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Bagehot's System

Brian Harrison

in The Transformation of British Politics 1860–1995

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198731214
eISBN:
9780191694967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198731214.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Walter Bagehot was a brilliant essayist, a master at setting the career of a public figure into its political context, and at explaining how the world works. As a Liberal, his serious-minded ... More


The Basic Constitutional Rules: Influence and the Prerogative

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The office of head of state should be distinguished from that of head of government. The head of state has three main functions. First, there are constitutional functions, which today are primarily ... More


The Evolution of Constitutional Monarchy

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The British monarchy is by far the oldest of all the constitutional monarchies. Its origins can be traced back to before the Norman Conquest. The influence of Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights are ... More


The Canonical Sextet

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter provides information on several classical writers who dealt with the meaning of the constitution of Britain including Walter Bagehot, A. V. Dicey, Sidney Low, L. S. Amery, Harold Laski, ... More


The English Public Lawyers' Constitution

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Sir Alan Lascelles states the constitution (except the bits we are not allowed to know about) in an anonymous letter ‘The doctrine of parliamentary supremacy since Blackstone’. Bagehot; Dicey; Low; ... More


Articulating Opinion

Brian Harrison

in The Transformation of British Politics 1860–1995

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198731214
eISBN:
9780191694967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198731214.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

It is through parliament that public opinion in Britain is articulated. How successfully since the 1860s has it carried out Walter Bagehot's five ‘functions’? These are the elective function (that ... More


The Moral Climate of Reform: 1848–1867

Angus Hawkins

in Victorian Political Culture: 'Habits of Heart and Mind'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198728481
eISBN:
9780191795336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728481.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the changing moral climate surrounding renewed discussion of parliamentary Reform after 1848. Britain’s avoidance of revolution in 1848 was celebrated as proof of the strength ... More


Empire and Welfare

Brian Harrison

in The Transformation of British Politics 1860–1995

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198731214
eISBN:
9780191694967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198731214.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter looks at changes that affected each dimension of the British political system and the dynamic behind such changes. It focuses on two long-term reasons why Walter Bagehot's political ... More


Fragmentation and Union

Brian Harrison

in The Transformation of British Politics 1860–1995

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198731214
eISBN:
9780191694967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198731214.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Nationalism impinged on the United Kingdom (UK) in an unusual way. The UK has been held together, not by propagating a composite UK nationality, but by a somewhat informal and untrumpeted ... More


Modern Gentlemanly Progress

Robert Colls

in Identity of England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245192
eISBN:
9780191697432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245192.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Walter Bagehot's plan for the survival of the key political figure of the modern state known as the English gentleman. Many gentlemen tended to stay rich and even dignified, as ... More


Introduction

Angus Hawkins

in Victorian Political Culture: 'Habits of Heart and Mind'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198728481
eISBN:
9780191795336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728481.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The introduction sets out how the book seeks to understand nineteenth-century public values and political aspirations. It examines how the customs, beliefs, and behaviour that delineated communal ... More


A Liberal Descent: Charles Darwin and the Evolution of Ethics

Piers J. Hale

in Political Descent: Malthus, Mutualism, and the Politics of Evolution in Victorian England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226108490
eISBN:
9780226108520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108520.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Debates about the implications of evolution quickly moved beyond morphology to focus on mind and morals. Darwin denied that his theory endorsed the ethics of every cheating tradesman, as some clearly ... More


Contractual Networks in Socio-economic Perspective: The Case of the European Financial Crisis (2009–2010)

Richard Swedberg

in Contract Governance: Dimensions in Law and Interdisciplinary Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198723202
eISBN:
9780191790294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723202.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

Contractual networks emerge when contracts of a financial nature are entered among actors such as firms, states, and individuals. Under certain conditions losses in one part of such networks may ... More


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