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Theory

Matthew Flinders

in Delegated Governance and the British State: Walking without Order

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199271603
eISBN:
9780191709241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271603.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

This chapter sets out the theoretical framework used in this book. This consists of three complementary theoretical approaches — the Westminster Model, Historical Institutionalism, and ... More


The Westminster Model as a Constitutional Archetype

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter defines the Westminster Model and describes its historical development, arguing that a Westminster Model constitution is most suitable for Britain's needs. It distinguishes the essential ... More


The Crown, Prime Minister and Government

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reviews the earliest Westminster Model constitutions that took unambiguously monarchical forms, namely those of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. It talks about the power ... More


Parliament I: Functions, Powers and Composition

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on Westminster Model constitutions around the world that prescribe the composition of parliament, such as the manner in which members are chosen, qualifications and ... More


Parliament II: Privileges, Organization and Procedures

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter delves into the privileges of parliament as an integral part of the Westminster System, going back to Article 9 of the Bill of Rights 1689. It lists freedom of speech, the immunity of ... More


The Global Development of the Westminster Model

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Constituting Scotland: The Scottish National Movement and the Westminster Model

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697595
eISBN:
9781474427128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697595.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter argues that the term ‘Westminster Model’ is still a useful on in categorising politico-legal systems which, although capable of accommodating much diversity in term of institutional ... More


V10. Central Bank Independence

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Throughout the twentieth century the view was taken by consecutive governments that the United Kingdom's constitution was incompatible with the concept of central bank independence. New Labour ... More


Foundations, Principles, Rights and Religion

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter describes a written constitution as both a moral and legal document and as a charter of self-government that provides a covenantal statement of identity, purpose, and values. It discusses ... More


Nations, Regions and Local Democracy

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter talks about Sir Ivor Jennings, who observed in the context of decolonization in the 1950s that one must first decide who are the people before one can decide how the people are to govern ... More


Judiciary, Administration, Elections and Miscellaneous Provisions

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter emphasizes that a particular care must be taken by the judiciary to perform its functions properly and ensure that the mechanisms for the appointment of judges, the rules protecting ... More


Constituting Scotland: The Scottish National Movement and the Westminster Model

W. Elliot Bulmer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697595
eISBN:
9781474427128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697595.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The rise of the Scottish national movement has been accompanied by the emergence of distinct constitutional ideas, claims and arguments, which may affect constitutional design in any future ... More


Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

W. Elliot Bulmer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book considers what Britain might learn from Westminster-derived constitutions around the world. The book begins by identifying the deep constitutional crisis of the British body-politic and ... More


Constitution-Building Processes

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter covers the processes and politics of constitutional refoundation and analyzes reflections on the need for a broader revival of civic and democratic values beyond the constitution. It ... More


Constitutionalism and the Westminster Model

Mike McConville and Luke Marsh

in The Myth of Judicial Independence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198822103
eISBN:
9780191861192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822103.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter evaluates the constitutional framework of the United Kingdom, revealing a disturbing new settlement of State power. In particular, it hones in on the ‘Westminster Model’ of government ... More


The Myth of Judicial Independence

Mike McConville and Luke Marsh

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198822103
eISBN:
9780191861192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822103.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book on the criminal justice system is uniquely positioned to examine judicial claims to independence, the politics of the judiciary, the rule of law, and the role of the executive in the ... More


The United Kingdom: When a Coalition Meets the Westminster Model, Who Wins?

Nick Barlow and Tim Bale

in Coalition Governance in Western Europe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198868484
eISBN:
9780191905018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868484.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter examines the United Kingdom’s sole post-war coalition government and how it interacted with the Westminster Model’s assumption of single-party government. It looks at the issue from two ... More


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