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Parliamentary Reform at Westminster

Alexandra Kelso

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076756
eISBN:
9781781702482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076756.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Labour Party government elected in 1997 pledged to reform the Westminster parliament by modernising the House of Commons and removing the hereditary peers from the House of Lords. Events have ... More


The Reform Party and the Reform Movement

Miles Taylor

in The Decline of British Radicalism, 1847–1860

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204824
eISBN:
9780191676413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204824.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The chapter looks at the trend showing the extent to which the reform movement outside the British parliament retained much of its momentum after 1848. The chapter discusses how the British ... More


Patriotism and Radical Reform, 1782-1785

Stephen Small

in Political Thought in Ireland 1776-1798: Republicanism, Patriotism, and Radicalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257799
eISBN:
9780191717833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257799.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After 1782, many Irish patriots developed a genuinely radical agenda focused on parliamentary reform. This put the broad church of Irish patriotism under immense strain, as previous allies disagreed ... More


V3. Executive–Legislative Relationships

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/9780199271597.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The relationship between the executive and legislature at the national level remains heavily weighted in favour of the government but a far more balanced relationship is observable at the ... More


The Commitment to Reform, 1792–1802

E. A. Smith

in Lord Grey 1764–1845

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201632
eISBN:
9780191674969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201632.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the formation of the Friends of the People and Grey's commitment to parliamentary reform. The Friends of the People was a society formed primarily to save the Whig Party from ... More


Political Thought in Ireland 1776-1798: Republicanism, Patriotism, and Radicalism

Stephen Small

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257799
eISBN:
9780191717833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257799.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is a analysis of late 18th-century Irish patriot thought and its development into 1790s radical republicanism. Patriots, radicals, and republicans played key roles in the movements for free ... More


Parliamentary Reform

G. R. Searle

in Entrepreneurial Politics in Mid-Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203575
eISBN:
9780191675874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203575.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

When businessmen in Britain sought to carry out the reforms they believed to be necessary if commerce and industry were to flourish, they often came up against the hostility of an aristocratic ... More


Imperial Crisis

S. J. Connolly

in Divided Kingdom: Ireland 1630-1800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199543472
eISBN:
9780191716553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543472.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The administration of Viscount Townshend, replacing reliance on local undertakers with direct rule by a resident lord lieutenant, was part of a wider tightening of imperial control. Between 1776 and ... More


The People’s Champion, 1866–1867

Miles Taylor

in Ernest Jones, Chartism, and the Romance of Politics 1819-1869

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207290
eISBN:
9780191717277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207290.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1865, Ernest Jones returned to the field of political agitation in England. He joined the parliamentary reform campaign, initially under the auspices of the Manchester Manhood Suffrage League, and ... More


Introduction

E. A. Smith

in Lord Grey 1764–1845

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201632
eISBN:
9780191674969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201632.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This book is the first biography of Charles, second Earl Grey, since G.M. Trevelyan's biography was published. Earl Grey is known for his lifelong dedication to the cause of civil and religious ... More


Ireland

Peter J. Marshall

in Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

To contemporaries Ireland's contribution to Britain's security and wealth was of the utmost importance. Effective British control was therefore deemed to be essential. This control was seriously ... More


Elections in Wales, 1832–1886

Matthew Cragoe

in Culture, Politics, and National Identity in Wales 1832-1886

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207542
eISBN:
9780191716737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207542.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The previous chapter offered an overview of the distinctive ideologies associated with the main political parties. This chapter examines the way in which these broad positions informed debate at ... More


Understanding parliamentary reform

Alexandra Kelso

in Parliamentary Reform at Westminster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076756
eISBN:
9781781702482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076756.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book has used historical institutionalism because it not only forces us to take the long-term view of an institution's development, but also gives us insights into norms and values, ... More


Coalition Government, 1830–1834

Peter Mandler

in Aristocratic Government in the Age of Reform: Whigs and Liberals 1830-1852

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217817
eISBN:
9780191678288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217817.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In England, the first government of the Age of Reform was not a Whig, nor even a Whig party government, but a coalition of Whigs, liberals, moderates, and liberal Tories, united only by their ... More


Effectiveness in the House of Commons 1900–97

Alexandra Kelso

in Parliamentary Reform at Westminster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076756
eISBN:
9781781702482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076756.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Successive governments have been able to use their dominant position inside the House of Commons to implement effectiveness reforms, defined as those which seek to rebalance executive-legislative ... More


Effectiveness in the House of Commons since 1997

Alexandra Kelso

in Parliamentary Reform at Westminster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076756
eISBN:
9781781702482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076756.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Norton (2000) outlined three conditions that must be met before effective parliamentary reform may proceed. The first necessary condition is a window of opportunity in which reform can take place. ... More


Charles James Fox

L. G. Mitchell

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201045
eISBN:
9780191674815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201045.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Charles James Fox was one of the most colourful figures in 18th-century politics. Notorious for the excesses of his private life, he was at the same time one of the leading politicians of his ... More


Parliament and parliamentary reform

Alexandra Kelso

in Parliamentary Reform at Westminster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076756
eISBN:
9781781702482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076756.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Westminster parliament has attracted attention in recent years in terms of how it can be changed and reformed so as to improve the role it plays in British politics. Think tanks, public ... More


Historical institutionalism and parliament

Alexandra Kelso

in Parliamentary Reform at Westminster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076756
eISBN:
9781781702482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076756.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

To understand why parliamentary reform does or does not take place requires a prior understanding of the context in which it does or does not occur. The characteristics of the institution of ... More


Scottish-English Connections in British Radicalism in the 1790s

Bob Harris

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the frame for radical co-operation in the age of the Friends of the People and later. The links to radicalism south of the Border have tended to be relegated to the margins of ... More


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