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Liberty and Locality: Parliament, Permissive Legislation, and Ratepayers' Democracies in the Nineteenth Century

John Prest

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201755
eISBN:
9780191675003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201755.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is a study of local government and permissive legislation in 19th-century Britain. It argues that permissive legislation facilitated local initiative and debate, and that local initiatives were ... More


Intellectuals and Judges

John Prest

in Liberty and Locality: Parliament, Permissive Legislation, and Ratepayers' Democracies in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201755
eISBN:
9780191675003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201755.003.0023
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the early 1860s, critics of permissive legislation fastened upon two points. The first concerned the freedom which localities enjoyed not to adopt permissive Acts, or even, having adopted them, to ... More


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