The English Constitution
A classic study of the British constitution, paying special attention to how Parliament and the monarchy work. The author frequently draws comparisons with the American Constitution, being generally critical of the American system of government.
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Walter Bagehot. No . VII . PAGE . 219 ITS SUPPOSED CHECKS AND
BALANCES . . . . No . VIII . THE PRE - REQUISITES OF CABINET GOVERNMENT
, AND THE PECULIAR FORM WHICH THEY IAVE ASSUMED IN ENGLAND . 254
No . IX .
The principal question arises most naturally from a main doctrine of these essays
. I have said that . cabinet government is possible in England because England
was a deferential country . I meant that the nominal constituency was not ...
... and the questions of foreign policy come out generally in this way , that the
Government has already done something ... But now the real power is not in the
Sovereign , it is in the Prime Minister and in the Cabinet — that is in the hands of
The practical choice of first - rate nations is between the Presidential Government
and the Parliamentary ; no State can be first - rate which has not a Government
by ... No . I . THE CABINET INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION . lxxi.
... aristocracy others , democracy , again , others ; but England has shown that a
government can be constructed in which ... the religious allegiance , which are
essential to a true monarchy , are imaginative sentiments that B 2 THE CABINET .
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Walter Bagehot was editor of the Economist and his name is still on the weekly page about England. This book describes the English Constitution and compares it favorably with the United States Constitution. Read full review