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" The efficient secret of the English Constitution may be described as the close union, the nearly complete fusion, of the executive and legislative powers. "
The English Constitution - Page 10
by Walter Bagehot - 1872 - 291 pages
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical ..., Volume 55

1868
...without its existence, our government would he impossible. Mr. Bagehot has well pointed this out. ' The efficient secret of the English Constitution may be described as the close union, the hearty, complete fusion of the executive and legislative powers. According to the traditional theory,...
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Notes on the Constitutional History of the United States

Kenneth McIntosh - Constitutional history - 1877 - 197 pages
...either power may end in despotism. " The efficient secret of the English Constitution," says Baghot,* " may be described as the close union, the nearly complete fusion of the legislative and executive powers. " No doubt," continues he, " by the traditional theory, as it exists...
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Public Opinion and Lord Beaconsfield, 1875-1880, Volume 1

George Carslake Thompson - Eastern question (Balkan) - 1886
...connection which makes both of these bodies organs of the very same Public Opinion. He pointed out that The efficient secret of the English Constitution may...complete fusion of the executive and legislative powers. . . . The connecting link is the Cabinet. — úng. Const, p. 11. And he showed how from this fusion...
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Harvard Law Review, Volume 30

Electronic journals - 1917
...with the constitutional doctrines of so high an authority as Blackstone. The one conclusion is that "the efficient secret of the English Constitution...complete fusion of the executive and legislative powers"; the second is that this fusion of the Government and the Legislature is achieved through the existence...
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and ..., Volume 8

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1890
...constitution in its most recent aspect " The efficient secret of the Edglish constitution," tie says, " may be described as the close union, the nearly complete fusion, of the executive and legislative powers. According to the traditional theory, as it exists in all the books, the goodness of our constitution...
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A Short History of Anglo-Saxon Freedom: The Polity of the English-speaking ...

James Kendall Hosmer - Anglo-Saxon race - 1890 - 420 pages
...as Montesquieu conceived they were in his day. " The efficient secret of the English constitution is the close union, the nearly complete fusion, of the executive and legislative powers. The connecting link is the Cabinet." —Bagehot: English Constitution, pp. 2 and 10. in adopting his...
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The British Versus the American System of National Government

Augustus Henry Frazer Lefroy - Canada - 1891 - 42 pages
...very highest interests of the nation. The efficient secret of the English Constitution, says Bagehot, may be described as the close union, the nearly complete...fusion, of the executive and legislative powers.* The fundamental defect of the American system, to quote an American critic in the North American Review,...
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The Law of Legislative Power in Canada

Augustus Henry Frazer Lefroy - Canada - 1897 - 825 pages
...Constitution, 5th ed., pp. 65-6. "The efficient secret of the English Constitution," says Bngchot, " may be described as the close union, the nearly complete fusion, of the executive and legislative powers :" Ibid, at p. 10. same separation of Executive from legislature exists in the separate States. "In...
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The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: The after-growth of the ...

Hannis Taylor - Constitutional history - 1898
...in the presence of the incontestable the fact that fact that the English constitution now embodies "the close union, the nearly complete fusion, of the...powers. No doubt, by the traditional theory as it exists blended; in all the books, the goodness of our constitution consists in 1 See above, p. 503, 504. a...
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The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1898 - 793 pages
...over this conception of the English constitution, asserts that the "efficient secret" of the system is the " close union, the nearly complete fusion, of the executive and legislative powers." (" The English Constitution," Works: iv. 52, 59.) See also) Parker's, "The Three Powers of Government,"...
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