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" To state the matter shortly, the sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy such as ours, three rights — the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn. And a king of great sense and sagacity would want no others. "
The English Constitution - Page 73
by Walter Bagehot - 1872 - 291 pages
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Bagehot: The English Constitution

Bagehot - History - 2001 - 253 pages
...influence by the judicious exercise of those 'rights' in relation to ministers which Bagehot defines as 'the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn' (p. 60). Bagehot substantially underestimated the practical political influence of the monarchy, at...
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Palmerston and the Politics of Foreign Policy, 1846-55

David Brown - History - 2002 - 239 pages
...monarchy therefore had no legislative power, nor did it form the executive; it had ultimately only three rights: 'the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn'. 1 " Clearly the influence of the monarch extended beyond that of an adviser and Russell himself, though...
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Constitutional and Administrative Law

Hilaire Barnett - Law - 2002 - 1301 pages
...United Kingdom's constitutional democracy In Walter Bagehot's often-quoted phrase, the Monarch has the right to 'be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn' (1867). As such, the Queen must be fully informed of the actions of her government, and given adequate...
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Power: A Reader

Mark Haugaard - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 341 pages
...dictionary goes on to give many other technical senses. 3 Bagehot states that the British monarch has 'the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn' (1867: p. 111). These rights give the monarch considerable influence. But no constitution, even an...
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Vergleichende Regierungslehre

Franz Lehner, Ulrich Widmaier - Political Science - 2003 - 177 pages
...von ihm als „würdiger Teil" (dignified part) der Verfassung eingeschätzt. Übrig geblieben war „the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn", während die eigentliche Regierungspolitik durch das vom Vertrauen des Parlaments abhängige Kabinett...
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Power: A Philosophical Analysis, Second Edition

Peter Morriss - Philosophy - 2002 - 277 pages
...dictionary goes on to give many other technical senses. 3 Bagehot states that the British monarch has "the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn" (1867: p. 111). These rights give the monarch considerable influence. But no constitution, even an...
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Constitutional Dictatorship: Crisis Government in the Modern Democracies

Clinton Rossiter - Political Science - 1948 - 322 pages
...as manifested in public opinion. It might be said that Commons also assumed the King's functions — "the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn." The main task of Parliament in the war was "sensing, focusing, intensifying, and concentrating upon...
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Queen Victoria: A Biographical Companion

Helen Rappaport - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 465 pages
...outlining the role of constitutional monarchy. He defined the three basic rights of the sovereign as being "the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn" (103). As regards her relationships with her ministers, the queen added another prerequisite of her...
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Canada's Founding Debates

Janet Ajzenstat - History - 2003 - 502 pages
...withered away. As Walter Bagehot phrased it, the powers of the sovereign boiled down to three things: "the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn. " (The English Constitution [1st published 1867]; Brighton and Portland: Sussex Academic Press, 1997,...
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A History of the University of Manchester, 1973-90

Brian S. Pullan, Michele Abendstern - History - 2004 - 334 pages
...perhaps have been explained by invoking Walter Bagehot on the Victorian monarchy - they surely included 'the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to wajn'. Professor Griffith would clearly be no King Log; might he, perhaps, prove to be King Stork and...
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