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Reforming the Constitution
Debates in Twentieth-Century Britain

ISBN 9780714681078
Published October 31, 2000 by Routledge
320 Pages

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This collection takes as its subject how and why the British constitution developed during the course of the 20th century. In chapters that analyse in detail the evolution of various aspects of the constitution, this work explores debates about how the constitution ought to operate and the political goods it ought to secure among politicians, jurists and academics. In addition, it looks at the influence of political parties, nationalism, social and economic change, European integration, and the contests in over particular reforms in Parliament, courts, media and on the hustings.

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'Interesting and highly readable ... impressive appreciation of influences on debates from outside the United Kingdom; the incorporating of such an extra-territorial perspective is long overdue.' - Political Studies

'The book succeeds admirably in its primary objective of providing a deeper understanding of the driving forces behind the reform debate.' - Democratization

'Amasses a wealth of detailed argumentation and evidence.'

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