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Bagehot: the English constitution

The English Constitution. With an introd. by R.H.S. Crossman.

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > Structure of government. Jurisdiction

Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Miles Taylor, Walter Bagehot, Gaulhiac, Paul Smith
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Series title: Cambridge texts in the history of political thought.
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Additional Format

Print version: Bagehot. Cambridge [England] ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001 (DLC) 00062139 (OCoLC)44794874

Short Description

1 online resource (XXXII, 253 pages).

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Bagehot: the English constitution is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: edited by Paul Smith.
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 568 editions
  • First edition Date: 1865
  • Last edition Date: 2014
  • Languages: British English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese
  • Library of Congress Code: KD4025
  • Dewey Code: 342.4202
  • ISBN: 0511039549 9780511039546 0511037732 9780511037733 9780521465359 0521465354 9781139163835 1139163833 9780511052972 0511052979 1280416823 9781280416828
  • OCLC: 56035268

Publisher Description:

Walter Bagehot's anatomy of The English Constitution is a classic of English political writing. In this new Cambridge Texts edition it appears for the first time in its original (1867) book version, with Bagehot's original conclusion, and the substantial introduction written for the second edition of 1872. Paul Smith's introduction places Bagehot's VIews in the context of contemporary events and prevalent VIews of the working of the constitution, indicating their relation to his developing ideas on the anthropological and sociological springs of authority. He assesses the accuracy of Bagehot's account of parliamentary government in operation, and the strength of Bagehot's analysis of the difficulties faced by British liberalism in coming to terms with the approach of democracy. All the usual student-friendly features of the Cambridge Texts series are present, including a select bibliography and brief biographies of key figures, and annotation which explains some of Bagehot's more arcane contemporary allusions.

Main Contents

Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Editor s introduction; Principal events in Bagehot s life; Note on the text and annotation; THE ENGLISH CONSTITUTION; Biographical notes on persons mentioned in the text; Bibliographical note; Index.

Table of Contents

Editor's introduction
Principal events in Bagehot's life
Note on the text and annotation
The English Constitution: Advertisement
1. The cabinet
2. The pre-requisites of cabinet government, and the peculiar form which they have assumed in England
3. The monarchy
4. The monarchy (continued)
5. The House of Lords
6. The House of Commons
7. On changes of ministry
8. Its supposed checks and balances
9. Its history, and the effects of that history
Introduction to the second edition (1872)
Biographical notes on persons mentioned in the text
Bibliographical note

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