Download Bagehot: The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot PDF

By Walter Bagehot

Realize: This publication is released via old Books restricted (www.publicdomain.org.uk) as a Public area e-book, when you have any inquiries, requests or desire any assist you can simply ship an e mail to publications@publicdomain.org.uk This publication is located as a public area and unfastened booklet in line with a number of on-line catalogs, if you happen to imagine there are any difficulties regard copyright concerns please touch us instantly through DMCA@publicdomain.org.uk

Show description

Read or Download Bagehot: The English Constitution PDF

Best politics & government books

Breaching the Siegfried Line

Фортификационные сооружения Линии Зигфрида

The Luftwaffe : a photographic record 1919-1945

Booklet by means of Ries, Karl

Landtagswahlkämpfe: Annäherung an eine Kampagnenform

Landtagswahlkämpfe sind nicht einfach Wahlkämpfe „zweiter Klasse“. Im Mehrebenensystem der Bundesrepublik stellen sie eine besondere Kampagnenform dar. Der Autor untersucht company, Programmatik und Instrumente der Wahlkämpfe in Nordrhein-Westfalen 2010, Baden-Württemberg 2011 und Sachsen-Anhalt 2011.

Die Werteordnung des Grundgesetzes

Dieses Grundlagenwerk informiert umfassend und systematisch über den Werterahmen, den das Grundgesetz seit 60 Jahren den Bürgern und der Politik vorgibt. Die Werte des Grundgesetzes entstammen dem westlichen Kulturkreis. Sie sind das deutlichste Indiz dafür, dass die Bundesrepublik Deutschland zum Kreis der demokratischen Verfassungsstaaten des Okzidents zählt.

Extra resources for Bagehot: The English Constitution

Example text

In its origin it belongs to the one, in its function it belongs to the other. The most curious point about the cabinet is that so very little is known  The Cabinet about it. The meetings are not only secret in theory, but secret in reality. By the present practice, no official minute2 is kept of them. Even a private note is discouraged and disliked. The House of Commons, even in its most inquisitive and turbulent moments, would not permit a note of a cabinet meeting to be read. No minister who respected the fundamental usages of political practice would attempt to read such a note.

But he tries to get a chairman of the Finance Committee who likes his tax; through that chairman he tries to  The Cabinet persuade the committee to recommend such tax; by that committee he tries to induce the house to adopt that tax. But such a chain of communications is liable to continual interruptions; it may suffice for a single tax on a fortunate occasion, but will scarcely pass a complicated budget – we do not say in a war or a rebellion – we are now comparing the cabinet system and the presidential system in quiet times – but in times of financial difficulty.

This critical opposition is the consequence of cabinet government. The great scene of debate, the great engine of popular instruction and political controversy, is the legislative assembly. A speech there by an eminent statesman, a party movement by a great political combination, are the best means yet known for arousing, enlivening, and teaching a people. The cabinet system ensures such debates, for it makes them the means by which statesmen advertise themselves for future and confirm themselves in present governments.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.93 of 5 – based on 30 votes