Reshaping The British Constitution: Essays in Political Interpretation

Hardcover | March 2, 2005

byNevil Johnson

not yet rated|write a review
Reshaping the British Constitution provides a vigorous critique of the deformations of Britain's customary constitution and why it could not effectively stem the growth of a centralized political authority. On this foundation it provides a critical description and assessment of recent constitutional changes including devolution, House of Lords reform, human rights and the encroachment of the European Union.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$208.00

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

Reshaping the British Constitution provides a vigorous critique of the deformations of Britain's customary constitution and why it could not effectively stem the growth of a centralized political authority. On this foundation it provides a critical description and assessment of recent constitutional changes including devolution, House ...

Nevil Johnson is an Emeritus Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, where from 1969 to 1996 he was a Reader in the Comparative Study of Institutions in the University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow. The early years of his career were spent in the administrative class of the Civil Service. From 1966 to 1981 he edited the journal Public...

other books by Nevil Johnson

Government in the Federal Republic of Germany: The Executive at Work
Government in the Federal Republic of Germany: The Exec...

Kobo ebook|Oct 1 2013

$73.79 online$95.73list price(save 22%)
Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:March 2, 2005Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0333946197

ISBN - 13:9780333946190

Customer Reviews of Reshaping The British Constitution: Essays in Political Interpretation

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Preface * Introduction * PART I: THE UNDERPINNINGS OF THE CUSTOMARY CONSTITUTION * Constitutions and Constitutionalism * Foundations and Principles * Institutional Pluralism and Subsidiarity * PART II: INSTITUTIONS AND PRACTICES UNDER THE CUSTOMARY CONSTITUTION * Symbols of Unity: Monarchy and Religious Establishment * A Parliamentary Government: the Executive Power * The Foundations of Legitimacy: Parliament * The Judiciary in the Constitution * PART III: RESHAPING THE CONSTITUTION * The Customary Constitution in the Melting-pot * Institutional Innovation: Devolution and Decentralisation * Reform at the Centre: the Primacy of Politics * Human Rights and Reinforcement of the Judiciary * Constitutional Consequences of Membership of the European Union * Beyond Custom and Tradition: the Politics of Pragmatic Adaptation