The Labour Party and Constitutional Reform: A History of Constitutional Conservatism

Hardcover | July 15, 2008

byPeter Dorey

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This book examines the Labour Party's approach to constitutional reforms in historical context, and how these have been pursued more to 'modernize' political institutions, rather that radically transform them. Dorey explains the reasons for this constitutional conservatism, and the debates which specific reform proposals have prompted in the Party.

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This book examines the Labour Party's approach to constitutional reforms in historical context, and how these have been pursued more to 'modernize' political institutions, rather that radically transform them. Dorey explains the reasons for this constitutional conservatism, and the debates which specific reform proposals have prompted ...

PETER DOREY  is Reader in British Politics at Cardiff University, UK. He has published widely on various aspects of post-1945 British politics and public policy. His previous books include The Conservative Party and the Trade Unions, Policy Making in Britain: an Introduction, The Labour Governments, 1964-1970 and Wage Politics in Brit...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.94 inPublished:July 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230205356

ISBN - 13:9780230205352

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Labour Party and Constitutional Reform * Electoral Reform * The House of Commons * The House of Lords Reform * The Civil Service * Open Government and Freedom of Information * Scottish Devolution * Welsh Devolution * English Regionalism * Northern Ireland *
Conclusion: A Century of Constitutional Conservatism * Bibliography