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作者 Dorey, Peter, 1959-
書名 House of Lords reform since 1911 [electronic resource] : must the Lords go? / Peter Dorey and Alexandra Kelso
出版項 Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
國際標準書號 9780230306929 (electronic bk.)
0230306926 (electronic bk.)
9780230271661 (hardback)
0230271669 (hardback)
國際標準號碼 9786613097200
book jacket
說明 1 online resource
附註 Includes index
Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-235) and index
Introduction -- Firing the First Shots: The 1911 Parliament Act and Inter-War Initiatives -- Labour Learns the Complexities of Lords Reform: The 1949 Parliament Act -- Pouring New Wine into the Old Bottle: The 1958 Life Peerages Act -- A Right of Renunciation: The 1963 Peerage Act -- Crossman Can't Convince his Colleagues: The 1969 Parliament (No. 2) Bill 202 -- Out With the Hereditary Peers ₆ or most of them: The 1999 House of Lords Act and Beyond -- Conclusion: A Constant Constitutional Conundrum
In 1911, the power of the House of Lords was curbed, as a prelude to establishing a more democratic Second Chamber. A century later, the House of Lords is still comprised mostly of appointed peers, with some hereditary peers remaining. This book explains why House of Lords reform has proceeded so erratically since 1911, and why an elected Second Chamber has still not been established 100 years later. Using a range of primary sources, including Cabinet papers, Ministerial correspondence, the archives of the main political parties and the private papers of various key political figures, this unique study traces the main proposals for reform of the Second Chamber during the last 100 years, and notes that even the apparently simplest measures have raised complex or constitutionally awkward problems when exposed to fuller discussion and examination. Furthermore, the issue of House of Lords reform has not only repeatedly revealed disagreements between the main parties, but also marked differences within them, which have exacerbated the problems of securing agreement on proposals for reform
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Palgrave
鏈接 Print version: Dorey, Peter, 1959- House of Lords reform since 1911. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 9780230271661 (DLC) 2011003951 (OCoLC)692287967
主題 Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords -- Reform
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Great Britain. -- Parliament. -- House of Lords -- Reform
Political Science
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- History & Theory. bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Kelso, Alexandra
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