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The English Constitution

Walter Bagehot

Publisher: Good Press

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In Walter Bagehot's seminal work, 'The English Constitution,' readers are taken on a detailed exploration of the British political system. Published in 1867, this insightful book delves into the workings of the English government, discussing the monarchy, the aristocracy, and the House of Commons. Bagehot's scholarly analysis is characterized by a clear and engaging writing style that is accessible to readers of all backgrounds. This book is considered a classic in the field of political science and remains relevant today. Bagehot's astute observations on the balance of power and the role of tradition in government provide valuable insights into the English political landscape of his time. Walter Bagehot, a respected journalist and economist, was inspired to write 'The English Constitution' by his keen interest in political theory and his observations of the British government. As the editor of 'The Economist,' Bagehot had a deep understanding of political and economic issues, which is reflected in his insightful analysis in this book. I highly recommend 'The English Constitution' to readers interested in political science, British history, or constitutional law. Bagehot's thoughtful analysis and engaging style make this book a valuable resource for understanding the intricacies of the English political system.
Available since: 11/20/2019.
Print length: 283 pages.

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