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The Transformation of British Politics 1860–1995

Brian Harrison


The British political system, though often criticised, has been the model and the inspiration for many national governments worldwide. Yet it is now at the centre of controversial debate within Britain itself. Over the 130 years since Bagehot wrote his English Constitution, no historian has investigated in depth how it has evolved in all its dimensions, and few political scientists have looked further back than the Second World War. This book provides a detailed explanation of how the British political system came to acquire the form it has today. The book's analysis runs continuously from the ... More

Keywords: British political system, Bagehot, English Constitution, civil liberties, pressure groups, parliament, elections, central government, local government, monarchy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198731214
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198731214.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Harrison, author
Oxford University