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What's Wrong with the British Constitution?$
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Iain McLean

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199546954

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.001.0001

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(p.251) 12 Monarchs
What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Iain Mclean

Oxford University Press

Purpose of a head of state. Executive and non‐executive heads of state in some democratic constitutions. Australian constitutional crisis 1975. Sir David Smith fails to wake the Queen's Private Secretary. Argument for monarchy: certainty. Arguments against: democracy; quality of head of state. The Hanoverian dynasty as UK heads of state. How to elect a head of state?. What would happen to the Royal Prerogative in a democracy. The George V—Asquith exchange of letters in autumn 1913.

Keywords:   head of state, Monarchy, Australian constitutional crisis, Kerr, Sir John, Whitlam, E. Gough, Fraser, Malcolm, Primogeniture, Hanoverian dynasty, Condorcet rule, Royal Prerogative, George V. Asquith, H. H

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