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Constitutional Change in the UK By Nigel Forman

Constitutional Change in the UK
by Nigel Forman

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Examines the unprecedented changes to institutions of political power since New Labour's victory, collectively and in detail, placing each in its historical context, analysing solutions and what the future holds for this ambitious reform period.
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Constitutional Change in the UK by Nigel Forman

The years since New Labour came to power in 1997 have seen changes to the British institutions of political power on an unprecedented scale. The reforms have been widespread, ranging from devolution of power in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, to the reform of the House of Lords and the changing role of the Monarchy. This book is the first to examine these changes collectively and in detail, placing each in its historical context, analysing problems, solutions and what the future holds for this ambitious period of reforms.

The book is comprehensive in coverage, and accessibly written. As such it should be the ideal resource for undergraduate students of British Politics seeking to make sense of this complex subject.

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Table of Contents


Part 1: The Legacy of History 1. Historical background Part 2: Issues of Identity and Territory 2. Nationalism and Devolution 3. The Irish Question 4. The Issue of Scotland 5. The Meaning of Wales 6. The English Question Part 3: Modernising Government 7. Modernising Central Government 8. Modernising Local Government Part 4: Other Forms of Institutional Modernisation 9. Redefining the Monarchy and the Crown 10. Reforming The House of Lords 11. Modernising The House of Commons 12. Transforming the Legal System Part 5: New Rules, Methods and Political Relationships 13. Changing the Rules of the Political Game 14. Adjusting the Methods of Democratic Decision Making 15. The People, Society and the State Part 6: A Reformed United Kingdom with a European Future 16. The European Union and Other Challenges 17. Cumulative Change and Dynamic Outlook

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GOR001147368
Constitutional Change in the UK by Nigel Forman
Nigel Forman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2002-07-18
432
0415230365
9780415230360
N/A
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