- Paperback: 334 pages
- Publisher: Hart Publishing (3 Jun. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1841136719
- ISBN-13: 978-1841136714
- Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.9 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Vernon Bogdanor offers a fresh insight into the substantial, and still largely underappreciated, changes to the British constitution. He combines the approaches of the political historian, the constitutional lawyer and the political scientist to put the changes into a wider context. It is a must read for anyone interested in British politics. --Peter Riddell, The Times
This masterly survey charts the rise of the 'New' constitution and expertly explains both how it works and why it matters. Bogdanor is Dicey and Bagehot rolled into one for the twenty-first century. --Guy Lodge, Institute for Public Policy Research
About the Author
Vernon Bogdanor, CBE, Fellow of Brasenose College, is Professor of Government at Oxford University, Gresham Professor of Law, a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. He has been an adviser to a number of governments, including those of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Israel and Slovakia. His books include The People and the Party System, Multi-Party Politics and the Constitution, Power and the People, and Devolution in the United Kingdom. He is a frequent contributor to TV, radio and the press and is a sometime special advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Communities (1982-83), and the House of Commons Public Service Committee. Most recently he was awarded the Sir Isiaiah Berlin prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies by the Political Studies Association.
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The University of Oxford professor Vernon Bogdanor explaines in a clear, easy to read way what's going on and why this happens. There is no hope that the Conservatives under a seemingly ignorant David Cameron can restore the old order, as it has already gone under several constitutional changes by New Labour (Devolution!) and by the integration in die EU in the 1970s. So, lets talk about the new constitution! Bogdanor makes a brilliant start.
Other resources are more suitable for laying down the framework of the (semi-unwritten) British Constitution (the prime principles of Parliamentary Sovereignty, Rule of Law, Conventions, ...), but this book weaves together these constitutional principles and forecasts what is happening next.
Chapter 4 is especially useful for those who are studying 'Devolution' as part of their Public Law syllabus. It talks about the justification for initiating devolution (for Scotland, it is to maintain the unitary structure. For Northern Ireland, it is to create channels of discussion between the unionists and nationalists), the 'West Lothian'/English question, and suggests what may happen in the future.
Chapter 11 is truly incredible. Never have I been so interested in public law as a subject, and as a whole. If you are going to read just one chapter from this book, this is the chapter you should read. Bogdanor tracks down the nature of Parliamentary Sovereignty as a principle, and how it is under assault due to constitutional reform (ECA, HRA, devolution, Constitutional Reform Act 2005, ...), and talks about the death of Bagehot's conception of the constitution ('near complete fusion'), and the declining nature of the Diceyan prime principle of Parliamentary sovereignty.
Chapter 11 on its own can be used to answer exam questions on parliamentary sovereignty. That is, if you understand the key foundation of the principle.
'The New British Constitution' is not a textbook. It cannot help you to achieve a high mark, as you need theory (and the requisite understanding) for that.Read more ›
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