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The House of Lords and contemporary politics

P. A. Bromhead

The House of Lords and contemporary politics

1911-1957.

by P. A. Bromhead

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Published by Routledge & Paul in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 278. Bibliographical footnotes.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJN627 .B7
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 283 p.
    Number of Pages283
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6242605M
    LC Control Number58001920
    OCLC/WorldCa2221896

      The House of Lords has undergone significant change in recent years. The exclusion of the great majority of the hereditary peers in was intended as the first step in a two-stage reform process. But further reform has proved difficult to achieve Author: Donald Shell. The Guardian - Back to home. Iman Amrani on modern masculinity Podcast. Published: 9 Investigating the House of Lords. The House of Lords needs reforming, but abolishing it .

    Close study of today's House of Lords demolishes some common myths about British politics, and also about how two chamber parliaments work. This book, as well as focusing on the contemporary Lords, provides a historical and comparative context for British bicameralism, asks whether the Lords can be considered 'legitimate', and describes recent.   Dr Meg Russell, Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit (School of Public Policy, University College London) discusses her new book about the House of Lords. For further details about the book.

    In this analysis of the rôle of the House of Lords in Britain's present parliamentary system, the author concludes that contrary to expectations of both Left and Right, the House has developed increasing vitality and is indeed a useful and significant political instrument. Download PDF Journals Of The House Of Lords book full free. Journals Of The House Of Lords available for download and read online in other formats. whilst allegations of treachery came to dominate the internal politics of royalists and parliamentarians alike. The language applied to 'turncoats and renegadoes' in contemporary print is.


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Bromhead. The Labour Party has lost its former attitude of active hostility to the House of Lords, but still has little enthusiasm for any. This book shows how the Lords adapted to, and survived, the 'age of reform' and traces their changing relationship with the House of Commons and the British people at large.

It fills an important gap, for the peerage were, and contrived to remain, major actors in the politics of the age. Read more Read less click to open popoverCited by: 3. As the second chamber of the Westminster parliament, the House of Lords has a central position in British politics.

But it is far less well-studied and well understood than the House of Commons. This is in part because of constant expectations that it is about to be reformed - but most Lords reform plans fail, as the Coalition government's dramatically did in Gordon Bannerman concludes that this is an authoritative and very readable scholarly work which is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary British politics.

The Contemporary House of Lords: Westminster Bicameralism Revived. Meg Russell. At a time of political and constitutional fluidity, the publication of  The Contemporary House of Lords: Westminster Bicameralism Revived  is therefore timely, for in this thoughtful and penetrating analysis Russell locates the reformed House of Lords within the modern British parliamentary system in a comparative bicameral context while also suggesting a realistic ‘roadmap’ for reform.

The House of Lords and Contemporary Politics (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, ). Google Scholar Longford, Lord, A History of the House of Lords (London: Collins, ).Cited by: 1. The House of Lords. The House of Lords has undergone significant change in recent years.

The exclusion of the great majority of the hereditary peers in was intended as the first step in a two-stage reform process. But further reform has proved difficult to achieve and remains a matter of considerable controversy. publication of The Contemporary House of Lords: Westminster Bicameralism Revived is therefore timely, for in this thoughtful and penetrating analysis Russell locates the reformed House of Lords within the modern British parliamentary system in a comparative bicameral context while also suggesting a realistic ‘roadmap’ for reform.

House of Lords. House of Lords, the upper chamber of Great Britain ’s bicameral legislature. Originated in the 11th century, when the Anglo-Saxon kings consulted witans (councils) composed of religious leaders and the monarch’s ministers, it emerged as a distinct element of Parliament in the 13th and 14th centuries.

Meanwhile, the present House has become more assertive, and is now widely recognised as making a substantial contribution to the overall work of parliament.

This book, available in paperback for the first time, examines the role of the contemporary : Paperback. * David Lipsey, Political Quarterly issue 85(2) * The Contemporary House of Lords: Westminster Bicameralism Revived is a thoughtful and comprehensive analysis that is readable and accessible to academics, students and the general reader.

* Leanne-Marie Cotter, Political Studies Review * show more5/5(1). The Contemporary House of Lords: Westminster Bicameralism Revived As the second chamber of the Westminster parliament, the House of Lords has a central position in British politics.

But it is far less well-studied and well understood than the House of Commons. The Contemporary House of Lords: Westminster Bicameralism Revived is a thoughtful and comprehensive analysis that is readable and accessible to academics, students and the general reader.

(Leanne-Marie Cotter, Political Studies Review)Author: Meg Russell. In The House of Lords and Contemporary Politics, veteran Lords-watcher Dr. Meg Russell of UCL’s Constitution Unit provides a valuable analysis of how the chamber works in today’s Parliament. The first part of the book provides a historical and.

This book is the first major study of the House of Lords since the reform in by Tony Blair's Labour government which removed most hereditary peers. It describes the membership of the chamber, its key functions, its political dynamics, and how these have changed since Author: Meg Russell.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bromhead, P.A. House of Lords and contemporary politics. London, Routledge & Paul [] (OCoLC) Close study of today's House of Lords demolishes some common myths about British politics, and also about how two chamber parliaments work.

This book, as well as focusing on the contemporary Lords, provides a historical and comparative context for British bicameralism, asks whether the Lords can be considered 'legitimate', and describes recent Brand: OUP Oxford. The House of Lords is the middle third of the ancient triumvirate in British politics: existing to represent the interests of the aristocracy, it comes after the Monarchy and before the Commons.

Get this from a library. The House of Lords and contemporary politics, [Peter Bromhead]. The House of Lords, also known as the House of Peers and domestically usually referred to simply as the Lords, is the upper house of the Parliament of the United ship is granted by appointment or else by heredity or official function.

Like the House of Commons, it meets in the Palace of Westminster. Officially, the full name of the house is the Right Honourable the Lords Leader: The Baroness Evans of Bowes Park.

This chapter summarises what has been learned in the book, returning to the six key questions that were posed in chapter 1. It suggests that today’s House of Lords is very different to its predecessors, and also differs in important ways from the House of Commons.

It argues that the chamber now has an important role in British politics, which has strengthened parliament as a whole, and.The House of Lords and Contemporary Politics (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, ). Google Scholar Constitution Unit, Reform of the House of Lords (London: The Constitution Unit, ).Cited by: 1.

This book explores the debate on the reform of the House of Lords and analyzes its work in the wider context of constitutional reform. The author examines the considerable changes that the House has undergone and looks at ways in which it might be further reformed.