The Labour Party and Constitutional Reform
A History of Constitutional Conservatism
By (author) Peter Dorey
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Labour Party and Constitutional Reform by Peter Dorey
Book DescriptionExamines the Labour Party's approach to constitutional reforms in historical context, and how these have been pursued more to 'modernize' political institutions, rather that radically transform them. Explains the reasons for this constitutional conservatism, and the debates which specific reform proposals have prompted in the Party.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230205352
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 17-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Peter Dorey
PETER DOREY is Reader in British Politics at Cardiff University, UK. He has published widely on various aspects of post-1945 British politics and public policy. His previous books include The Conservative Party and the Trade Unions, Policy Making in Britain: an Introduction, The Labour Governments, 1964-1970 and Wage Politics in Britain.
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