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Title: What is the English Constitution? The Answer of John James Park in the Crucial Year 1832
Authors: Bruschi, Ugo
Rossi, Davide
Keywords: British Constitution
Constitutional Theory
Glorious Revolution
Great Reform Act
J. J. Park
Prime Minister
Rule by Cabinet
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Citation: Ugo Bruschi, Davide Rossi, "What is the English Constitution? The Answer of John James Park in the Crucial Year 1832", in: "Sources of Law and Legal Protection", (Triestine Lecture; 1), EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2012, pp. 25-54.
Series/Report no.: Triestine Lecture
Abstract: From the 1688 revolution to the beginning of 19th century, the English constitution underwent a deep transformation. While the divine right of Kings and the royal prerogative waned, the role of Prime Minister and rule by Cabinet became paramount; a two-party system gradually imposed itself in the new-born “Great Britain”. But this essential change went nearly unobserved by political thinkers and jurists of the time, with the notable exception of J.J. Park, who published The Dogmas of the Constitution, a sharp denunciation of the gap between theoretical and actual constitution, in 1832, the year of the Great Reform Act.
ISBN: 978-88-8303-468-8
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