Dignified and Efficient The British Monarchy in the Twentieth Century by Charles Douglas-Home

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  • British & Irish history: from c 1900 -,
  • 20th century,
  • Royalty,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Political Science,
  • History - General History,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General

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Number of Pages256
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Open LibraryOL8650567M
ISBN 101870626729
ISBN 109781870626729

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Dignified and Efficient: The British Monarchy in the Twentieth Century. In a series of moving portraits of the monarchs and their advisors, Charles Douglas-Home and Saul Kelly examine the tasks with which recent crowned heads have been troubled, and the virtues that 4/5.

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Walter Bagehot, in The English Constitution, published inasserted that a constitution needed two parts, ‘one to excite and preserve the reverence of the population’ and the other to ‘employ that homage in the work of government’.

The first he called ‘dignified’ and the second ‘efficient’. The monarch was the prime example of dignity in this sense and the cabinet of efficiency.

See this image Dignified and Efficient: The British Monarchy in the Twentieth Century Hardcover – 1 Jan. by Charles Douglas-Home (Author), Saul Kelly (Editor), Kelly Saul Author: Charles Douglas-Home. Walter Bagehot, the great 19th‐century writer on British politics, said the secret of the unwritten English constitution lay in having two kinds of institutions: the dignified and the efficient.

She offers a lecture on the “efficient and the dignified”, a phrase coined by Walter Bagehot in his book the English Constitution (thank you Wikipedia).

The role of government is to be efficient. To look after the way things work and are actually done. The role of. Bagehot on the "dignified" and "efficient" parts of the constitution. Bagehot's classic analysis from The English Constitution (): "No one can approach to an understanding of the English institutions, or of others which, being the growth of many centuries, exercise a wide sway over mixed populations, unless he divide them into two classes.

The dignified branch governs through poetry, and the efficient branch through prose. Today, the dignified branch is adapting to an age of populism much better than the efficient branch. Twenty-odd. #1 New York Times Bestseller • A historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America's turn towards authoritarianism.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Charles Douglas-Home, Saul Kelly, Charles Douglas-Hume. Walter Bagehot wrote a book in about the British Constitution and in it he breaks that document into two great ideals.

He says that all great documents about governance can be broken into these two parts. The 'dignified' and the 'efficient.' The dignified represents glorious ideals and timeless truths.

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The Celtic government proves itself to be highly efficient. For those of us who heard of this book in the Netflix series the Crown, where Parliament is the efficient and the crown is the dignified, this was a worthwhile reading.

It lays out how the British system of government works and explains their system of Parliamentary sovereignty/5(19). In his book The English Constitution, Walter Bagehot delineated the elements crucial to the government of a free people: “First, those which excite and preserve the reverence of the population—the dignified parts .

. ​and next, the efficient parts—those by which it, in fact, works and rules.”. Walter Bagehot's The English Constitution () is the best account of the history and workings of the British political system ever written. As arguments raged in mid-Victorian Britain about giving the working man the vote, and democracies overseas were pitched into despotism and civil war, Bagehot took a long, cool look at the dignified and efficient elements which made the English system.

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The dignified aspect of the House of Commons is altogether secondary to its efficient use. It is dignified: in a government in which the most prominent parts are good because they are very stately, any prominent part, to be good at all, must be somewhat stately.

The human imagination exacts keeping in government as much as in art; it will not be at all influenced by institutions which do not. Incisive, evocative and informed by a magisterial vision of the scope of political power, Dignified and Efficient offers a persuasive answer to the critics of monarchy, and an account of our unique form of government that will give confidence and inspiration to the English, as they enter a new century of shifting powers and uncertain prospects."--Jacket.

There is a great difficulty in the way of a writer who attempts to sketch a living Constitution-a Constitution that is in actual work and power.

The difficulty is that the object is in constant change. An historical writer does not feel this difficulty: he deals only with the past; he can say definitely, the Constitution worked in such and such a manner in the year at which he begins, and in a 5/5(1).

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W ALTER BAGEHOT wrote that a constitution needed both “dignified” (ceremonial and reverential) and “efficient” (straightforward and rule-based) parts. The Victorian writer and editor of. There are echoes of the dignified/efficient dichotomy so familiar from The English Constitution in his pragmatic acceptance of the economic sovereignty of the Bank of England: ‘Credit is a power which may grow, but cannot be constructed.’ (Works IX, 81).

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Dignified definition, characterized or marked by dignity of aspect or manner; stately; decorous: dignified conduct.

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