Book review: Chris Ballinger, The House of Lords 1911–2011—A Century of Non-Reform. Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2012. xiv+249pp., £31.00 (hardback). £27.90 (ebook). ISBN: 978-1-78225-048-7

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Title: Book review: Chris Ballinger, The House of Lords 1911–2011—A Century of Non-Reform. Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2012. xiv+249pp., £31.00 (hardback). £27.90 (ebook). ISBN: 978-1-78225-048-7
Authors: Mohr, Thomas
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11217
Date: 1-Nov-2013
Online since: 2019-11-21T15:46:25Z
Abstract: The most radical attempt to alter the position of the House of Lords, in the form of total abolition, lasted a mere 11 years. The restoration of the monarchy in 1660 also witnessed the revival of this institution. Despite this act of resurrection, the subsequent history of the upper house of Parliament of the United Kingdom has continued to be plagued by a sense of uncertainty. A few years after its revival, the power of the House of Lords to initiate and amend financial bills was curtailed by a confident and assertive lower house. In the eighteenth century, persistent fears that the Crown might flood the upper house by creating a large number of new peers saw unsuccessful attempts to limit this power.
Type of material: Review
Publisher: Round Hall
Journal: The Irish Jurist
Volume: 49
Start page: 244
End page: 246
Keywords: Parliament of the United KingdomBicameral legislationsAbolition of the House of LordsSeanad Éireann
Other versions: http://www.irishjurist.com/index.htm
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Law Research Collection

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