The Labour Party and Constitutional Reform

A History of Constitutional Conservatism

  • Peter Dorey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 380-410

About this book


Examines 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.


constitution government Institution reform reforms

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Dorey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PoliticsCardiff UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-30196-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59415-9
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