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Published: 13 January 2000

380 Pages


ISBN: 9780198298311

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Reforming the House of Lords

Lessons from Overseas

Meg Russell

  • Practical, up-to-date and aimed at a generalist as well as specialist audience
  • The only book in print to provide detailed comparative material about second chambers in countries around the world
  • Provides practical and detailed advice for policy-makers on reform of the House of Lords, based on experience overseas
  • Comes from the Constitution Unit, a leading think-tank with a reputation for practical and timely publications - including the successful Constitutional Futures
  • Opens up a debate which has so far been preoccupied with the status of the hereditary peers, and too stuck in the past
  • Links House of Lords reform to the rest of the constitutional reform programme in a way which has previously been neglected
  • Timed to coincide with the governments Royal Commission on Reform of the House of Lords which is due to report at the end of the year

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