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Reforming the House of Lords: Lessons from Overseas

Meg Russell


The constitution of Britain is changing rapidly, and the House of Lords is next on the agenda for reform. But whilst Britain takes on many of the features of other countries' constitutions, the Lords reform debate remains insular and backward-looking. This book provides an international context, using material as yet unpublished in the UK. What can we learn from the appointed Canadian Senate, the elected Australian Senate, the German federal Bundesrat, or our other European neighbours? This book opens up the debate.

Keywords: constitution, Britain, House of Lords, reform, international

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198298311
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298311.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Meg Russell, author
University College London