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The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI1820–1914 English Legal System$
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William Cornish, J Stuart Anderson, Ray Cocks, Michael Lobban, Patrick Polden, and Keith Smith

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199258819

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.001.0001

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Government and People

Government and People

Chapter:
(p.6) II Government and People
Source:
The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI
Author(s):

William Cornish

Michael Lobban

Keith Smith

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0002

This chapter outlines the 19th-century frame of government and law. Topics discussed include: the guarantee of a rule of law; social relations and the parliamentary franchise; executive power subject to law; the political background of law reform; an independent judiciary; and reform of the court system.

Keywords:   English law, government, rule of law, social relations, Parliament, court reform, judiciary, legal history

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