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Democratic DriftMajoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom$
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Matthew Flinders

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199271597

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.001.0001

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Bi‐constitutionalism

Bi‐constitutionalism

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(p.273) Chapter 15 Bi‐constitutionalism
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Democratic Drift
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Matthew Flinders (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0015

Updating Lijphart's analysis reveals that New Labour attempted to create a multi‐level polity based upon a more consensual model of democracy within an increasingly frail conception of the Westminster Model (i.e. modified majoritarianism) at the national level. A statecraft strategy based upon constitutional co‐existence and the parallel operation of markedly different models of democracy is likely to prove highly unstable within a unitary state.

Keywords:   bi‐constitutionalism, dual‐politics, modified majoritarianism, constitutional reform, spill‐over, constitutional instability, democratic drift, elite politics, New Labour

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