Dignified Second Chambers
60 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2018 Last revised: 29 Jun 2020
Date Written: October 10, 2018
Second chambers are an understudied and ignored feature of politics, particularly in unitary states. Based on a close analysis of the dignified/efficient paradigm put forward by Walter Bagehot in "The English Constitution," I argue that there is a role for a second chamber as a dignified institution, and examine whether such a chamber is possible.
Keywords: politics, bagehot, second chambers, dignity
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