Dignified Second Chambers

72 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2018 Last revised: 20 Jul 2021

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

Suggested Citation

Granet, Elijah Zachary, Dignified Second Chambers (October 10, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3277845 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3277845

Elijah Zachary Granet (Contact Author)

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