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The nature and tendency of free institutions / edited by John William Ward.

; Ward, John William, 1922-1985
Cambridge : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1968.
ISBN 0674605004, 9780674605008

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Standard Title Considerations upon the nature and tendency of free institutions
Other Authors Ward, John William, 1922-1985.
Subjects Constitutional law.
Political science.
Politieke instellingen.
Vrijheid.
Series John Harvard library.
Description vi, 705 pages ; 25 cm.
Copyright Date 1968.
Notes Originally published in 1848 under title: Considerations upon the nature and tendency of free institutions.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary First published in 1848 under title : Considerations upon the nature and tendency of free institutions.
Contents General views and difficulties of the science of government -- The foundation of government, and right of the majority to rule -- Character and operation of elective governments -- The principle of equality: to what extent can it be carried -- The electoral franchise -- The election of the public officers -- Parties: the office they fulfill in a republic -- A republic is essentially a government of restraint -- Written constitutions -- That in a republic the governors and governed are identical and different -- Sovereignty of the people: import of the phrase -- Political toleration: is it practicable? -- Monarchical government -- Notice of the English constitution -- The legislative power -- Religious institutions -- Institutions for the education of the people -- Military institutions -- Institution of the press -- Aristocratical institutions -- The institution of slavery -- The judicial power -- On what in America is sometimes termed the veto power of the states -- The right of secession in the confederate form of government -- The executive power -- The classes of society -- Notice of the French constitution -- Is the American government a balanced one? -- The influence of America upon Europe -- Ultimate destiny of free institutions.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)439045
(OCoLC)ocm00439045
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WorldCat Identities Grimké, Frederick, 1791-1863.
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