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Sir Henry Maine

Frank Prochaska

in Eminent Victorians on American Democracy

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199640614
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738678 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640614.003.0004
Sir Henry Maine

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Sir Henry Maine was the severest critic of democracy among the Victorians. Indeed he compared it to death. He admired the American Constitution, however, for its conservatism. His analysis touches on a host of issues, including party politics, corruption, elective monarchy, American elections, legislative reform, Congress, and comparative government.

Keywords: Democracy; US Constitution; British Constitution; party politics; corruption; legislative reform; Congress

Chapter.  9858 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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