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ERIC Number: EJ793072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Does Monarchy Matter?
Starkey, David
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v4 n2 p215-224 2005
The constitutional history of America, France and Britain, as well as monolithic organizations past and present, shows that human beings cleave to single rule--that we tend to develop quasi-royal dynasties, from Livia and Augustus to Bill and Hillary Clinton. Monarchy is not quaint; it is universal. Nevertheless, it is most surprising that there is still a monarchy in Britain. This essay asks, "Does the monarchy matter... to the British?" and answers "Yes: it did by its presence and does still by its absence". Its abolition would involve reconstructing both the Constitution and a British sense of identity. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain); United States