POLI 212-jan 4

POLI 212-jan 4 - POLI 212 Feb 4th 2008 Patterns of State...

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POLI 212- Feb. 4 th , 2008 04/02/2008 11:35:00 Patterns of State Formation and Industrialization -pay attention to the distinction between labor included versus labor excluded  patterns of settlement in the readings Great Britain recap: -historically G.B. has been a unitary state (organized around one legislature) and  a composite/union state (consequence of the merger of separate/individual kingdoms;  Wales, Scotland, Ireland and England)—look over key dates in joining -1921—marks the negotiations between the Irish and the British government,  initiates a process of withdrawal for Ireland from the united kingdom; territorial  separation of the six counties of the north (which will continue to be a part of the United  Kingdom), and the south becomes the dominion of Ireland; process of withdrawal  completed in 1949—Ireland declares itself a republic and withdraws from British  commonwealth altogether -1997—legislatures are created (restored) in Scotland and Wales, this does not  make the contemporary British state a federal state—they exist at the prerogative of the  central state (could be abolished through British parliament) no constitution which  provides an autonomous legal status to the Scottish and Welsh legislatures -the issue of regime in the U.K. -the issue of the monarchy was settled in the 17 th  century, there has been no  serious challenge since the middle/later years of 17 th  Century -militant protestants gave up republicanism in the 17 th  century and settled for a  constitutionally limited monarch (at one point in time militant protestants challenged the  British regime at its core by challenging monarch, wanted republicanism) -once they gave up that radical option and accepted constitutionally limited  monarch, debate about the monarchy from that point on could not mobilize public  support in favor of republicanism
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