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Parution : 09/2020
Editeur : Hart
ISBN : 978-1-5099-3101-9
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The Role of Monarchy in Modern Democracy

European Monarchies Compared

Sous la direction de Robert Hazell,  Bob Morris

Présentation de l'éditeur

How much power does a monarch really have? How much autonomy do they enjoy? Who regulates the size of the royal family, their finances, the rules of succession? These are some of the questions considered in this edited collection on the monarchies of Europe.

The book is written by experts from Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK. It considers the constitutional and political role of monarchy, its powers and functions, how it is defined and regulated, the laws of succession and royal finances, relations with the media, the popularity of the monarchy and why it endures. 

No new political theory on this topic has been developed since Bagehot wrote about the monarchy in The English Constitution (1867). The same is true of the other European monarchies. 150 years on, with their formal powers greatly reduced, how has this ancient, hereditary institution managed to survive and what is a modern monarch's role? What theory can be derived about the role of monarchy in advanced democracies, and what lessons can the different European monarchies learn from each other? 

The public look to the monarchy to represent continuity, stability and tradition, but also want it to be modern, to reflect modern values and be a focus for national identity. The whole institution is shot through with contradictions, myths and misunderstandings. This book should lead to a more realistic debate about our expectations of the monarchy, its role and its future.

The contributors are leading experts from all over Europe: Rudy Andeweg, Ian Bradley, Paul Bovend'Eert, Axel Calissendorff, Frank Cranmer, Robert Hazell, Olivia Hepsworth, Luc Heuschling, Helle Krunke, Bob Morris, Roger Mortimore, Lennart Nilsson, Philip Murphy, Quentin Pironnet, Bart van Poelgeest, Frank Prochaska, Charles Powell, Jean Seaton, Eivind Smith.

 

Sommaire

PART I. DEFINING THE PROJECT

1. Genesis of the Book 
Robert Hazell and Bob Morris

2. Monarchy in the Constitutional Texts 
Robert Hazell

PART II. MONARCHICAL FUNCTIONS

3. Constitutional Functions of the Monarchy 

3.1. Introduction 
Robert Hazell

3.2. Constitutional Functions of the Monarchy in the UK 
Robert Hazell

3.3. The Monarch's Constitutional Functions in Denmark 
Helle Krunke

3.4. The King and Public Power in the Minimalist Monarchy of Sweden 
Henrik Wenander

3.5a. Constitutional Functions in the Netherlands 
Rudy Andeweg

3.5b. The Netherlands: From Personal Regime to Limited Role 
Paul Bovend'Eert

3.6. Constitutional Functions in Belgium 
Quentin Pironnet

3.7. Constitutional Functions in Norway 
Eivind Smith

3.8. Luxembourg: Grand Duke Henri's Refusal, in 2008, to Sign the Bill Legalising Euthanasia 
Luc Heuschling

3.9. Spain: The Coup of February 1981 
Charles Powell

3.10. Conclusions 
Robert Hazell

4. Day-to-Day Political Functions of the Monarchy 

4.1. Introduction 
Robert Hazell

4.2a. The King and the Government in the Netherlands 
Paul Bovend'Eert

4.2b. Political Functions of the Dutch Monarchy 
Rudy Andeweg

4.3. Day-to-Day Political Functions of the Monarch in Denmark 
Helle Krunke

4.4. Day-to-Day Political Functions of the Monarchy in the UK 
Robert Hazell

4.5. Political Functions of the Monarchy in Norway 
Eivind Smith

4.6. Political Functions of the Monarchy in Sweden 
Henrik Wenander

4.7. Political Functions of the Monarchy in Belgium 
Quentin Pironnet

4.8. Conclusions 
Robert Hazell

5. Ceremonial Functions of Monarchy 

5.1. Introduction 
Bob Morris

5.2. Monarchies and Religion in Europe 
Frank Cranmer

5.3. The Religious Dimension of Monarchy 
Ian Bradley

5.4. Norway: Ceremonial Functions 
Eivind Smith

5.5. European Royal Ceremonial Functions: Summary 
Bob Morris

5.6. Conclusions 
Bob Morris

6. Service and Welfare; and International Functions 

6.1. Introduction 
Bob Morris

6.2. Welfare: The Feminisation of the British Monarchy 
Frank Prochaska

6.3. Service: How Monarchies have to be seen to be Believed 
Bob Morris

6.4. State Visits Made and Received by the British and other European Monarchical Heads of State
Philip Murphy

6.5. State Visits Made and Received by King Juan Carlos I and King Felipe VI of Spain 
Charles Powell

6.6. Conclusions 
Bob Morris

PART III. REGULATING MONARCHY

7. Regulation of the Monarchy: Regulating the Size of the Royal Family, the Line of Succession, and Royal Finances 

7.1. Introduction 
Bob Morris

7.2. Defining a Royal House: Continental Monarchy and the Netherlands 
Bart van Poelgeest

7.3. Norway 
Eivind Smith

7.4. Sweden 
Axel Calissendorff

7.5. The UK 
Bob Morris

7.6. Gender Equality and the Line of Succession 
Olivia Hepsworth

7.7. Comparative Summary and Conclusions 
Bob Morris

8. Constraints on the Monarchy 

8.1. Introduction
Robert Hazell

8.2. The Royal Family's Lack of Human Rights 
Robert Hazell

8.3. Constraints on the Monarchy and Royal Family in Sweden 
Axel Calissendorff

8.4. Constraints on the Monarchy and Royal Family in Norway 
Eivind Smith

8.5. Education, Training and Career Choices of Heirs Apparent 
Olivia Hepsworth

8.6. Conclusions 
Robert Hazell

9. The Monarchy, Public Opinion and the Media 

9.1. Introduction 
Robert Hazell

9.2. Modern Forms of Legitimisation of the Monarchy 
Helle Krunke

9.3. Polls and Public Opinion 
Roger Mortimore

9.4. The Legitimacy of the Swedish Monarchy: The Different Perceptions of Parliamentarians, Journalists and the People 
Lennart Nilsson

9.5. The Monarchy, 'Popularity', Legitimacy and the Media 
Jean Seaton

9.6. Conclusions 
Robert Hazell

PART IV. CONCLUSIONS

10. Towards a New Theory of European Monarchy 
Robert Hazell and Bob Morris

Hart Studies in Comparative Public Law , 328 pages.  £58.50

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