Peter Raina's House of Lords Reform recounts the long struggle to bring an ancient institution up to date. The first volume ended in 1937, as crisis overwhelmed Europe. Reform issues were not forgotten, however. This second volume continues the story, presenting a wealth of illuminating records, a great many of them published here for the first time. The 4th Marquess of Salisbury planned changes to the Lords even before the war's end. Further proposals followed after the establishment of the Labour government in 1945. Fearful that its legislation would be blocked, Labour amended the Parliament Act, 1911 to limit the Lords' delaying powers to just one year. Some believed the Upper House would disappear altogether. Salisbury's heir worked hard for preservation, and managed to secure an all-party conference. Its complex schemes and animated discussions are all presented here in original documents. Though the conference failed, Lords Reading, Exeter and Simon continued the effort, with ideas that would eventually bear fruit. They championed the rights of women, self-regulation through standing orders, and the creation of life peers. The Churchill government formed a Lords Reform Committee but could get no further. Then, in an unexpected twist, the cause finally triumphed when Harold Macmillan and the Earl of Home got a one-clause bill through parliament in 1958. The Life Peers Act transformed the nature of British politics.
A bright spring day was fading into evening. High overhead in the clear heavens small rosy clouds seemed hardly to move across the sky but to be sinking into its depths of blue. In a handsome house in one of the outlying streets of the government town of O-- (it was in the year 1842) two women were sitting at an open window; one was about fifty, the other an old lady of seventy.
Peter Raina's magnificent history of Lords reform has already brought into the public domain a mass of original documents and thrown light on the debates they fueled. In Volume 4 he brings his study up to the present age. The Thatcher and Blair governments were both determined to shake up the system, and in such times the old House of Lords began to look more and more outdated. Mrs Thatcher's inaction on the issue only increased calls for abolition or change. So the Blair government grasped the nettle. In one historic Act of Parliament it ejected hereditary peers from the House - except for 92 saved by a last-minute amendment. The negotiations and reactions surrounding this event are recorded here in lively detail. This concluding book brings Peter Raina's History of Lords' Reform up to the end of 2014. It follows on from the banishment of hereditary peers from the House in the name of democracy. This was proclaimed as only the start of more sweeping change. What was to happen next?
Local Government Fiscal Health reinvigorates the debates around the monitoring, reporting, assessment and management of local government fiscal stress, bankruptcy, and state takeovers. The book provides both a solid conceptual basis for understanding the sources and causes behind local government fiscal stress and crisis, as well as tools for monitoring, reporting, and addressing such crises. Based on theoretical frameworks as well as empirical evidence and case studies, it also addresses such issues as the impact of GASB 34 and GASB 45 on the assessment of and policies to address fiscal stress and crisis. Ideal for students of Public Policy and Public Administration, the book seeks to both advance the state of the field in terms of research and frameworks around fiscal stress in local government as well as provide an assessment of the tools, monitoring practices and state and local policies that are used to address situations of fiscal stress. Key Features: Gathers current thinking and research on the topic for use by academics and students, and updates classic works on fiscal stress and fiscal distress by Terry Clark, Charles Levine, and others. Provides a desk reference for practitioners, especially now that fiscal health is again at the forefront of people's attention. Provides coverage of the full range of concerns and concepts relevant to defining and measuring fiscal health. Provides comprehensive coverage of the many environmental and organizational factors influencing fiscal health. Fill gaps/provide a complement to existing material such as the Honadle et al. Fiscal Health book and the ICMA Financial Trends Monitoring System book. reinvigorates the debates around the monitoring, reporting, assessment and management of local government fiscal stress, bankruptcy, and state takeovers.
Have you been wounded by someone in the church? Do you know someone who is no longer attending church as a result of being wounded by those who were supposed to be their leaders? You need to read this book! Wounded in the House of a Friend was written from the heart of a Pastor. Dr. Howard Ryan pastored for over 60 years, was so moved by the casualties he had encountered in churches, he was compelled to write this definitive work on this difficult subject. The message of this book is this------Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus commanded us to love each other. It is essential that we love our neighbor as ourselves. We must honor and esteem all men and women, and wrong or injure none. Thus, in this book Dr. Ryan helps us: Face the truth about abuse in the church Trace the roots of abuse and subsequent wounding Erase through the forgiveness and repentance the wounds and offenses, and Replace the wound with love for others, and grace for the future. About The Author Dr. H.S Ryan For more than 33 years, Dr. H. S. Ryan served as the International Executive Director of Church Enrichment Ministries. During his ministry, Dr. Ryan traveled nationally and internationally holding seminars, revivals, and camp meetings, as well as consulting with hundreds of pastors on issues of pastoral care and church growth. Dr Ryan went home to be with the Lord in 2014. The ministry of CEM continues on through his wife, Pastor Wanda Ryan. For more information contact CEM at CEM1442@gmail.com "A ministry still endeavoring to make a difference" Through Ministry, Helps, & Administrations"