On the overthrow or endurance of kings

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    3 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Monarchy has two elements, autocratic government and hereditary succession to office. After surveying arguments for and against hereditary access to public office, the paper illustrates that theoretical explanations of the rise of representative government do not account for the abolition or preservation of hereditary monarchy in contemporary democratic states. The paper then distinguishes between proximate and fundamental causes of the fall of monarchy. The former are military defeat, dissolution of the state as a result of war defeat and decolonization, and revolution. Fundamental causes are those that explain how proximate causes led to the overthrow of the monarchy and focus on the failures of monarchs to preserve national unity and to withdraw from a politically active role.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages41-65
    JournalConstitutional Political Economy
    Volume27
    Issue number1
    Early online date15 Aug 2015
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

    Fingerprint

    Endurance
    Monarchy
    Causes
    Fundamental
    Government
    Defeat
    Abolition
    Monarch
    Surveying
    Rise
    National Unity
    Dissolution
    Decolonization
    Revolution
    Military

    Keywords

    • Constitutional monarchy
    • autocracy
    • republic
    • democracy
    • hereditary succession
    • revolution
    • constitutional exchange

    Cite this

    @article{6649fc8fadd34adeb582faeaa5e4c4c6,
    title = "On the overthrow or endurance of kings",
    abstract = "Monarchy has two elements, autocratic government and hereditary succession to office. After surveying arguments for and against hereditary access to public office, the paper illustrates that theoretical explanations of the rise of representative government do not account for the abolition or preservation of hereditary monarchy in contemporary democratic states. The paper then distinguishes between proximate and fundamental causes of the fall of monarchy. The former are military defeat, dissolution of the state as a result of war defeat and decolonization, and revolution. Fundamental causes are those that explain how proximate causes led to the overthrow of the monarchy and focus on the failures of monarchs to preserve national unity and to withdraw from a politically active role.",
    keywords = "Constitutional monarchy, autocracy, republic, democracy, hereditary succession, revolution, constitutional exchange",
    author = "George Tridimas",
    year = "2016",
    month = "3",
    day = "1",
    doi = "10.1007/s10602-015-9199-x",
    language = "English",
    volume = "27",
    pages = "41--65",
    journal = "Constitutional Political Economy",
    issn = "1043-4062",
    number = "1",

    }

    On the overthrow or endurance of kings. / Tridimas, George.

    In: Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 27, No. 1, 01.03.2016, p. 41-65.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - On the overthrow or endurance of kings

    AU - Tridimas, George

    PY - 2016/3/1

    Y1 - 2016/3/1

    N2 - Monarchy has two elements, autocratic government and hereditary succession to office. After surveying arguments for and against hereditary access to public office, the paper illustrates that theoretical explanations of the rise of representative government do not account for the abolition or preservation of hereditary monarchy in contemporary democratic states. The paper then distinguishes between proximate and fundamental causes of the fall of monarchy. The former are military defeat, dissolution of the state as a result of war defeat and decolonization, and revolution. Fundamental causes are those that explain how proximate causes led to the overthrow of the monarchy and focus on the failures of monarchs to preserve national unity and to withdraw from a politically active role.

    AB - Monarchy has two elements, autocratic government and hereditary succession to office. After surveying arguments for and against hereditary access to public office, the paper illustrates that theoretical explanations of the rise of representative government do not account for the abolition or preservation of hereditary monarchy in contemporary democratic states. The paper then distinguishes between proximate and fundamental causes of the fall of monarchy. The former are military defeat, dissolution of the state as a result of war defeat and decolonization, and revolution. Fundamental causes are those that explain how proximate causes led to the overthrow of the monarchy and focus on the failures of monarchs to preserve national unity and to withdraw from a politically active role.

    KW - Constitutional monarchy

    KW - autocracy

    KW - republic

    KW - democracy

    KW - hereditary succession

    KW - revolution

    KW - constitutional exchange

    UR - https://pure.ulster.ac.uk/en/publications/on-the-overthrow-or-endurance-of-kings-3

    U2 - 10.1007/s10602-015-9199-x

    DO - 10.1007/s10602-015-9199-x

    M3 - Article

    VL - 27

    SP - 41

    EP - 65

    JO - Constitutional Political Economy

    T2 - Constitutional Political Economy

    JF - Constitutional Political Economy

    SN - 1043-4062

    IS - 1

    ER -