• Bernard Crick
Part of the Studies in Comparative Politics book series (STCP)


This essay is unlike others in the series in that I have found the division of opinion about forms of government so extreme and the literature so confused that I have abandoned any idea of surveying the major writings on theories and classifications, and have preferred to offer a simple classification of my own based on traditional theories, but in the References at the end have identified the major schools and differences.


Traditional Theory Simple Classification Main Theory Additional Theory Formal Constraint 
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© Government and Opposition 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Crick
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  1. 1.Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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