Published in journal "History magazine: researches", 2012-2 in rubric "REVIEWS, BIBLIOGRAPHY", pages 112-114.
Resume: The article contains detailed analysis of the monograph by I.G. Kovalev “The House of Lords in the XX century. The hundred years of reforms.”, which is a first monograph in the Russian science, which is devoted to the political struggle among the parties on the issue of modernization of the first chamber of the British Parliament. It is noted how topical this study is, and how the British experience may be used for the modernization of the Russian parliamentarism. The peculiarities of preparation and discussion of plans of reforms, their advantages and disadvantages. Much attention is paid to the parliamentary debates and political campaigns, which were organized by the leading political forces in Great Britain. It is also noted for which set of people this article may be of interest.
Keywords: history, Russian studies of England, Russian historiography, inter-disciplinary approach, reforms, parliamentarism, constitutional changes, party and political struggle, the House of Lords, XX century
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