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Yes, Minister: The Impact of Decision-making Rules on Geographically Targeted Particularistic Spending

Jane Suiter and Eoin O'Malley.

in Parliamentary Affairs

October 2014; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 7476 words.

This article tests a theory to explain particularistic political spending not normally used on parliamentary systems. Using constituency-level data, we evaluate the merits of theories...

The Indirectness of Political Representation: A Blessing or a Concern? A Study of the Conceptions of Members of the Flemish Regional Parliament

Eline Severs, Karen Celis and Petra Meier.

in Parliamentary Affairs

July 2015; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 8087 words.

This article situates itself within ongoing scholarly debates on the conditions of democratic representation. It, more precisely, posits traditional concerns for the ‘indirectness’ of...

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Are Discretionary Referendums on EU Integration Becoming ‘Politically Obligatory’? The Cases of France and the UK

Aude Bicquelet and Helen Addison.

in Parliamentary Affairs

April 2018; p ublished online July 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 8716 words.

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Recent studies have suggested that governments may call referendums on matters of European Union (EU) integration because contextual circumstances...

Cohesion and Candidate Selection in Parliamentary Groups

Guillermo Cordero and Xavier Coller.

in Parliamentary Affairs

July 2015; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 7884 words.

Previous literature has argued that MPs selected by party elites in a central and exclusive way are more disciplined than those belonging to parties with more inclusive and participative...

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Policy, Office and Votes: Conservative MPs and the Brexit Referendum

Luke Moore.

in Parliamentary Affairs

January 2018; p ublished online June 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 9004 words.

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The division within the Parliamentary Conservative Party (PCP) over Britain’s membership of the EU has been one of the most significant intra-party...

The Politics of Parliamentary Restoration and Renewal: Decisions, Discretion, Democracy

Matthew Flinders, Leanne-Marie Cotter, Alix Kelso and Alex Meakin.

in Parliamentary Affairs

January 2018; p ublished online June 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 10459 words.

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An extensive literature on aversive constitutionalism and elite blockages outlines the manner in which embedded political elites will generally reject...

Leadership Elections: What is at Stake for Parties? A Comparison of the British Labour Party and the Parti Socialiste

Florence Faucher.

in Parliamentary Affairs

October 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 11712 words.

In recent decades many European political parties have broadened the selectorate for the party leadership, often clashing in so doing with their own tradition of decision-making. The...

The Challenge of Periods of Caretaker Government in the UK

Petra Schleiter and Valerie Belu.

in Parliamentary Affairs

April 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 7274 words.

Caretaker periods mark the transitions between the termination of one government and the formation of another. Caretaker conventions exist to ensure that the country is never left without a...

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The Legislative Branch in Israel

Chen Friedberg and Reuven Y. Hazan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Regional Political Studies; Political Institutions; Law and Politics. 7061 words.

The Knesset is the legislative body of Israel, which has been a parliamentary, unitary democracy since its foundation. It is a unicameral parliament, elected through a proportional election...

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Ethics and local councillors: modernising standards of conduct

C Skelcher and S Snape.

in Parliamentary Affairs

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 0 words.

This article traces the resurgence of interest in ethical conduct in the UK and examines its implications, with particular reference to local government. The discussion of the new ethical...

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Politics at the Touch of a Button: An Evaluation of the First Ever Oireachtas (Irish Houses of Parliament) E-consultation

Michael Murray.

in Parliamentary Affairs

July 2013; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 7054 words.

Information communication technologies have the potential to transform interactions between citizens and national Parliaments, with certain commentators even suggesting that information...

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Between Military Efficiency and Democratic Legitimacy: Mapping Parliamentary War Powers in Contemporary Democracies, 1989–20041

Dirk Peters and Wolfgang Wagner.

in Parliamentary Affairs

January 2011; p ublished online September 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 7991 words.

Parliamentary approval can be of crucial importance to ensure the democratic legitimacy of military operations as it can establish public consent to the executive's use of force. But...

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Labour's ‘Juridification’ of the Constitution

Roger Masterman.

in Parliamentary Affairs

July 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 7872 words.

This article responds to a number of points made by Mark Bevir in his article ‘The Westminster Model, Governance and Judicial Reform’ [Parliamentary Affairs 61 (2008), 559–77], in which...

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Engagement and Participation: What the Public Want and How our Politicians Need to Respond

Ruth Fox.

in Parliamentary Affairs

October 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 5817 words.

Following the parliamentary expenses scandal, an array of parliamentary and constitutional reforms has been proposed as a means to re-establish public trust and confidence in MPs and...

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The Impact of Political Marketing on Internal Party Democracy

Darren G. Lilleker.

in Parliamentary Affairs

July 2005; p ublished online July 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 0 words.

Political marketing has been argued to have improved the parties’ responsiveness to voter concerns, and revolutionised aspects of campaigning. There are however negative consequences of...

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There was a Doctor, a Journalist and Two Welshmen: the Voting Behaviour of Independent MPs in the United Kingdom House of Commons, 1997–2007

Philip Cowley and Mark Stuart.

in Parliamentary Affairs

January 2009; p ublished online October 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 5496 words.

Ever since the abolition of university constituencies in 1950, independent MPs have been a very rare species at Westminster. Martin Bell, elected for Tatton in 1997, was the first mainland...

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Training for Elected Representatives in Vietnam: Context, Approach, Process

Lam Duc Nguyen.

in Parliamentary Affairs

July 2012; p ublished online June 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 6330 words.

The nature and extent of processes and programmes for the development of skills and knowledge required by members of Vietnam's elected bodies, including the National Assembly and provincial...

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How to reach Members of Parliament? Citizens and Members of Parliament on the Effectiveness of Political Participation Repertoires

Marc Hooghe and Sofie Marien.

in Parliamentary Affairs

July 2014; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Political Institutions; Law and Politics; Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; UK Politics. 8406 words.

Non-institutionalised forms of political participation are on the rise in Western societies, but thus far, we do not know all that much about their effectiveness. In this article we report...

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Defending Representative Democracy: Parties and the Future of Political Engagement in Britain1

Philip Parvin and Declan McHugh.

in Parliamentary Affairs

July 2005; p ublished online June 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 0 words.

Democracy in Britain would appear to be in decline. Fewer people are joining political parties; fewer people are participating in general elections; and mass protest on a wide variety of...

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