The electoral system by which members of parliament are elected shapes how legislators perceive their roles. Furthermore, write David C.W. Parker and Caitlyn M. Richter, in the case of the Scottish Parliament, both the electoral system and the change implemented prior to the 2007 election, whereby candidate names were removed from party-list ballots, have an impact on how Members of the Scottish Parliament spend their time and resources.
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Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter. It’s a long one this time! We have lots and lots of announcements, including:
- Specialist Group of the Year!
- PSA Annual Conference 2018 – success
- New Treasurer
- Date for your diary: our annual conference
- Exploring Parliament – launch and discount code
- Workshop: Lawyering for Legislatures
- Summer School: Parliamentary Democracy in Rome
- Reminder: quantitative methods workshop
- Reminder: Essay Competition
- Recently on our blog
If you have any notices / messages you would like us to circulate to the group, please let us know (including events, new research projects, grants, publications, etc.). Or other ideas for the group and feedback for us, they’re welcome too!
Dr Philip Aylett, House of Commons Clerk, discusses his doctoral research on select committees in the 1960s and 70s.