The Deliberative Costs of Strict Party Discipline

The Deliberative Costs of Strict Party Discipline

How does the strict enforcement of party discipline affect deliberations in a legislature? Udit Bhatia, University of Oxford, considers this in a new blog based on his article for the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.

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The Potential Impact of Institutional Collapse on Northern Ireland’s Public Accounts Committee

The Potential Impact of Institutional Collapse on Northern Ireland’s Public Accounts Committee

Devolved government in Northern Ireland collapsed in early 2017 and remains suspended, with no resolution in sight. Clare Rice, Queen’s University Belfast, discusses the impact of this institutional hiatus on the Public Accounts Committee in the Northern Ireland Assembly and the scrutiny of public spending.

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June 2018 newsletter

June 2018 newsletter

Welcome to the June edition of our newsletter, including:

  1. Reminder: Qualitative Methods Workshop
  2. Our Conference – call for papers/blogs
  3. Quantitative Methods Workshop – Thank You
  4. Conference: The Evolution of Devolution
  5. 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!

We will have a final newsletter in July, then we will break up for the summer until September.

Best wishes,
Marc (@marcgeddes), Louise (@LouiseVThompson) Alex (@A_Meakin) and Seán (@S_Haughey)


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Leader of the House of Commons

Leader of the House of Commons

Dr Paul Seaward continues his A-Z of parliamentary history through its practices, customs and institutions. The blog series aims to reflect on institutional life: to show how institutions develop new practices, or adapt old ones, how they learn, how an institution keeps in step, or gets out of step, with, society at large. In his most recent blog, Dr Seaward looks at the role of the Leader of the House of Commons.

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