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We accept two types of blog; short blogs discussing topical issues and longer blogs which provide an overview of a particular Parliament. All submissions should be free from unnecessary jargon and suitable for a wide audience.
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PSA Parliaments member, Julia Schwanholz of University of Goettingen, provides an overview of the German Bundestag as part of our Parliament Overviews series.
Being the first without a majority in the Commons or the Lords for 40 years, how will Theresa May’s minority government implement any part of their legislative agenda? How will committees function? Will the smaller parties in the Commons work together? In a blog originally posted on LSE British Politics and Policy, PSA Parliament exec members Marc Geddes, Alexandra Meakin, and Louise Thompson offer a preview of how the 2017 Parliament may function.
PSA Parliaments member, and second-year PhD student, Alex Prior, discusses his placement with the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, and calls on other researchers to apply for this year’s PSA placement programme.
As the UK reacts to the shock outcome of the 8 June General Election, Paul EJ Thomas discusses how the results offered a surprise boost for the two-party system.