The Role of Petitions to Parliament

The Role of Petitions to Parliament

In the latest blog from our Legislatures in Uncertain Times conference, Cristina Leston-Bandeira discusses the history and purpose of petitioning parliament.
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Fighting democratic decline through parliamentary communications: the case study of the UK Parliament

Fighting democratic decline through parliamentary communications: the case study of the UK Parliament

In the latest blog from our Legislatures in Uncertain Times conference, Anikka Weerasinghe and Graeme Ramshaw discuss the work of communications professionals within the UK Parliament. 

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How uncertain times affect the language of legislation: A comparative analysis of legal genres used at Westminster, Holyrood, and Stormont

How uncertain times affect the language of legislation: A comparative analysis of legal genres used at Westminster, Holyrood, and Stormont

In the latest blog from our Legislatures in Uncertain Times conference, Matt Williams, University of Oxford, discusses differing approaches to legislative language.

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Post-Legislative Scrutiny: The Case of the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Post-Legislative Scrutiny: The Case of the Freedom of Information Act 2000

This week marks thirteen years since the full provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 came into force on 1 January 2005. In a new blog, based on his paper at our Legislatures in Uncertain Times conference, Tom Caygill (Newcastle University) examines the post-legislative scrutiny of the Act, carried out by the House of Commons Justice Select Committee in 2012.

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