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How Parliament Works 6th edition [NOOK Book]

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Although Parliament is constantly in the news and televised daily, much of its work remains a mystery to outsiders and is sometimes perplexing even to its own members. This book provides a unique insight into the work and daily life of Parliament. It sets out plainly and intelligibly what goes on and why things happen, but it also analyses the pressures within the institution, its strengths and weaknesses, and ways in which it might change.

Covering every aspect of the work, ...

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How Parliament Works 6th edition

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Overview

Although Parliament is constantly in the news and televised daily, much of its work remains a mystery to outsiders and is sometimes perplexing even to its own members. This book provides a unique insight into the work and daily life of Parliament. It sets out plainly and intelligibly what goes on and why things happen, but it also analyses the pressures within the institution, its strengths and weaknesses, and ways in which it might change.

Covering every aspect of the work, membership, and structures of both Houses, this book also reflects the profound changes that have taken place in Parliament over the years.

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317865780
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/13/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 504
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Rogers andRhodri Walters are senior officers of the Commons and the Lords respectively. They each have more than 30 years' practical experience and insight into the workings of Parliament.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

1. Parliament: its home and origins

2. Who is in Parliament?

3. Running Parliament

4. Parliamentary sovereignty, legislative supremacy and devolution

5. Influences on Parliament

6. The parliamentary day and the organisation of business

7. Making the law

8. Parliament and the taxpayer

9. Debates

10. Calling to account: questions

11. Calling to account: select committees

12. Parliament and Europe

13. Modernisation, reform and effectiveness

Glossary of parliamentary terms

Sources of information about Parliament

Index

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