How Parliament Works

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How Parliament Works is a classic. It has become a standard text both inside and outside Parliament. Written by expert insiders, it is a straightforward and readable analysis of one of the country's most complex - and often misunderstood - institutions.

How Parliament Works:

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Overview

How Parliament Works is a classic. It has become a standard text both inside and outside Parliament. Written by expert insiders, it is a straightforward and readable analysis of one of the country's most complex - and often misunderstood - institutions.

How Parliament Works:

Provides a unique insight into the work and daily life of Parliament.

Not only describes what happens, but explains why.

Analyses strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for Parliament to be more effective.

This edition is fully revised to take account of recent changes in both Houses, the 2010 General Election and the outlook for the new Parliament. It covers the latest - and expected - developments in the legislative process, select committee work, parliamentary questions, the relationship between Parliament and the European Union, and Lords reform.

How Parliament Works is an invaluable companion to the study of politics at AS, A2 and university level, and provides a wealth of source material for teachers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780273790372
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/24/2014
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 452

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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