The Role of the Members of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

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This wide-ranging study, by one of the UK's leading scholars of British politics, presents a fascinating picture of the role of the MP during the last 150 years. It looks at the three major roles of backbench MPs - the partisan role, the constituency role, and the scrutiny role. Rush argues that balance between them has changes significantly and the conflict between the MP as a partisan and as a check on the government creates a dilemma at the heart of parliamentary government.

The Role of the Members of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players 2001, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198275770

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