"Where were the massed ranks of parliamentary reformers?" 'Attitudinal' and 'contextual' approaches to parliamentary reform


Kelso, Alexandra (2003) "Where were the massed ranks of parliamentary reformers?" 'Attitudinal' and 'contextual' approaches to parliamentary reform. Journal of Legislative Studies, 9, (1), 57-76. (doi:10.1080/13523270300660004).

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On 14 May 2002, the House of Commons voted on proposals put forward by the Modernisation Select Committee for reform of the departmental select committee system. This article examines the origins of those proposals, and the outcome of the vote, focusing on one particular proposal to create a Committee of Nomination to place MPs onto select committees. This raises questions regarding two competing academic approaches to explaining parliamentary reform, the ‘attitudinal’ approach and the ‘contextual’ approach, and concludes that, of the two, the ‘contextual’ approach is better placed to explain the failure to create a Committee of Nomination.

Item Type: Article
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ISSNs: 1352-3279 (print)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
ePrint ID: 42755
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:27
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/42755

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