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The Political Costs of the 2009 British MPs’ Expenses Scandal

Editors: VanHeerde-Hudson, J., Van Heerde-Hudson, Jennifer (Eds.)

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This study examines the evolution and political consequences of the 2009 British MPs' expenses scandal. Despite claims of a revolution in British politics, we show how the expenses scandal had a limited, short-term impact.

About the authors

Nicholas Allen, University of London, UK Sarah Birch, University of Glasgow, UK Justin Fisher, Brunel University, UK Oonagh Gay, House of Commons Library, UK Ron Johnston, University of Bristol, UK Valentino Larcinese, Department of Government, LSE, UK Charles Pattie, Sheffield University, UK Indraneel Sircar, University of London, UK Jessica Tarlov, London School of Economics, UK Nick Vivyan, University of Durham, UK Markus Wagner, University of Vienna, Italy Ben Worthy, University of London, UK Orlanda Ward, University College London, UK Anthony Wright, University of London, UK

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'The definitive study of the expenses scandal, this excellent collection carefully documents its evolution, from its origins in FOI requests, through the painful process of reform, and sets out the prospects for another scandal. Drawing on a range of empirical data, it is written in a clear and accessible manner and challenges the conventional wisdom on the impact of the scandal on the public and politics, arguing that it was much more limited than most realise'.

Philip Cowley, Professor of Parliamentary Government, University of Nottingham, UK


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The 2009 British MPs’ Expenses Scandal: Origins, Evolution and Consequences

    vanHeerde-Hudson, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Freedom of Information and the MPs’ Expenses Crisis

    Worthy, Ben

    Pages 27-42

  • Inside a Scandal

    Wright, Tony

    Pages 43-61

  • Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Impact of the Expenses Scandal on MPs’ Decisions to Stand Down

    vanHeerde-Hudson, Jennifer

    Pages 62-87

  • The Impact of the Scandal on the 2010 General Election Results

    Pattie, Charles (et al.)

    Pages 88-110

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Softcover $105.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political Costs of the 2009 British MPs’ Expenses Scandal
Editors
  • J. VanHeerde-Hudson
  • Jennifer Van Heerde-Hudson
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03455-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137034557
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-03454-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44188-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 221
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