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Making British Law

Committees in Action

Authors: Thompson, Louise

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Laws are essential to the lives of all British citizens and crucial to the survival of British Governments. This book follows the work of House of Commons bill committees as they scrutinise legislation and reveals the hidden depths of law making in the British Parliament.

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Louise Thompson is Lecturer in British Politics at the University of Surrey and Research Associate at the Centre for Legislative Studies, University of Hull.

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'A fascinating insight into the engine room of parliament, this is a superbly researched study, showing that committees exert considerable influence on legislation. It is an indispensable antidote to all the doom-mongers who say that parliament doesn't matter.' Philip Cowley, Professor of Parliamentary Government, University of Nottingham, UK

'This book is a must for the shelves of anyone interested in politics and parliament.Through the meticulously detailed analysis of over 30,000 amendments and a decade of committee sittings, Louise Thompson demonstrates not only that parliament matters, but also the importance of research that goes beyond the headlines and takes due account of the context of practices. This is an exceptional contribution to our understanding of committee work, the UK Parliament and meaningful legislative studies research methods.' Cristina Leston-Bandeira, Professor of Parliament, University of Hull, UK

'Louise Thompson lifts the lid on a crucial part of the parliamentary legislative clockwork. No academic or political observer of Parliament will henceforth be able to stereotype the passage of bills through detailed scrutiny in public bill committees as a meaningless ritual. Dr Thompson has for the first time engaged with the content of Bills and the later stages of their passage in both Houses, and demonstrates the vitality of these committees. Students of parliamentary studies of all ages are in her debt.' David Natzler, Clerk of the House of Commons, UK


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £59.99
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Hardcover £74.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making British Law
Book Subtitle
Committees in Action
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-41066-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137410665
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-41065-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 142
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