Mark Bennister provides CPD for teachers

On 11 June, Mark Bennister took part in a CPD seminar for teachers of A Level Politics and Advanced Higher Modern Studies. Dr Bennister gave an academic presentation on accountability and scrutiny in the Commons, including PMQs and Liaison Committee, Continue reading Mark Bennister provides CPD for teachers

Briefing paper update – the Liaison Committee and evidence from the Prime Minister

At a time when scrutiny of the actions of government has come increasingly to the fore, the House of Commons Library Briefing Paper, The Liaison Committee: taking evidence from the Prime Minister, by Mark Bennister and Richard Kelly, has been Continue reading Briefing paper update – the Liaison Committee and evidence from the Prime Minister

Opening Up Parliamentary Leadership and Governance: An Agenda-Setting Workshop hosted by ParliLinc

Thursday 21 May 2020 University of Lincoln The PSA Parliaments and PSA Leadership Specialist Groups invite participants to contribute to a one-day workshop, hosted by the newly-established Lincoln Parliamentary Research Centre (ParliLinc), to open up a new topic in political Continue reading Opening Up Parliamentary Leadership and Governance: An Agenda-Setting Workshop hosted by ParliLinc

New PhD studentship with ParliLinc – legislative leadership and governance

Governance of Parliamentary Institutions: Structures, Processes, and Leadership PhD GTA Funded Studentship Reference Number: COSS2019-1 Project Leads: Dr Mark Bennister, Dr Samantha Shave, Professor Matthew Hall Overview The School of Social and Political Science’s newly established ParliLinc Group at the University Continue reading New PhD studentship with ParliLinc – legislative leadership and governance

Running parliamentary institutions: dilemmas of leadership, governance and identity

Mark Bennister, Ben Yong and Diana Stirbu discuss the lack of a shared parliamentary identity in Westminster, considering the implications for institutional governance and reform.  “I’ve been very clear that I don’t think parliament is a building, I think it’s Continue reading Running parliamentary institutions: dilemmas of leadership, governance and identity

Nick Cowen discusses a House of Commons Library POSTNote on Non-custodial Sentences

Nick Cowen, a lecturer in Criminology at the University of Lincoln, discusses a House of Commons Library POSTNote on Non-custodial Sentences which suggests that community sentences are more consistently associated with reductions in acquisitive crime than custodial sentences. The POSTNote Continue reading Nick Cowen discusses a House of Commons Library POSTNote on Non-custodial Sentences

Scottish Parliament’s Equality and Human Rights Committee considers witness figures

At its meeting on 7 November, the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee considered figures on witnesses to the Parliament’s committees during the 2018-19 year. The figures were provided to the Parliament by Hugh Bochel and Colleen Wall. They Continue reading Scottish Parliament’s Equality and Human Rights Committee considers witness figures

New funded PhD studentship on legislative leadership and governance

A funded PhD studentship in the area of Legislative Leadership and Governance is available at the University of Lincoln. The successful candidate will work with staff in the ParliLinc research group to investigate leadership and governance of the legislatures at Continue reading New funded PhD studentship on legislative leadership and governance

Sam Shave presents paper on the rural poor and the old poor laws

In September 2019, Sam Shave presented a paper at the biennial interdisciplinary European Rural History conference in Paris, ‘”Deaf to the voice of humanity”: Scandal and the suffering of the rural poor in the final decades of the old poor laws’. Continue reading Sam Shave presents paper on the rural poor and the old poor laws