Recent publications by Steve McKay

Steve McKay and colleagues have an article in Politics and Gender that looks at the UK Parliament’s select committee system that presents the results of tests for the impact of four variables previously found to be important in explaining changes in gendered Continue reading Recent publications by Steve McKay

New article on parliamentary committee witnesses

Hugh Bochel and Anouk Berthier have a new article that consider the witnesses that appear before parliamentary committees in their scrutiny of government actions and legislation. The work draws on Pitkin and Saward’s conceptions of representation, drawing on the case Continue reading New article on parliamentary committee witnesses

Andrew Defty discusses the delay in appointing the Intelligence and Security Committee

In a blog piece for the Hansard Society on 9 June, Andrew Defty has discussed the unprecedented delay in appointing the Intelligence and Security Committee and some of its implications: https://www.hansardsociety.org.uk/blog/where-is-the-intelligence-and-security-committee-and-why-does-its-absence.  

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

The PM and the Liaison Committee: A Prime Ministerial Performance

Mark Bennister considers Boris Johnson’s appearance before the House of Commons Liaison Committee on 27 May. Liaison Committee: A Prime Ministerial Performance? Dr Mark Bennister, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Lincoln In 2015, Boris Johnson lost out to Mary Continue reading The PM and the Liaison Committee: A Prime Ministerial Performance

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