Select Committee Membership, Parliamentary Roles and Parliamentary Careers

Steve McKay and colleagues from Coventry University and the University of Birmingham, have had an article on MPs’ membership of select committees published in Parliamentary Affairs. It suggests...

Effectiveness of select committees

Steve McKay and colleagues from Birmingham, Coventry and the LSE have published two blogs on the PSA Parliaments Group website. One examines the effectiveness of select committees in...

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Westminster Workshop on Gender Sensitive Scrutiny

On 17 June, Hugh Bochel participated in the CPA UK Westminster Workshop on Gender Sensitive Scrutiny, as part of a panel with Baroness Barker, Sarah Champion MP and...

Possible workshop event on parliamentary leadership

The PSA Parliaments Group and PSA Political Leadership Group are exploring a possible academic event/workshop to consider leadership in parliaments, such as the changing role of the Speaker,...

Call for papers – PSA Parliaments and Legislatures Annual Conference

PSA Parliaments and Legislatures Annual Conference Details of annual conference. This year, the conference will take place in Cardiff, at the National Assembly for Wales, on Thursday, 07...

Lincoln selected to deliver Parliamentary Studies module

The University of Lincoln has once again been selected to deliver the Parliamentary Studies module in cooperation with the UK Houses of Parliament. Lincoln is one of 24...

Mark Bennister presents at workshop on ethnography in Parliament

Mark Bennister gave a presentation on his work at the PSA Parliaments and Legislatures qualitative methods workshop on ethnography in Parliament in May 2019.        

Hugh Bochel visits University of Malta

Hugh Bochel visited the University of Malta from 30 April to 3 May, including to give two talks on Brexit. The visit was facilitated by Dr Jean Claude...

Article published on the scrutiny of legislation

‘Evidence-informed or Value-based? Exploring the Scrutiny of Legislation in the UK Parliament’, in the Journal of Legislative Studies, by Phil Begley, Catherine Bochel, Hugh Bochel, Andrew Defty, Jan...