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Book review: an extraordinary scandal: the Westminster expenses crisis and why it still matters by Emma Crewe and Andrew Walker

Yong, Ben (2020) Book review: an extraordinary scandal: the Westminster expenses crisis and why it still matters by Emma Crewe and Andrew Walker. LSE Review of Books (13 Aug 2020). Blog Entry.

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In An Extraordinary Scandal: The Westminster Expenses Crisis and Why it Still Matters, Emma Crewe and Andrew Walker offer a new account of the 2009 parliamentary expenses scandal in the UK, exploring changing ideas of representation, privacy and transparency, transformations to the role of MPs and the impact of weak legislative governance. The lesson of this excellent book is the ongoing collective failure of parliamentarians to grasp that they have responsibilities not just to their constituents and to the nation, but also to the institution that they are part of, writes Ben Yong.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2020 10:27
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2021 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106393

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