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Whatever happened to the Westminster model? The ‘Italianisation’ of British politics

Bull, Martin J. (2019) Whatever happened to the Westminster model? The ‘Italianisation’ of British politics. Democratic Audit Blog (09 Oct 2019). Blog Entry.

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The UK was once viewed by political scientists as embodying a distinct majoritarian form of politics – the ‘Westminster Model’ – that stood in contrast to the ‘consensus’ democracies found elsewhere in Europe. Several of the countries in the latter group, such as Italy, were often assumed to be inherently prone to instability in comparison to the UK. Yet as Martin J. Bull explains, politics in Westminster now has some striking similarities with the Italian approach that once invited scorn from British observers.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 15:54
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2021 23:26

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