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Cutting the size of a parliament: we should consider process and resources not just numbers

Marland, Alex (2019) Cutting the size of a parliament: we should consider process and resources not just numbers. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Sep 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

When political leaders say we should cut the number of politicians, what are their motives? Alex Marland found that the rationale is largely symbolic, rather than grounded in any considered approach to legislature size, and used as a populist framing for more general cost-cutting. A more coherent approach should include attention to the process of cutting, and to overall resources for backbench politicians.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2021 13:15
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108000

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