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Why do we care what our politicians get paid?

Dickinson, Nicholas (2018) Why do we care what our politicians get paid? British Politics and Policy at LSE (17 Nov 2018). Blog Entry.

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Since payments for MPs were introduced in the early 20th century, the rhetoric used to justify them has changed markedly. Initially, writes Nicholas Dickinson, any remuneration was almost always construed in terms of broadening democratic representation. Related to a landmark 1971 report, however, MPs increasingly began to be depicted as political professionals. This change in framing allowed salaries to increase, but at the cost of lasting public ambivalence.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2021 15:06
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021 23:04

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