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Urban social sustainability themes and assessment methods

Colantonio, Andrea (2010) Urban social sustainability themes and assessment methods. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning, 163 (2). pp. 79-88. ISSN 1755-0793

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Identification Number: 10.1680/udap.2010.163.2.79


This paper studies the determinants of MPs' expense claims and of their attendance at Parliamentary meetings. Using a multiple regression framework, we correlate the expenses with three sets of variables: constituency characteristics, political variables, and individual characteristics. We then look at the ratio of parliamentary expenses claimed to votes cast in Parliament as a crude measure of value for money. This take on the data provides a somewhat benign view of the usage of expense claims. We use the results to reflect on two views of the motivation of MPs-the public choice view and the public service view.

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Additional Information: © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2011 10:38
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:07

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