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How democratic is the UK’s House of Lords, and how could it be reformed?

Campion, Sonali and Kippin, Sean (2016) How democratic is the UK’s House of Lords, and how could it be reformed? Democratic Audit UK (22 Feb 2016). Website.

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Abstract

As part of the 2017 Audit of UK Democracy, Sonali Campion, Sean Kippin and the DA team examine how the UK’s deeply controversial current second chamber, the House of Lords, matches up to the criteria for liberal democracies with bi-cameral legislatures. Now an almost-all appointed Chamber, the House of Lords has had some prominent or more bipartisan influence on moderating Commons proposals. But its members remain completely creatures of patronage, and wholly unaccountable to citizens. All parties except the Tories now support its replacement by an elected Senate.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 08:36
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 00:43
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80837

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