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The contemporary House of Lords : Westminster bicameralism revised

Author: Meg Russell
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Painting a detailed portrait of the House of Lords since reform removed most hereditary members in 1999, this book demonstrates the chamber's newly diverse membership and substantial policy impact in  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meg Russell
ISBN: 9780199671564 0199671567
OCLC Number: 883617383
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for Practical Politics Book of the Year, Paddy Power Political Book Awards 2014.
Description: xv, 332 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; A Brief History of the House of Lords ; Bicameralism in Theory and Comparative Perspective ; A Brief Introduction to the Contemporary House of Lords ; Politic Actors in the Lords ; The Lords as a Barrier to Government: Legislative Defeats ; Negotiated Outcomes and the Wider Legislative Impact of the Lords ; Non-Legislative Policy Work ; Is the House of Lords 'Legitimate'? Attitudes Towards the Chamber ; The Politics of Lords Reform ; Conclusions: The House of Lords, British Politics, and Legislative Bicameralism
Responsibility: Meg Russell.


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[A]n authoritative and very readable scholarly work which is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary British politics. * Gordon Bannerman, LSE Review of Books * this is an examplar of Read more...

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