The Future of Parliament

Issues for a new century

  • Philip Giddings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Prospects for Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Ryle
      Pages 3-11
    3. Nevil Johnson
      Pages 12-21
  3. A Changing Parliament?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Philip Giddings
      Pages 25-36
    3. Michael Rush
      Pages 37-49
    4. Michael Rush
      Pages 50-64
  4. Watching the Government: Parliament and Scrutiny

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Philip Giddings, Helen Irwin
      Pages 67-77
    3. John McEldowney, Colin Lee
      Pages 78-87
    4. David Natzler, Mark Hutton
      Pages 88-97
    5. Matthew Flinders
      Pages 98-106
    6. Donald Shell
      Pages 107-114
  5. Making the Law: Parliament and Legislation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Dawn Oliver, Paul Evans, Colin Lee, Philip Norton
      Pages 117-124
    3. Dawn Oliver, Paul Evans, Philip Norton, Colin Lee
      Pages 125-132
    4. Dawn Oliver, David Miers, Paul Evans
      Pages 133-144
    5. Dawn Oliver, David Miers, Paul Evans
      Pages 145-146
  6. Guarding the Citizenry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147

About this book


How has Parliament changed since 1964 and how must it further evolve to meet the challenges of a new century in the light of devolution, a growing European Union and a post-modern culture? This collection of authoritative and lively essays to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Study of Parliament Group covers topics such as scrutinising the Government, making laws, guarding the citizenry, the new media and adapting to the world beyond Westminster.


constitution democracy European Union (EU) government parliament

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip Giddings
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ReadingUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-54464-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-52314-2
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