The UK Parliament

Synopsis

A topical and accessible introductory guide to the workings of the UK's Westminster Parliament, in both theory and practice. It outlines the history, structure and functions of the Parliament and provides a topical evaluation of how well those functions are performed. Especial attention is paid to the relationships the Parliament has with the government, the EU, devolved bodies, and the courts. There is also an analysis of the impact of recent and possible future Parliamentary reforms. Subjects covered include:
• The UK Parliamentary System
• The House of Lords
• The House of Commons: Law-Making; Representing the People; Scrutinising the Executive
• The Parliament and the European Union
• The Parliament and the Devolved Bodies of the UK
• The Parliament and the Courts
• The Future of Parliament in an Age of Reform

Additional information

Contributors:
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Edinburgh
Publication year:
  • 2009