Parliament in the 21st Century
Politico's, 2005 - Political Science - 458 pages
Devolution, the importance of the European Union, the growth of the media and the increasing strength of the executive have revolutionised the political scene. Reasserting the predominance of Parliament as the democratic forum of the nation has become a vital and urgent task.
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Parliament and its Place in the Constitution
Parliament and the Public
The Parliamentary and Constituency Roles
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