Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2113: Parliamentary Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:

  • Leston-Bandeira, C. and Thompson, L. (eds.) 2018. Exploring Parliament. Oxford: OUP.
  • Norton, P. 2013. Parliament in British Politics, 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Additional readings:

  • Bogdanor, V. 1999. Devolution in the United Kingdom. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Cowley. P. 2002. Revolts and Rebellions, Parliamentary Voting under Blair. London: Politico.
  • Deschouwer, K. and Depauw, S. (eds). 2014. Representing the people: a survey among members of state-wide and sub-state parliaments. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Flinders, M. 2002. ‘Shifting the balance? Parliament, the Executive and the British constitution’, Political Studies 50(1): 23-42.
  • Geddes, A. 2013. Britain and the European Union. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Goldsworthy, J. 1999. The Sovereignty of Parliament: Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kelso, A. 2009/13. Parliamentary Reform at Westminster. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Rehfeld, A. 2006. The Concept of Constituency: Political Representation, Democratic Legitimacy, and Institutional Design Cambridge: Cambrige University Press.
  • Robert, R. and Walters, R. 2006. How Parliament Works. Harlow: Pearson Longman.
  • Russell, M. 2013. The Contemporary House of Lords: Bicameralism Revived. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Searing, D. 1994. Westminster's world: Understanding political roles. Harvard University Press.
  • Thompson, L. 2015. Making British Law, Committees in Action. Basingstoke: Palgrave.