Tag: Catherine Durose

The expansion of arms-length government is not necessarily at odds with democratic accountability

The expansion of arms-length government is not necessarily at odds with democratic accountability

How democratic is arms-length government? Catherine Durose, Jonathan ┬áB. Justice and Chris Skelcher argue that those who consider it to be an undemocratic phenomenon over-simplify, and make the case for assessing the question in a more┬ácitizen and community focussed manner. Similar PostsNot all scrutiny is equal: how parliaments vary in scrutinising the implementation of legislationWhen […]

The prospects for a dramatically more representative Parliament post 2015 are bleak

The prospects for a dramatically more representative Parliament post 2015 are bleak

The next election is an unknown quantity, with pundits and pollsters both divided on the likely outcome. However one thing is becoming increasingly clear: there is unlikely to be a large-scale move towards a realignment in the House of Commons, with party selectorates continuing to exert influence which amounts to a continuation of a white, […]