To mark the 2017 French parliamentary and presidential election, this special issue of Parliamentary Affairs looks at the realignment of French politics and revival of the presidency, the demise of the Left, and how policy choices for the Front National influenced its electoral success.
- Rethinking the Franchise Party: Adding the Ideological Dimension—The Irish Case
Sean D McGraw
- Representing Diversity in Mixed Electoral Systems: The Case of New Zealand
Fiona Barker, Hilde Coffé
- Amateurs versus Professionals: Explaining the Political (in)Experience of Canadian Members of Parliament
James T Pow
- Digital Media, Ground Wars and Party Organisation: Does Stratarchy Explain How Parties Organise Election Campaigns?
- Parliamentarisation as a Two-Way Process: Explaining Prior Parliamentary Consultation for Military Interventions (editors’ choice)
Daan Fonck, Yf Reykers
- Do Party Lists Matter? Political Party Strategies in Legislative Candidate Nominations
Yüksel Alper Ecevit, Gülnur Kocapınar
Special collection: the 2017 French presidential and parliamentary elections
Guest editor: Raymond Kuhn
- French Revolution? The 2017 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections
- Crowning Jupiter: The 2017 French Electoral Series in Perspective
- Left and Centre-Left in France—Endgame or Renewal?
- Electoral Performance and Policy Choices in the Front National
- Structure Versus Accident in the Defeat of France’s Mainstream Right, April–June 2017
Enjoy reading this? Please consider sharing it
The process for getting House of Commons select committees re-established after the general election is so far broadly on track. However, government reorganisation and the Labour leadership contest could yet cause delays and disruption. And this time, there are particular reasons to get committees into place urgently.
Articles in this latest edition cover topics as diverse as political finance regulation, devolution, young people and the EU referendum, candidate campaigning in general elections, the policisation of abortion and the electoral success of women candidates, as well as reflections on the Turkish, Australian, Irish and EU Parliaments.
Schools making up an ‘electorate’ of over 46,000 young people returned their results to the Hansard Society’s 2019 Mock Elections, which were held to coincide with the December general election and continued a series extending back over 50 years. Labour emerged as the clear ‘winner’ of the 2019 mock poll.
At the start of a new Parliament a series of ceremonies and procedures must take place before the Members of the two Houses can get down to business. Our special collection of procedural guides takes you through them, in the order they take place. We start with some things to note about the highly unusual start of the 2019 Parliament.
A set of laws, conventions and Standing Orders govern how and when a Parliament starts and ends, how it is divided into sessions and sitting periods, and what ceremonies and procedures take place at different points. This guide takes you through them.
State Opening, with the Queen’s Speech at its centre, is the key ceremonial and constitutional event at the start of a new session of Parliament.