This special issue of Parliamentary Affairs brings together comparative research across European legislatures to see how much influence MPs’ day-to-day legislative and scrutiny work has on voters when they head to the polls. This issue also includes then-Commons Speaker John Bercow’s 2016 Bernard Crick Lecture, ‘Designing for Democracy’.
- Brexit or Corbyn? Campaign and Inter-Election Vote Switching in the 2017 UK General Election
Jonathan Mellon, Geoffrey Evans, Edward Fieldhouse, Jane Green, Christopher Prosser
- Democratic Legitimacy or Regional Representation: Support for Upper Chamber Reform in Scotland and Quebec
Mike Medeiros, Damien Bol, Richard Nadeau
- Answering the West Lothian Question? A Critical Assessment of ‘English Votes for English Laws’ in the UK Parliament
Daniel Gover, Michael Kenny
- UK Political Parties’ Youth Factions: A Glance at the Future of Political Parties
- Political Roots of Religious Exclusion in Turkey
Türkay Salim Nefes
- Seeking Evidence for a Welsh Progressive Consensus: Party Positioning in the 2016 National Assembly for Wales Election
Matthew Wall, Sophie Williams
- ‘Designing for Democracy’: The 2016 Sir Bernard Crick Lecture, University of Sheffield Given by the Rt Hon. John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons on Thursday 27 October 2016
Special collection: Parliamentary work, re-selection and re-Election
Guest editors: Federico Russo and Zsofia Papp
- Parliamentary Work, Re-Selection and Re-Election: In Search of the Accountability Link
Zsófia Papp, Federico Russo
- Productivity and Reselection in a Party-based Environment: Evidence from the Portuguese Case
Enrico Borghetto, Marco Lisi
- Not All Roads Lead to Rome: The Conditional Effect of Legislative Activity on Reselection Prospects in Italy
Francesco Marangoni, Federico Russo
- Do Personalised Campaigns Hint at Legislator Activities? The (Lacking) Relationship Between Campaigns and Legislator Behaviour in Hungary
- Parliamentary Activity, Re-Selection and the Personal Vote. Evidence from Flexible-List Systems
Thomas Däubler, Love Christensen, Lukáš Linek
- The Electoral Value of Constituency-Oriented Parliamentary Questions in Hungary and Romania
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