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PIED3172
Reading List

Parliaments and the Public, 2017/18, Semester 2
Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira
C.Leston-Bandeira@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

READING OVERVIEW

Core book 

C. Leston-Bandeira (ed.)  Parliaments and Citizens , London, Routledge, 2015 (paperback) . Also available online as a journal special issue: C. Leston-Bandeira (ed.), Parliaments and Citizens – Journal of legislative studies.  special issue , 2012, vol. 18, 3/4. 

Other useful general reading

Inter-Parliamentary Union,  Global Report on Parliamentary Representation , available online at: http://www.ipu.org/gpr/ , 2012.

P. Norton (ed.), Parliaments and Citizens in Western Europe  , London, Frank Cass, 2002.

S. Martin, T. Saalfeld and K. Strom, The Oxford handbook of legislative studies  , Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014.

Other recommended reading is provided under the appropriate Seminar heading below. At the end of this list, you will also find recommendation of other background and complementing readings. Independent reading and research – especially of primary sources, such as regulatory documents and other information available from parliaments’ websites – are encouraged. Please use the other resources available in the VLE, such as the websites of different parliaments, particularly of those which form the case studies of this module. Individual parliaments’ websites can be accessed via the website of the Inter-Parliamentary Union:  www.ipu.org

Students are highly encouraged to develop their own research also by using the more specialist literature in Journals . The following are the main journals supporting the literature under the remit of this module:

The following journals may also be useful:

We list below reading for each Seminar. We divide each reading between Essential and Complementing. The readings and resources under Essential are a key component of your preparation for each Seminar, so it is assumed you read and/or listen to these prior to each Seminar. 

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Seminar 1 - Which variables affect the relationship between parliaments and the public the most ?

Essential

 ·  Inter-Parliamentary Union, “Chapter 1 – People and Parliament”, Global Report on Parliamentary Representation , available online at:  http://www.ipu.org/pdf/publications/gpr2012-full-e.pdf , 2012, pp.9-23.

 ·  C. Leston-Bandeira, “Studying the Relationship Between Parliament and Citizens”, in C. Leston-Bandeira (ed.), Parliaments and Citizens Journal of legislative studies.  special issue , 2012, pp.265-74 

 ·  P. Norton, “Introduction: Linking Parliaments and Citizens”, in P. Norton (ed.), Parliaments in contemporary Western Europe. Vol.3, Parliaments and citizens in Western Europe , pp. 1-18. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Complementing Podcast:

 ·  BBC iPlayer podcast: Can Democracy Work?

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Seminar 2 - Does political support matter to maintain the relationship between Parliaments and Public?

Essential

Complementing Podcasts:

· What would it really take to ‘rebuild trust’? , Baroness Onora O’Neill at TEDxHousesofParliament, 2013.

· Deliberation requires agreement , Diana Mutz interview, 2008

· A Better democracy will need a better press , Lord David Puttnam at TEDxHousesofParliament, 2013.

Complementing reading, depending on what you want to focus upon:

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Seminar 3 - Does descriptive representation matter?

Essential - a t least ONE from the following :

Complementing Podcast:

· Democracy and the Tea Towel Test , Natasha Engel MP at TEDxHousesofParliament, 2013

Complementing reading, depending on what you want to focus upon:

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Seminar 4 - Does parliamentary public engagement work?

Essential -  - a t least ONE from the following :

  • C. Carman, ‘The Process is the Reality: Perceptions of Procedural Fairness and Participatory Democracy’, Political studies.  58, (4), 2010, pp. 731-51.
  • A. Kelso, ‘Parliament and Political Disengagement: Neither Waving nor Drowning’, The political quarterly. , 78, (3), 2007, pp.364-73.
  • C. Leston-Bandeira, ‘The Pursuit of Legitimacy as a Key Driver for Public Engagement: the case of the European Parliament’, Parliamentary affairs. , 67, (2), 2014, pp. 415-436.

Complementing Podcasts:

·  How to get young people to vote , Rick Edwards at TEDxHousesofParliament, 2014.

·  Petitions system in the Scottish Parliament , Scottish Parliament.

· Petitions system in the House of Commons , House of Commons.

Complementing reading, depending on what you want to focus upon:

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Seminar 5 - Can new media make a difference in the relationship between Parliaments and Citizens?

Essential - a t least ONE from the following :

Complementing Podcasts:

· The future of democracy , Jamal Edwards at TEDxHousesofParliament, 2013.

· Vote with your Tweet – Democracy in 140 characters or less , Markham Nolan at TEDxHousesofParliament, 2013.

· Online social change: easy to organise, hard to win , Zeynep Tufekci, TED.com talk.

Complementing reading, depending on what you want to focus upon:

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Seminar 6 -  Do French MPs compete with their Parliament ?

Essential :

  • O. Costa et al, “Far Away, So Close: Parliament and Citizens in France” in C. Leston-Bandeira (ed.), Parliaments and Citizens – Journal of legislative studies special issue , 2012, pp.294-313.
  • A. Blais, “Causes and Consequences of the Cumul des Mandats”, French politics. 4 (3), (2006), pp. 266-268.

Complementing Podcast:

Complementing reading, depending on what you want to focus upon:

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Seminar 7 - Is one of the most effective parliaments, the German Bundestag, one of the most distant from their citizens?

Essential  - a t least ONE from the following :

  • T. Saalfeld and R. Dobmeier, “The Bundestag and German Citizens: More Communication, Growing Distance” in C. Leston-Bandeira (ed.), Parliaments and Citizens – Journal of legislative studies. , 2012, pp.314-333.
  • W. Patzelt, “German MPs and Their Roles”,  Journal of legislative studies , (1997), vol. 3, (1), pp.55-78.

Complementing reading, depending on what you want to focus upon:

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Seminar 8 - How effective is the UK Parliament’s recent expansion of public engagement?

Essential  - a t least ONE from the following :

Complementing reading, depending on what you want to focus upon:

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Seminar 9 - How successful has Scotland been in developing a more inclusive style of engagement between parliament and public?

Essential - a t least ONE from the following :

  • C. Carman (2014), ‘Barriers are barriers: asymmetric participation in the Scottish Parliament’s public petitions system’, Parliamentary affairs.  67 (1), pp.151-171. 
  • S. Davidson and A. Stark (2011), ‘Institutionalising public deliberation: Insights from the Scottish Parliament’, British politics.  6, (2), pp. 155-186. 

Complementing reading, depending on what you want to focus upon:

  • C. Bochel (2012), ‘Different Dimensions of Voice and Influence in the Scottish Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales’, Social policy & administration. , 46 (2), 142-160. 

  • A. Brown, ‘Designing the New Scottish Parliament’, Parliamentary affairs. , 53, (3), 542-556. 

  • P. Cairney, “Using Devolution to Set the Agenda? Venue Shift and the Smoking Ban in Scotland”, British journal of politics & international relations.  9, (1), 2007, pp.73-89.

  • C. Carman and M. Shephard, “Electoral Poachers? An Assessment of Shadowing Behaviour in the Scottish Parliament”,  Journal of legislative studies ,, , vol. 13, (4), (2007), pp. 483-96.
  • P. Grice, ‘The Creation of a Devolved Parliament: An Overview of the Processes and Principles Involved in Establishing the Scottish Parliament’,  Journal of legislative studies , , vol. 7, (3), (2001), pp.1-12.
  • Jeffery, C and Mitchell, J. (2009)  The Scottish Parliament 1999-2009 : the first decade  . Edinburgh, UK: Luath Press.
  • J. Laible, “The Scottish Parliament and its Capacity for Redistributive Policy: The Case of Land Reform”,  Parliamentary affairs , vol. 61, (1), 2008, pp.160-84
  • T. C. Lundberg “Tensions Between Constituency and Regional Members of the Scottish Parliament Under Mixed-Member Proportional Representation: A Failure of the New Politics”, Parliamentary Affairs , 67, 2, 2014, 351-370.
  • T. C. Lundberg, “Second-Class Representatives? Mixed-Member Proportional Representation in Britain”,  Parliamentary affairs.  59, (1), 2006, pp. 60-77.
  • T. C. Lundberg, “Competition between Members of the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly”, The political quarterly. , vol. 77, (1), 2006, pp. 107-16.
  • M. Keating, L. Stevenson, P. Cairney and K. Taylor, “Does Devolution Make a Difference? Legislative Ouput and Policy Divergence in Scotland”,  Journal of legislative studies , , vol. 9, (3), (2003), pp.110-39.

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Seminar 10 - Is the European Parliament destined to be ignored by its public?

Essential - a t least ONE from the following :

Complementing reading, depending on what you want to focus upon:

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GENERAL READING

The reading is divided into three types of references:

a) references that focus on the relationship between parliament and citizen,

b) references that focus on parliament as an institution and therefore address the relationship between parliament and citizens amongst other; this often includes country specific chapters.

c) references which do not focus on parliament but focus on key concepts and institutions that are relevant for the understanding of the relationship between parliament and citizens, such as democratic legitimacy, political support or electoral systems.

Key books are listed below under each of these categories. If you have difficulties accessing any of these, please let Cristina know – some of these books (or chapters within them) are available electronically from the library and some of them may only be available from Cristina. If you want guidance on which books would be most relevant for specific topics, again just ask Cristina.

a) Books / Reports focused on the relationship between parliaments and citizens:

· Inter-Parliamentary Union, Global Report on Parliamentary Representation , available online at: http://www.ipu.org/gpr/ (link in eBridge), 2012.

· P. Norton (ed.), Parliaments in contemporary Western Europe. Vol.3, Parliaments and citizens in Western Europe , London, Frank Cass, 2002.

· C. Leston-Bandeira (ed.)  Parliaments and Citizens , London, Routledge, 2015 (paperback). ALso available online as a journal specialissue: C. Leston-Bandeira (ed.), Parliaments and Citizens – Journal of legislative studies. , 2012, vol. 18, 3/4. 

b) Books on parliament as an institution, which address the relationship between parliaments and citizens:

· D. Arter (ed.), “Comparing and Classifying Legislatures – special issue”,  Journal of legislative studies , (2006), vol. 12, (3/4).

· H. Best and M. Cotta (eds.), Parliamentary representatives in Europe 1848-2000 : legislative recruitment and careers in eleven European countries  , Oxford, Oxford University press, 2000.

· S. Bowler et al (eds.), Party discipline and parliamentary government  , 1999.

· J. Blondel, Comparative legislatures. , Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall 1973.

· M. Cotta and H. Best, Democratic representation in Europe : diversity, change, and convergence  , Oxford, Oxford University press, 2007.

· G. W. Copeland and S. Patterson, (eds.), Parliaments in the modern world : changing institutions  , 1994.

· X. Dai and P. Norton (eds.), The Internet and parliamentary democracy in Europe – special issue”, Journal of legislative studies.  13, (3) (also published as a book, by Routledge, 2008)

· R. Hazan (ed.), Cohesion and Discipline in Legislatures , (2006) (also as special issue of  Journal of legislative studies , vol. 9, (4), 2003).

· K. Heidar and R. Koole (eds.), Parliamentary party groups in European democracies : political parties behind closed doors  , 2000.

· S. Hix et al, Democratic politics in the European Parliament , (2007)

· A. Kornberg and L. Musolf (eds.), Legislatures in developmental perspective , Durham, Duke University Press, 1970.

· C. Leston-Bandeira, Southern European Parliaments in Democracy , (2004) (also as special issue of  Journal of legislative studies , vol. 9, (2), 2003)

· G. Loewenberg, et al (eds.), Legislatures : comparative perspectives on representative assemblies , 2002

· M. Mezey, Comparative legislatures (1979)

· S. Morgenstern, Legislative politics in Latin America , (2002) (available also as an eBook)

· W. Müller and T. Saalfeld (eds.) “Members of Parliament in Western Europe: Role and Behaviour – special issue” Journal of legislative studies. , (1997), vol. 3, (1)

· P. Norton (ed), Legislatures (1990)

· P. Norton (ed.), Parliaments in contemporary Western Europe. Vol.3, Parliaments and citizens in Western Europe , London, Frank Cass, 1990

· P. Norton (ed.), Parliaments in contemporary Western Europe. Vol.1, Parliaments and governments in Western Europe (1998)

· P. Norton (ed), Legislatures and legislators (1998)

· P. Norton (ed.), Parliaments and pressure groups in Western Europe (1999)

· P. Norton and N. Ahmed (eds.), Parliaments in Asia , (1999)

· P. Norton and D. Olson (eds.), “Post-Communist and Post-soviet Legislatures: Beyond Transition – special issue”, Journal of legislative studies. , (2007), vol. 13, (1)

· D. Olson and P. Norton (eds.), The new parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe , (1996)

· K. Strom, W. C. Muller and T. Bergman (eds), Delegation and accountability in parliamentary democracies [electronic resource] (2003)

c) Books non legislative studies focused but relevant to the understanding of the relationship between parliaments and citizens:

· C. Anderson, et al, Losers' consent [electronic resource] : elections and democratic legitimacy , (2007)

· B. Cain et al (eds.), Democracy transformed? [electronic resource] : expanding political opportunities in advanced industrial democracies , (2003).

· R. Dalton, Democratic challenges, democratic choices [electronic resource] : the erosion of political support in advanced industrial democracies , (2007).

· D. Farrell and R. Scully, Representing Europe's citizens? [electronic resource] : electoral institutions and the failure of parliamentary representation , Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007.

· C. Hay, Why we hate politics , Cambridge; Malden, Mass: Polity Press, 2007.

· M. Gallagher and P. Mitchell (eds.), The politics of electoral systems [electronic resource] , (2008)

· P. Norris (ed.), Critical Citizens – Global Support for Democratic Governance , (1999)

· P. Norris, Digital divide? : civic engagement, information poverty, and the Internet worldwide , Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2001.

· P. Norris, Democratic Phoenix : reinventing political activism , Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002.

· P. Norris, Driving democracy : do power-sharing institutions work? , Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2008.

· P. Norris, Democratic deficit : critical citizens revisited , Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2011.

· S. Oates, D. Owen and R. Gibson (eds.), The Internet and politics : citizens, voters, and activists , Abingdon, Routledge, 2006.

· H. Pitkin, The concept of representation , Berkeley (Cal.), University of California Press, 1967.

· R. Rose, Do Parties Make a Difference? , Ann Arbor, Mich, UMI Books on Demand, 1999.

· G. Stoker, Why politics matters : making democracy work , Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2006.

This list was last updated on 27/02/2017