Sunday, 25 October 2009
Centre for Legislative Studies
This research centre based at the University of Hull was founded in 1992. The Centre Director (and co-founder) is Philip Norton, otherwise known as Lord Norton of Louth. He is a world renowned authority on the British Parliament and legislatures generally. The list of his publications is long. My particular favourites are Parliament in British Politics (which is a replacement for his earlier - Does Parliament Matter?) and Dissension in the House of Commons, 1974-79 (He also wrote Dissension in the House of Commons which covered the period 1945-74, but the Labour Government of 1974-79 has always been a particular research interest of mine). He is the most active blogger on Lords of the Blog. and did a short interview for Washminster on Parliamentary Reform (recorded in Westminster Hall). The much respected Online MA in Legislative Studies is co-ordinated by Cristina Leston Bandeira.
The Centre runs the Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians which is held every two years at Wroxton. It is also responsible for the Journal of Legislative Studies
A brochure for the Center can be downloaded here.