What roles do MPs play and why do they play them?

Part of the lecture series "Democratisation and Power Structures" The roles that politicians play and what factors hinder or facilitate role incumbency have consequences for how well parliaments and individual parliamentarians are able to undertake their representation, oversight and policy-making functions. Work on parliamentary roles, especially in the UK case, has tended to start by interviewing MPs. We take here a different approach by using latent class analysis to analyse parliamentary activity of all backbench MPs (n=2,133) in the UK House of Commons between 2001 and 2019. We seek to identify the backbench parliamentary roles present within the chamber and to explain MPs’ incumbencies within particular roles through recourse to a series of variables concerning MPs’ backgrounds and experience, constituency information, and broader political contextual data. In this way, we wish to shed light on how and why Westminster’s World has changed and, perhaps, whether it was ever thus.
Time
Wednesday, 11.05.2022 18:00 - 20:00
Event type
Lecture series
Topic
Ethik, Versöhnung
Target groups

Public

Languages
Englisch
Location
Zoom
Reservation
No
Organizer
TRA Individuen, Institutionen und Gesellschaften
Contact

Prof. Dr. Svenja Kranich, Prof. Dr. Daniela Pirazzini und PD Dr. Simone Knewitz

lets@uni-bonn.de

+49 (0)228 73-7625

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