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Tacticians, stewards and professionals: The politics of publishing select committee legal advice (2019)
Journal Article
Yong, B., Davies, G., & Leston-Bandeira, C. (in press). Tacticians, stewards and professionals: The politics of publishing select committee legal advice. Journal of Law and Society, Forthcoming, https://doi.org/10.1111/jols.12153

At Westminster, there are increasing pressures on select committees to publish in-house legal advice. We suggest that examining the process of deciding to publish gives us useful insights into the provision, reception and use of legal advice, and the... Read More

The Governance of Parliament (2018)
Book Chapter
Yong, B. (2018). The Governance of Parliament. In A. Horne, & G. Drewry (Eds.), Parliament and the Law, 75-102. (2nd). Oxford: Hart Publishing

When second best is still a no-brainer : why Labour should shoot for a majority coalition in May 2015 (2015)
Journal Article
Yong, B., & Bale, T. (2015). When second best is still a no-brainer : why Labour should shoot for a majority coalition in May 2015. The Political quarterly, 86(1), 133-140. doi:10.1111/1467-923x.12143

The chances of Labour winning the 2015 general election with a comfortable overall majority are vanishingly small. It could, however, emerge as the largest party or finish just a handful of seats behind the Conservatives. Either scenario would give i... Read More

Special advisers: Who they are, what they do and why they matter (2014)
Book
Yong, B., & Hazell, R. (2014). Special advisers: Who they are, what they do and why they matter. Bloomsbury Publishing

Viewers of The Thick of It will know of special advisers as spin doctors and political careerists. Several well-known ministers have been special advisers, among them David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Jack Straw and Vince Cable. People also know about the... Read More