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Power behind the scenes: The importance of informal space in legislatures (2018)
Journal Article
Norton, P. (in press). Power behind the scenes: The importance of informal space in legislatures. Parliamentary affairs, doi:10.1093/pa/gsy018. ISSN 0031-2290

Studies of legislatures focus on what happens in formal space, principally the chamber and committee rooms. Such studies are necessary, but not sufficient, for explaining behaviour within legislatures and its consequences. The use of space for memb... Read More

A temporary occupant of no. 10? : prime ministerial succession in the event of the death of the incumbent (2016)
Journal Article
Norton, P. (2016). A temporary occupant of no. 10? : prime ministerial succession in the event of the death of the incumbent. Public Law, 18-34

The Prime Minister in the United Kingdom is head of government. He is the sovereign’s principal minister, chair of the Cabinet, and the nation’s representative at various international gatherings, including the European Council, who holds the office... Read More

Resisting the Inevitable? The Parliament Act 1911 (2012)
Journal Article
Norton, P. (2012). Resisting the Inevitable? The Parliament Act 1911. Parliamentary History, 31(3), (444-459). doi:10.1111/j.1750-0206.2012.00350.x. ISSN 0264-2824

The Parliament Act 1911, limiting the veto power of the house of lords, constitutes a major piece of constitutional legislation in the United Kingdom. The vulnerability of the house of lords to major change was long-standing and to be found in the ac... Read More