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Departmental Select Committees: The Reform of the Century? (2019)
Journal Article
Norton, P. (2019). Departmental Select Committees: The Reform of the Century?. Parliamentary affairs, 72(4), 727-741. https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsz043

A set of departmental select committees was agreed by the UK House of Commons in 1979 and has become a core feature of British parliamentary life. This introductory survey examines the genesis of the committees and the extent to which they constitute... Read More about Departmental Select Committees: The Reform of the Century?.

Post-legislative scrutiny in the UK Parliament: adding value (2019)
Journal Article
Norton, P. (2019). Post-legislative scrutiny in the UK Parliament: adding value. Journal of Legislative Studies, 25(3), 340-357. https://doi.org/10.1080/13572334.2019.1633778

Legislatures appoint committees for different purposes. Both Houses of the UK Parliament separate legislative committees from non-legislative, or select, committees. Each is unusual in that it utilises select committees to engage in post-legislative... Read More about Post-legislative scrutiny in the UK Parliament: adding value.

Power behind the scenes: The importance of informal space in legislatures (2018)
Journal Article
Norton, P. (2019). Power behind the scenes: The importance of informal space in legislatures. Parliamentary affairs, 72(2), 245-266. https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsy018

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 member... Read More about Power behind the scenes: The importance of informal space in legislatures.

Politics UK (2018)
Book
Jones, B., Hertner, I., & Norton, P. (2018). B. Jones, P. Norton, & O. Daddow (Eds.). Politics UK. Abingdon: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003028574

This revised and updated tenth edition of the bestselling textbook Politics UK is an indispensable introduction to British politics. It provides a thorough and accessible overview of the institutions and processes of British government, an excellent... Read More about Politics UK.

Relationship Between the Two Houses (2018)
Book Chapter
Lord Norton of Louth, P., & Maer, L. (2018). Relationship Between the Two Houses. In A. Horne, & G. Drewry (Eds.), Parliament and the Law (125-46). (2nd). Oxford: Hart Publishing

The Political Organisation of Parliament (2018)
Book Chapter
Lord Norton of Louth, P. (2018). The Political Organisation of Parliament. In C. Leston-Bandeira, & L. Thompson (Eds.), Exploring Parliament (15-23). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Legislatures and the courts: the importance of place (2017)
Journal Article
Norton, P. (2017). Legislatures and the courts: the importance of place. Journal of international and comparative law, 4(2), 171-188

Institutions of the state are studied primarily in terms of behaviour, powers and outputs. Little attention has been paid to their location and how this affects relationships between them. This article examines the effects of location through a study... Read More about Legislatures and the courts: the importance of place.

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 about A temporary occupant of no. 10? : prime ministerial succession in the event of the death of the incumbent.

The fixed term Parliaments Act and votes of confidence (2015)
Journal Article
Norton, P. (2016). The fixed term Parliaments Act and votes of confidence. Parliamentary affairs, 69(1), 3-18. https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsv003

The Government in the UK rests for its continuation in office on the confidence of the House of Commons. Until 2011, it was a convention of the constitution that a Government defeated on a motion of confidence resigned or requested the dissolution of... Read More about The fixed term Parliaments Act and votes of confidence.

Politics UK (2013)
Book
Lord Norton of Louth, P. (2013). Politics UK. Routledge

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1750-0206.2012.00350.x

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 about Resisting the Inevitable? The Parliament Act 1911.

Introduction (2012)
Book Chapter
Lord Norton of Louth, P. (2012). Introduction. In P. Norton (Ed.), Eminent parliamentarians: the Speaker's lectures (42552). Biteback Publishing