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Professor Philip Lord Norton of Louth

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Philip Lord Norton of Louth

Professor of Government


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
B. Jones, P. Norton, & O. Daddow (Eds.), (2018). 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 (OUP)

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.

The Constitution (2017)
Book Chapter
Lord Norton of Louth, P. (2017). The Constitution. In John Major: An unsuccessful Prime Minister? Reappraising John Major, 73-89. London: Biteback Publishing