Judge, David (1992) Disorder in the "frustration" parliaments of thatcherite Britain. Political Studies, 40 (3). pp. 532-553. ISSN 0032-3217Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
There was a marked increase in disorder in the British House of Commons during Mrs Thatcher’s tenure of office. In a legislature traditionally renowned for its ‘temper of moderation and fair play‘ and its usual good behaviour, there was growing concern at the extent of disorderly behaviour. This concern prompted a Procedure Committee investigation into the conduct of MPs in the chamber and led some commentators to argue that the level of disorder constituted a threat to representative democracy in Britain. This article examines the increased scale of unruliness and the main variables used to explain this increase.
|Keywords:||politics, Mrs Thatcher, British politics, House of Commons, Political science (General), Sociology and Political Science|
|Subjects:||Political Science > Political science (General)|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > Politics|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||31 Mar 2011 13:26|
|Last modified:||22 Mar 2017 11:19|