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The politics of MPs pay

Judge, David (1984) The politics of MPs pay. Parliamentary Affairs, 37 (1). pp. 59-75.

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Abstract

How much is an MP worth? Who decides? Throughout the centuries there has been a profusion of partial, uncomfortable, embarrassing and often contradictory answers, but satisfactory and universally acceptable ones still remain undiscovered. That this is so is hardly surprising for such answers rest upon fundamental premises about politics, economics and society: political assumptions about the role and style of the representative and the nature of his workload; economic assumptions about the comparability of wages and causes of inflation; and societal assumptions about the relative status and rewards of different occupations. Unless or until agreement is reached upon these elemental matters, then, consensus over the correct remuneration for MPs will continue to elude parliamentarians

Item type: Article
ID code: 29617
Keywords: British politics, British parliament, members of parliament, parliamentary wages, Political science (General), Sociology and Political Science, Law
Subjects: Political Science > Political science (General)
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > Politics
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2011 18:26
Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 07:59
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/29617

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