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Mr Benjamin Yong

Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • School of Law and Politics

Summary

Ben Yong joined the Law School at the University of Hull in September 2014. He previously worked as a research associate at the Constitution Unit, University College London, where he worked on several projects, leading on Ministers Outside Parliament and The Roles of Government Lawyers, and co-leading projects on Coalition Government in the UK and Special Advisers, between 2010 and 2013. Dr Yong was at the Ministry of Justice working on the UK Cabinet Manual between February and July 2010. He is currently working on a Leverhulme Trust research grant, Legal Advice to Legislatures: Supporting a Professionalised Legislature, examining legal work done within Westminster and in the devolved assemblies.

Book

Special advisers: Who they are, what they do and why they matter

Yong, B., & Hazell, R. (2014). Special advisers: Who they are, what they do and why they matter. Bloomsbury Publishing

Book Chapter

Britain's experience of coalition government: continuity and change

Yong, B. (2016). Britain's experience of coalition government: continuity and change. In R. Heffernan, C. Hay, M. Russell, & P. Cowley (Eds.), Developments in British Politics 10, 20-38. (10th). Palgrave Macmillan

The Governance of Parliament

Yong, B. (2018). The Governance of Parliament. In A. Horne, & G. Drewry (Eds.), Parliament and the Law, 75-102. (2nd). Oxford: Hart Publishing

The administrative organization and governance of Parliament

Yong, B., & Petit, S. (in press). The administrative organization and governance of Parliament. In L. Thompson, & C. Leston-Bandeira (Eds.), Exploring ParliamentOxford: Oxford University Press (OUP)

Journal Article

Tacticians, stewards and professionals: The politics of publishing select committee legal advice

Yong, B., Davies, G., & Leston-Bandeira, C. (in press). Tacticians, stewards and professionals: The politics of publishing select committee legal advice. Journal of Law and Society, Forthcoming, https://doi.org/10.1111/jols.12153

When second best is still a no-brainer : why Labour should shoot for a majority coalition in May 2015

Yong, B., & Bale, T. (2015). When second best is still a no-brainer : why Labour should shoot for a majority coalition in May 2015. The Political quarterly, 86(1), 133-140. doi:10.1111/1467-923x.12143

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Yong welcomes applications in - constitutional law - the work and organisation of the executive - the work and organisation of legislatures