Parliament

Centre for Legislative Studies

Research Specialisms

Comparative legislatures, national legislatures, legislative behaviour, cameral relations, legislative-executive relations, legislatures and the courts, legislative theory

Professor Philip Norton
Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
Professor Philip Lord Norton of Louth

The Challenge

To address the purpose and impact of legislatures, the extent to which they are multi-functional and functionally adaptable.

The Approach

By organising seminars and workshops, including the biennial Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians, and publishing the quarterly, international journal, The Journal of Legislative Studies – founded (in 1995) and edited within the Centre – and The Library of Legislative Studies, also founded and edited within the Centre.

 

Impact

Acts as a catalyst for inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional research, provides the opportunity (through the Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians) for scholars to present research findings likely to be of practical interest to practitioners, and an outlet (through The Journal of Legislative Studies) for original research in legislative studies.

LLM International Law student Georgia Sykes

OUR AIMS

  • To generate original research in the field of legislative studies
  • To act as a catalyst for inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional research
  • To provide an arena for researchers to share findings with parliamentarians and other practitioners
  • To publish original research in the field through articles The Journal of Legislative Studies and monographs in the Routledge Library of Legislative Studies, both edited within the Centre

Projects

Angel Valchev International Law

With Westminster Foundation for Democracy

Jointly with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), analysing and promoting post-legislative scrutiny in legislatures around the globe, building on the path-breaking analysis undertaken by Lord Norton.

[The work of the Centre Director in the development and expansion of post-legislative scrutiny in the UK and around the globe forms one of the University’s REF entries]


Other Bodies

Collaborators on post-legislative scrutiny: Westminster Foundation for Democracy

http://www.wfd.org

 

Co-sponsor of Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliaments: Inter-Parliamentary Union

http://www.ipu.org


 

Members

Associate Members

Editorial Assistant, The Journal of Legislative Studies

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