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    Accountability, analysis and avoidance: how PMO data impacts on Westminster

    Worthy, Ben and Langehennig, Stefani (2022) Accountability, analysis and avoidance: how PMO data impacts on Westminster. The Journal of Legislative Studies , ISSN 1357-2334.

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    Parliamentary Monitoring Organisations [PMOs] seek to make legislators more accountable and reduce the potential moral hazards of delegation. This study of the UK finds that PMOs do reduce such hazards and make for greater ‘informatory’ accountability from MPs and Peers. The primary effect is on the House of Commons, and on individual MPs, where information seeking is most frequently local. The exact impact is variable, and depends on whether a Member is in government or opposition, how long they have served and, more subtly, whether they are male or female. The impact of PMOs is uneven, and can provoke resistance and gaming or fuel political conflict.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Ben Worthy
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2022 07:57
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:17


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