Parliaments and Citizens in Western Europe
Edited by Philip Norton
Routledge – 2002 – 212 pages
Citizens elect the parliament, but what contract takes place between citizen and parliament in between elections? The authors assess the extent and nature of that contact. To what extent are members of parliament accessible to the ordinary citizen? And what are the implications for the legislature? Can there be too much, or too little, contact?
'This is an interesting study which points the way to further research and is a worthwhile volume with which to end this series.' - Contemporary Review