Whatever happened to the Westminster Model? The 'Italianisation' of British politics

Bull, MJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2612-3183 2019, 'Whatever happened to the Westminster Model? The 'Italianisation' of British politics' , EUROPP European Politics and Policy Blog .

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Abstract

The UK was once viewed by political scientists as embodying a distinct majoritarian form of politics – the ‘Westminster Model’ – that stood in contrast to the ‘consensus’ democracies found elsewhere in Europe. Several of the countries in the latter group, such as Italy, were often assumed to be inherently prone to instability in comparison to the UK. Yet as this article explains, politics in Westminster now has some striking similarities with the Italian approach that once invited scorn from British observers.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: EUROPP European Politics and Policy Blog
Publisher: London School of Economics
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Depositing User: Professor Martin J. Bull
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 08:00
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 08:36
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/52713

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