Patrick Dunleavy is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics, and edits LSE’s new blog British Politics and Policy. His most recent book (with John Dryzek) isTheories of the Democratic State (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009).
A referendum on Lords reform is inevitable, but why should Britain vote for these arcane proposals?
A Committee report on reform of the UK's Upper House has acknowledged that the public must decide. Their other...
Proposed House of Lords reform: nearly, but not yet democratic
The Coalition's draft Bill on reform to the House of Lords is a vast improvement on previous proposals. Here are...
An essential guide to electoral reform
Patrick Dunleavy finds essential reading for academics in the run up to the AV referendum in Alan Renwick’s recent book.
Book review: Numbers Rule: The Vexing Mathematics of Democracy, from Plato to the Present
Patrick Dunleavy reviews a fascinating, but flawed, history of democratic thinking from an American perspective. It...
Why all MPs should support reforming the electoral system
The rise of multi-party politics in the UK has meant that very few MPs can now claim majority support in their...