My next publication in print will be a chapter, co-authored with Louise Thompson, on Parliament and the Constitution, which is to appear in Matt Beech and Simon Lee (eds), The Conservative-Liberal Coalition: Examining the Cameron-Clegg Government. The book is being published next month by Palgrave Macmillan.
Given that the two parties to the coalition embrace notably different ideological views of the constitution, the measures embodied in the section on ‘political reform’ in the Coalition Agreement created the basis for notable tensions. In the chapter, we address key issues giving rise to conflict, within or across the coalition partners. We do so under the headings of compromises, concessions and unplanned reforms.
Again, I trust that has whetted your appetite. The book is published in paperback. Get ready to rush to your bookseller….