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|Title:||Hayden Phillips and Jack Straw: The continuation of British exceptionalism in party finance?|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Citation:||Parliamentary Affairs. 62(2): 298-317|
|Abstract:||The former Prime Minister's review of party-funding reforms, chaired by Sir Hayden Phillips, reported in March 2007. It was followed in June 2008 by a White Paper from the Ministry of Justice. This article considers these proposals in the context of both previous reforms in Britain and trends in party-funding reform across the rest of Europe. It seeks to establish whether these proposals represent continuity in the British case, and the extent to which Britain arguably remains ‘exceptional’ in terms of party funding. It concludes that the Phillips review represented a potential partial break from British exceptionalism, whilst the White Paper represents a continuation. Both, however, provide further evidence of the fragility of the cartel model in respect of Britain.|
|Appears in Collections:||Politics and International Relations|
Dept of Politics, History and Law Research Papers
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