Specific, headline-grabbing promises in party manifestos are a fairly recent thing. It was not always so – and it is not something inherent in Britain’s parliamentary system. In fact it is incompatible with it, and the emphasis on such promises has created a misleading impression of the proper role of politicians and parliament.
|Specialist publication||The Conversation|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Jun 2017|
- party manifestos
- political parties
- election campaigns