Musings on the machinery of government.
30 Jan 2016
The future of the Civil Service is based on functions; but the work of diversity networks is based around departments. How can cross-government diversity activity evolve to meet the needs of a changing Civil Service?
28 Aug 2014
In the 1992 General Election, the turnout of 18-25 year old voters was 60%. By 2010, this had dropped to 44%. What can be done to reverse that trend?
23 Aug 2013
If preferences are fixed, the Chancellor has a lot of control over monetary policy even in a system of apparent independence. But are preferences fixed?
09 Jun 2013
This paper assesses the various theories explaining the growth of independent central banks and highlights factors that might explain variations in central bank independence.
This piece looks at the factors driving the spread of neo-liberal institutions around the world, assessing several conflicting opinions from the literature.
01 Jun 2013
This piece explores the arguments used during two phases of regulatory reform of the financial services sector. I use content analysis of Parliamentary debates to understand the causes of these policy changes.
24 May 2012
Do animals deserve equal rights to humans? Do they have a right to life, or do we simply have a duty to not do them harm?
22 May 2012
This paper demonstrates the influence that different methods of aggregating votes can have on elections
16 May 2012
This piece will assess the worth of equality by looking at instrumental and non-instrumental versions of egalitarianism.
08 Apr 2011
This piece use Thomas Hobbes' theory of human nature to explore his view that absolutism, preferably centred in a monarchy, is the best form of government.
This essay will assess the consequences of different types of electoral system in relation to the formation of different structures of parliament.