Professor Philip Cowley defines a political concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on the role of the party whips.
Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes.
Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education
Professor Philip Cowley, Professor of Parliamentary Government, School of Politics and International Relations
Professor Philip Cowley is Professor of Parliamentary Government at The University of Nottingham. He is an expert in British politics, especially political parties, voting and Parliament. His research interests and project activities cover backbench behaviour and dissent in the House of Commons 2001-5 Parliament; research on the current Parliament and issues to do with political engagement, the disconnection between politicians and the public and ideas for parliamentary reform imported from outside the UK.
Professor Philip Cowley has also conducted previous research on moral debates in British politics and the British Conservative Party and studied the behaviour of British MP's since the election of Tony Blair as Prime Minister. He is author of Revolts and Rebellions, Parliamentary Voting under Blair and editor of the British General Election of xxxx series, with Dennis Kavanagha, having taken over from David Butler, after his 50+ years involved in the project.