Covering every aspect of the work, membership, and structures of both Houses, this book also reflects the profound changes that have taken place in Parliament over the years.
At once scientific and humanistic, Self and Other engagingly draws from theoretical, clinical, and literary traditions. It will appeal to psychoanalysts as well as to literary scholars interested in the application of psychoanalysis to literature.
Covering every aspect of the work, membership and structures of both Houses, this key text provides a unique insight into the work and daily life of Parliament. It explains not only what happens but also why, and analyses the institution’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as opportunities for Parliament to be more effective.
The seventh edition has been substantially revised to take account of recent changes in both Houses and to cover all the key issues affecting Parliament and politics, such as:
• the Fixed Term Parliaments Act;
• the implications of coalition politics;
• recent developments in Lords reform;
• the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority's role in pay and expenses;
• advances in scrutiny techniques;
• changes in parliamentary cycles of business and finance;
• member conduct and interests;
• reform and modernisation.
It also covers the latest developments in the legislative process, party discipline and rebellion, the procedure of both Houses, select committee work, and the relationship between Parliament and the European Union. All statistics and examples have been fully updated.
How Parliament Worksis essential reading for anyone who has anything to do with the Westminster Parliament: journalists, civil servants, lawyers, lobbyists, business and trade associations, diplomats, overseas parliaments and international bodies – and, indeed, members of both Houses.
A homeless man was seen lingering around the edges of the party, but a ring of burglars was also active in the area at the time of the hostess’s death. Suspects abound. Bone goes undercover as a homeless person to find the truth, but before he can do that a second woman—also a party attendee—is found dead.
Both corpses were involved in the recently resolved, very controversial campaign to rid the children’s pool in La Jolla of seals. The victims were also substantial investors in a medical implant company founded by Vivian’s ex-husband. Bone soon realizes there is a lot more to this matter than murder, but by then, he’s already become the next target.
Jake meets Brother Rasmussen, a preacher for the New Age Christian Mission. The good brother gives him a hand but also inadvertently links the mission to the McGuire’s deaths. Rasmussen’s mission is active in the Central African Republic. When a nun with African ties is murdered, it would seem another death is left on the mission’s doorstep.
The further Jake digs into his ex-clients’ lives, the more convoluted the case becomes. The McGuire family likes to argue, and Jake is soon in over his head with a grieving sister and very demanding brother. It would also seem that—before his death—Nate scammed money to give to Rasmussen’s mission. No one is who he or she seems, and the closer Jake gets to solving the case, the closer he gets to becoming the next corpse.