This paper presents a summary of the provisional conclusions from an Institute for Government project on how the three major political parties select their parliamentary candidates.
The Institute for Government has published a major new report assessing the first year of coalition government.
The question I will try to address here is a simple one: what level and type of parliamentary scrutiny maximises the effectiveness of government?
The Institute for Government's report studies the role of parliament in the process of making major public appointments such as the Governor of the Bank of England, the Chair of the BBC Trust and the Chief Inspector of Schools.
'United We Stand? Coalition Government in the UK' makes recommendations to enable the machinery of government to operate more effectively for coalition government and manage the challenges ahead.
A year on from the MPs' expenses crisis, the Institute for Government has published an assessment of the state of the House of Commons' administration.
Westminster perceives minority government as weak, unstable, incoherent and short term in its approach to policy.