Essex Vlogs11 June 2022

Episode 6: Brighter Futures - Parliaments and policy engagement

What is the future for parliaments in our political systems? How can we strengthen the relationship between voters and the parliamentary representatives they elect?

Professor Shane Martin from the Department of Government at the University of Essex talks to Professor Jules Pretty about how parliaments can be more effective and efficient while providing more oversight and scrutiny of governments.

Parliaments are facing real challenges in staying relevant to citizens and to public policymakers while also looking to ensure they represent the societies they represent. Professor Martin discusses how to tackle these issues in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the United States and beyond.

Watch the full Brighter Futures film short series.

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