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int bus part 2 - Whipping revolts and rebellions, Cowley,...

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Whipping revolts and rebellions, Cowley, 2002 - there are two distinct meanings: 1. The written document circulated weekly by party managers to their MPs to inform them of the coming business and the importance that the party attaches to it. 2. The party managers themselves – the written whip is one of their tools - Three main functions: 1. Management – derived from the need of the government to ‘maintain the House’ i.e. secure a majority in divisions. For the opposition the task is the reverse – to try and keep that majority as small as possible. - encompasses the need to organise the business of the House, liaise with Opposition parties through ‘the usual channels’ (i.e. the informal discussions which take place between business manages on both sides of the House, dealing with a wide range of issues including time to be spent on government bills in committee, committee chairs) and to keep b.bench MPs organised and informed: “to ensure the hounds do not stray” (Sir John Sainty)
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course MGT 3375 taught by Professor Blanco during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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