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Lord Norton, a leading expert on British political institutions and politics

By Grant Davis Reeher


Oswego, NY – Do more elections mean more democracy? Check out this week's Campbell Conversations to hear a powerful argument against that assumption by Professor Philip Norton, a Member of Britain's House of Lords and a leading expert on British political institutions and British politics. Lord Norton engages the debate over whether the House of Lords should become an elected body and also discusses the raft of significant political changes Britain has experienced over the past 20 years. Using the measure of clear democratic accountability, Norton asserts that reform isn't always what it appears to be.

Grant Reeher is Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute and a professor of political science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is also creator, host and program director of “The Campbell Conversations” on WRVO, a weekly regional public affairs program featuring extended in-depth interviews with regional and national writers, politicians, activists, public officials, and business professionals.