A SERIES of academic studies of legislatures world wide has been bolstered by a contribution from Tynwald.
‘Legislatures of Small States: A Comparative Study’, is the latest in the Library of Legislative Studies series of books from academic publisher Routledge and includes a chapter on the Isle of Man written by deputy clerk of Tynwald Jonathan King with the support of clerk of Tynwald Roger Phillips.
The section on the Isle of Man came after the book’s editor, dean and director of operations at Wroxton College, Oxfordshire Dr Nicholas Baldwin, sought a contribution to the work from the then President of Tynwald Noel Cringle OBE.
President of Tynwald Clare Christian and Speaker of the House of Keys Steve Rodan have congratulated Mr King on the publication.
A first draft of the chapter was submitted in December 2010 and revised in March 2011. The book was published in December 2012.
Mr King explained: ‘Contributing to the study has provided a further opportunity to raise the island’s profile, in particular by informing people about our unique parliamentary tradition.
‘I would hope that the book will prove of particular interest to students and scholars of international politics, comparative politics and legislative studies.’