Deliberative Accountability in Parliamentary Committees

Hosted by the Department of Government and PSA Parliaments Group

Online public event


Professor Cheryl Schonhardt Bailey

Professor Cheryl Schonhardt Bailey

Dr Stephen Holden Bates

Dr Stephen Holden Bates


Lord Tyrie

Lord Tyrie



Dr Daniel Berliner

Dr Daniel Berliner

In recent decades, we have seen an explosion in expectations for greater accountability of public policymaking. But, as accountability has increased, trust in governments and politicians has fallen. By focusing on the heart of public accountability—the reason-giving by policymakers for their policy decisions (i.e. deliberative accountability)—this event will explore an empirical route for understanding why more accountability may not always deliver more public trust.

Meet our speakers and chair

Cheryl Schonhardt Bailey (@Cheryl_SB) is Head of the Department of Government and author of Deliberative Accountability in Parliamentary Committees. She is a Fellow of the British Academy. Her research interests include political economy, deliberation in committees and non-verbal communication.

Stephen Holden Bates (@Stephen_R_Bates) is Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Birmingham.

Andrew Tyrie was Chair of the Competition and Markets Authority between June 2018 and September 2020, and is a Crossbench Member of the House of Lords. He was an MP from 1997 to 2017 during which time he served as Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee.

Daniel Berliner (@berliner_dan) is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy in the Department of Government at LSE.

You can order the book, Deliberative Accountability in Parliamentary Committees, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney.

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