J David Morgan
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My Favourite Quotes

Lord Acton "Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely" - the reason why SCRUTINY must be at the heart of what elected representatives do.

 John F Kennedy "ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country"


 John F Kennedy "Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain"

US Declaration of Independence "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Libery and the Pursuit of Happiness"

What I Teach

I tutor on the Open University's W200 (Understanding Law), W201 (The Individual & the State) and Y166 (Starting with Law) courses. I have previously taught on courses at other institutions about British Politics; European Politics and on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure.

Research Interests

UK Parliament and the US Congress - legislative process; scrutiny; role of whips; history (specialising in the period 1974-2010). Currently working on  - (1) Whips; (2) The 94th Congress (The "Watergate Babies"); and (3) Bipartisanship.

I am a member of PSA, APSA, IPSA, Hansard Society, Chatham House, Fabian Society.

Favourite Websites

The Guardian; BBC; UK Parliament; Labour Party;

Washington Post; RollCall; Politico; Democratic Party;

Le Monde; Parti Socialiste;

European Voice; Europa; S&D Group



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