Sunday, January 30, 2011

Comparison between U.S. and U.K. governments

C-Span's weekly program Q & A has aired several programs comparing the way the U.S. and the U.K. are governed. The most recent (December 26, 2010) is "The U.S. and the U.K.: Contrasts and Comparisons" and includes ports of interviews with Lord John Wakeham, British House of Lords, Diane Abbott, Shadow Minister for Public Health, House of Commons, Stephanie Flanders, Economics Editor, BBC and Matthew Parris, Columnist, The Times of London. The full interviews with these four are also available — Diane Abbott, Stephanie Flanders, Matthew Parris and Lord Wakeham
± 1 h, video or podcast, transcript not yet available for the Dec. 26 program. The individual interviews have closed captioning available (click on the CC box to the right under the picture).
In another program (October 24, 2010) the two authors of a book called Parliament and Congress: Representation and Scrutiny in the Twenty-First Century - William McKay and Charles Johnson - were interviewed.
video and podcast, transcript available.