Fourteenth Workshop of

Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians

 

27-28th July 2019

 

 

ITINERARY

SATURDAY 27 JULY 2019
BREAKFAST (8.00 - 8.45 am)

The Dining Hall

WELCOME (9.15am) LECTURE HALL

Dr Nicholas D. J. Baldwin – Dean, Wroxton College 

Professor The Lord Norton of Louth – Director, Centre for Legislative Studies, University of Hull 

SESSION 1 - PANEL A (9.30-11.00am) LECTURE HALL - PARLIAMENTARY DEVELOPMENT

Chair: Meg Russell, University College London

Parliaments: orphan institutions of democratic development

Jonathan Murphy, International Democracy and Governance Consultancy

 

Recommended benchmarks for democratic legislatures

Anthony Staddon and Meenakshi Dhar, McGill University

 

Parliaments in the global governance system

Juan de Dios Cincunegui, Chamber of Deputies, National Congress of Argentina

 

SESSION 1 - PANEL B (9.30-11.00am) REGENCY ROOM - PARLIAMENT AND MINISTERS

Chair: Michael Rush, University of Exeter 

Parliaments and Ministers: the impact of ministerial codes of conduct

Mark Shephard, University of Strathclyde

The challenges for ministerial responsibility posed by parliamentary requirements for special majority legislation: the effect of the Canadian Bill of Rights model for human rights in Trinidad and Tobago

Hamid Ghany, The University of the West Indies

 

Questions to the PM versus Questions by the PM: An Examination of the State and Nature of ‘Punch and Judy’ Politics during PMQs at Westminster

Mark Shephard and Daniel Braby,University of Strathclyde

REFRESHMENTS (11.00am)

The Buttery

SESSION 2 - PANEL A (11.30-1.00pm) LECTURE HALL - POST-LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY - I

Chair: John E. Owens, Westminster University

The post-legislative scrutiny gap

Tom Caygill, University of Newcastle

 

Post-legislative scrutiny: connecting Parliament with the Public

Sue Griffiths, Global Partners Governance (GPG) and Baroness Suttie, House of Lords

 

Engagement of legislators in policy making and post-legislative scrutiny: a case study of Parliament in Nepal since 1991

Sanjaya Mahato, GSSR Warsaw, Rupesh Kumar Sah, Federal Parliament of Nepal, and Pooja Chaudhary, Advocate

SESSION 2 - PANEL B (11.30-1.00am) REGENCY ROOM - LEGISLATURES IN CHINA

Chair: Tapio Raunio, Tampere University

Selective responsiveness: information transmission in China’s local legislatures

Wenbo Chen, Beihang University, Beijing

 

Public budget engagement of the Chinese legislature under responsive authoritarianism: motives and strategies

Yishuai Wong, East China Normal University/University of Leeds

LUNCH (1.00pm)

The Dining Hall

SESSION 3 - PANEL A (2.00-3.30am) LECTURE HALL - LEGISLATURES AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Chair: Jonas Cekuolis, National Democratic Institute, Jordan

The role of parliaments in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): a study of multi-parliamentary cooperation and Southeast Asian parliaments

Ratih Adiputri, University ofJyväskylä

 

Can governance be improved through parliamentary Strengthening Development Programming in post-conflict fragile countries?  An exploratory comparative analysis of how context shapes programming

David E. Guinn, SUNY Center for International Development,and Jeffery D. Straussman, University at Albany

 

Advancing the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) through Malaysia Parliamentary Re

Muhamad Sayuti bin Hassan @ Yahya, Sultan Idris Education University and Idzuafi Hadi Kamilan, Parliament of Malaysia

SESSION 3 - PANEL B (2.00-3.30am) REGENCY ROOM - WHAT TYPE OF PARLIAMENT?

Chair: Mark Shephard, University of Strathclyde

More assertive than ever before?  The role(s) and power (s) of the European Parliament in the UK’s withdrawal negotiations

Monika Brusenbauch Meislová, Masaryk University Brno

 

Challenging Arend Lijphart’s Hybrid VI: The case of Guyana

Hamid Ghany, The University of the West Indies

 

Rethinking the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament: The Republic’s Legislative Development Imperative

Maukesh Basdeo, The University of the West Indies

REFRESHMENTS (3.30pm)

The Buttery

SESSION 4 - PANEL A (4.00-5.30am) LECTURE HALL - POST-LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY - II

Chair: Juan de Dios Cincunegui, Chamber of Deputies, Argentina

Parliamentary control over delegated legislation in Japan

Katsuhiro Musashi, Doshisha University

 

Performance analysis of the Committee on Delegated Legislation in Pakistan’s Senate and its potential towards enhancing Post-Legislative Scrutiny in the country’s parliamentary system

Karim Gabol

 

Parliamentary oversight of sustainable development goals and the application of post-legislative scrutiny principles

Fotis Fitsilis, Hellenic Parliament, and Franklin De Vrieze, Westminster Foundation for Democracy

SESSION 4 - PANEL B (4.00-5.30am) REGENCY ROOM - KEEPING IT LOCAL

Chair: Hamid Ghany, University of the West Indies

 

‘So you want your MP to be a local?’ MPs and local connections with their constituencies inthe UK

Michael Rush, University of Exeter

 

Going Local: How the electoral incentive shapes political behaviour in developing democracies

Greg Power, Global Partners Governance (GPG)

TOUR OF THE MAIN BUILDING (6.00pm)

 

[Assemble in the Great Hall]

A guided tour of Wroxton Abbey by Lord Norton

 

DRINKS RECEPTION (7.00pm)

The Buttery

GALA DINNER (7.30pm)

In the Dining Hall, with entertainment provided by Julia Martin

SUNDAY 28 JULY 2019
BREAKFAST (8.00 - 8.45am)

In the Dining Hall

SESSION 5 - PANEL A (9.15-10.45am) LECTURE HALL - THE IMPACT OF DESIGN AND SPACE

Chair: Ingvar Mattson, Parliament of Sweden

Restoration, renewal, rebuilding and construction of Parliament buildings: a case study analysis of the impact of these architectural options on parliamentary democracy

Andrea Cullen, ACT Legislative Assembly, Canberra

 

‘Let’s have a chat’: the significance of informal space in parliaments

Lord Norton of Louth, University of Hull/House of Lords

 

SESSION 5 - PANEL B (9.15-10.45am) REGENCY ROOM - MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Chair: Sue Griffiths, Global Partners Governance

Advocacy and policy change

Merwin Salazar, Senate of the Philippines

 

Encouraging a longer time horizon: The Committee for the Future in the Finnish Eduskunta

Vesa Koskimaa, Åbo Akademi University, and Tapio Raunio, Tampere University

 

How MPs scrutinise science and technology: developments in the House of Commons during the 20thcentury

Emmeline Ledgerwood, University of Leicester/British Library

REFRESHMENTS (10.45am)

In the Buttery

SESSION 6 - PANEL A (11.15-12.30am) LECTURE HALL - MAINTAINING SUPPORT

Chair: Gareth McGrath, Northern Ireland Assembly

The paradox of openness, accountability and trust in legislatures

Meg Russell, University College London

 

Tocquevillian restraint or Millian profiteering? Parliamentary remuneration in long-term comparative perspective

Nicholas Dickinson, University of Exeter

 

SESSION 6 - PANEL B (11.15-12.30am) REGENCY ROOM - LEGISLATURES IN AFRICA

Chair: Priyanga Hettiarachi, Westminster Foundation for Democracy

Legislators’ pathway to power: intra-party competition, clientelism and unresponsive representatives in Ghana

Martin Acheampong, University of Bamberg

 

Budget padding or padding the budget: resolving the crisis of serial budget padding allegations against the Nigerian National Assembly in the Fourth Republic

Gafar Idowu  Ayodeji, Tai Solarin University of Education, ljagun, and Lawal Jibola Orisadare, Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese-Ijebu

 

Impeachment investigation panel under the Nigerian 1999 Constitution: an anatomy of a dilemma

Emmanuel O. Anyaegbunam, African Centre for Parliamentary and Constitutional Studies

LUNCH (12.30pm)

In the Dining Hall

GROUP PHOTOGRAPH (1.15pm)

On the steps of Wroxton Abbey

SESSION 7 - PLENARY (1.30-3.00pm) LECTURE HALL - TACKLING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PARLIAMENTARIANS

Chair: Meg Munn, Independent Consultant and former UK Minister for Women and Foreign SOffice Minister

Plenary discussion based on the IPU reports, Sexism, harrassment and violence against women parliamentarians, andSexism, harrassment and violence against women in parliaments in Europe

 

CLOSE of WORKSHOP (3.00pm) Professor The Lord Norton of Louth

Refreshments will be served in the Buttery