Fifteenth Workshop of

Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians

 

30-31st July 2022

 

 

ITINERARY

SATURDAY 30 JULY 2022
BREAKFAST (8.00 - 8.45 am)

The Dining Hall

WELCOME (9.15am) LECTURE HALL - Please take your seats by 9.15 am

9.15 am WELCOME 

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

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

9.30 am PARLIAMENTS AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Andy Richardson – Inter-Parliamentary Union
SESSION 1 - PANEL A (9.45-11.00am) LECTURE HALL - LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

Chair: Mark Shephard, University of Strathclyde

 

Should legislatures invest in foresight work? Assessing the impact of parliamentary future institutions

Vesa Koskimaa and Tapio Raunio, Tampere University, Finland

 

Parliamentary diplomacy, globalization, and digital transformation of Parliaments in the era of COVID-19 pandemic: past, present and the challenges of the future

Juan de Dios Cincunegui, Universidad Austral, Argentina

 

SESSION 1 - PANEL B (9.45-11.00am) REGENCY ROOM - COPING WITH CRISES: THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Chair:  Hamid Ghany, University of the West Indies

 

Moulding pandemic parliaments: the role played by Commonwealth Caribbean Parliaments in the coronavirus pandemic

Maukesh Basdeo, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

 

Measures to mitigate Covid-19 in the Dewan Rakyat: implications for parliamentary privilege

Muthanna Saari, Research and Library Division, Parliament of Malaysia

REFRESHMENTS (11.00am)

The Buttery

SESSION 2 - PANEL A (11.30-1.00pm) LECTURE HALL - PARLIAMENTS AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Chair: Fotios Fitsilis, Hellenic Parliament, Greece

 

Can parliamentary citizen engagement tackle the thorny issue of symbolic representation?

Jonathan Murphy, INTER-PARES, Brussels

 

Reaching across physical, virtual and conceptual distance: public engagement with parliamentary spaces

Alex Prior, London Southbank University, and Maanasa Sivashankar, Design Consultant

 

From information to evaluation (and back again): establishing a ‘feedback loop’ for effective public engagement

Christine Sheldon, Oxford University

SESSION 2 - PANEL B (11.30-1.00am) REGENCY ROOM - PARTISANS AND INDEPENDENTS

Chair: Joe Ghartey MP, Parliament of Ghana

 

The Independent effect – the relevance, influence and impact of independent politicians on a parliamentary democracy

Andrea Cullen, Independent Scholar and Parliamentary Consultant, Canberra ACT, Australia

 

The impact of political identity-based parties in the Guateng, Nunavut, Quebev and Scottish legislatures: exploring causes of stronger committee oversight systems

Michael Youash, University of Toronto

 

Hostile or consensual? A comparative study of personal attacks and positive self-reference in exchanges between the Conservatives and SNP in PMQs and FMQs

Sebastian Ludwicki-Ziegler, University of Stirling, and Mark Shephard, University of Strathclyde

LUNCH (1.00pm)

The Dining Hall

SESSION 3 - PANEL A (2.00-3.30am) LECTURE HALL - STRENGTHENING LEGISLATURES

Chair: Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP, Parliament of Bangladesh

 

Parliamentary strengthening in South Africa: budget oversight efficacy reform beyond popular congressional models

Michael Youash, University of Toronto

 

Legislative role in the poverty alleviation policy

Muthanna Saari, Research and Library Division, Parliament of Malaysia

Federalism and democracy in Pakistan

Senator Mian Raza Rabbani, Senate of Pakistan

SESSION 3 - PANEL B (2.00-3.30am) REGENCY ROOM - PARLIAMENTS AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Chair: Christine Sheldon, Oxford University

 

Parliamentary committees as a tool of public engagement

Maya Kornberg, New York University, and Sven Siefken, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

 

Crowdsourcing the digital parliament: the case of the Hellenic OCR Team

Fotios Fitsilis, Hellenic Parliament, Greece, and George Mikros, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar

REFRESHMENTS (3.30pm)

The Buttery

SESSION 4 - PANEL A (4.00-5.30am) LECTURE HALL - PARLIAMENTS AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Chair: Maya Kornberg, New York University

 

Why networks of knowledge exchange matter particularly for parliamentary public engagement

Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Temitayo Odeyemi, University of Leeds

 

Prioritisation of artificial intelligence technologies for the parliamentary workspace

Fotios Fitsilis, Helenic Parliament, Greece; Jörn von Lucke, Charlotte Bock, and Jan Etscheid, Zeppelin University, Germany

 

MPs use of the district assembly common fund in Ghana: ‘perception and practice’

Joseph Antwi-Boasiako, Governance for Inclusive Development (GovID) and University of Ghana, and Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini, Parliament of Ghana

SESSION 4 - PANEL B (4.00-5.30am) REGENCY ROOM - DETERMINING THE POWER OF PARLIAMENTS

Chair: Nick Dickinson, University of Oxford

 

The House of Commons, the British constitution and the end of the American War of Independence

James Strong, Queen Mary College, University of London

 

Prorogation, motions of no confidence and political survival in the Commonwealth Caribbean: an examination of adopting locally-modified 20th Century Westminster constitutional conventions in Commonwealth Caribbean political systems

Hamid Ghany, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

 

The application of parliamentary immunity in Commonwealth legislatures

André Vella, University of Birmingham

TOUR OF THE MAIN BUILDING (6.00pm)

 

[Assemble in the Great Hall]

A guided tour of Wroxton Abbey by Lord Norton 

The tour is open to all who have registered for the Workshop

 

DRINKS RECEPTION (7.00pm)

The Buttery

GALA DINNER (7.30pm)

In the Dining Hall, followed by entertainment in the Buttery, provided by Julia Martin.

Following from the success of Julia’s last visit in 2019, Julia is back again in 2022 to entertain the Wroxton delegates, with her brand new sensational ‘This Is Me’ show that is currently touring UK theatres.

AN EVENING WITH JULIA MARTIN  ‘THIS IS ME’

Having spent 26 years travelling the globe entertaining for Heads of State, Cruise Companies, Celebrities, and Leading Hotels of the World, with award-winning tribute shows to Shirley Bassey, Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, and Tina Turner, Julia Martin is now for one night only bringing her sensational new show to Wroxton.  The show has been described by Sky Televisions Cruising with the Stars as ‘One of the most brilliant shows that they had ever seen’, and by the BBC as ‘Simply Outstanding’. Audiences have described the show as funny, thoroughly entertaining, and totally mesmerising, especially in the way that Julia effortlessly switches between characters.

‘This Is Me’ not only delivers wonderful stories and humorous renditions from Julia’s travels, but also captures the personas, power ballads, mannerisms, and magnetism of some of the world’s most incredible diva’s, delivered in a spectacular evening of entertainment, that simply should not be missed. Julia makes this show her own, with her on-stage presence, amazing vocals, meticulous attention to detail, and her ability to truly entertain an audience. In 2018 & 2019 Julia was presented with the accolade of the UK’s No1 tribute performer by the National Tribute Music Awards, and after watching Julia perform you can understand why. So, allow yourself to be taken on an astonishing musical journey which includes songs from West End Musicals, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Adele, Shirley Bassey, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton, Dusty Springfield, Tina Turner, and many more.

 

‘All I can say is OMG! the show was AWESOME!!!’

SKY TV Cruising with the Stars

 

‘Simply Outstanding’

The BBC

 

As Seen on SKY TV

 

SUNDAY 31 JULY 2022
BREAKFAST (8.00 - 8.45am)

In the Dining Hall

SESSION 5 - PANEL A (9.15-10.45am) LECTURE HALL - THE IMPACT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Chair: Tapio Raunio, Tampere University

 

Prioritising democratisation through Parliamentary procedures in a European Parliament of transnationality
Spyridoula-Anna Pappa, Queen Mary College, University of London

 

Bargaining strategies of the European Parliament in the Brexit Process: an empirical assessment

Monika Brusenbauch Meislová, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic

SESSION 5 - PANEL B (9.15-10.45am) REGENCY ROOM - THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

Chair: Waheeb Mubarak, Shura Council, Oman

 

A downsized but potentially stronger Parliament?  The Italian reduction in the number of MPs

Elena Griglio, Parliamentary Senior Official, Italian Senate, and LUISS Guido Carli, and Nicola Lupo, LUISS Guido Carli

 

From representation to meritocracy: understanding professionalization of the political class through UK parliamentary pay disputes, 1911-2011

Nick Dickinson, University of Oxford

REFRESHMENTS (10.45am)

In the Buttery

SESSION 6 - PANEL A (11.15-12.30am) LECTURE HALL - THE IMPACT OF PARLIAMENTARY PARTY GROUPS

Chair: Andrea Cullen – Independent Scholar and Parliamentary Consultant, Canberra ACT, Australia

 

Power behind the scenes: the 1922 Committee in the British House of Commons

Lord Norton of Louth, University of Hull

 

Elite domination or participatory democracy? Comparing the rules of the game within parliamentary party groups

Danny Schindler and Oliver Kannenenberg, Institute for Parliamentary Research, Berlin

 

 

SESSION 6 - PANEL B (11.15-12.30am) REGENCY ROOM - DEVELOPING PARLIAMENT IN OMAN

Chair: Dominic Ayine MP, Parliament of Ghana

 

From the outside or from the inside: dismantling the discourse of the political leadership and the legal frameworks directing the Omani parliamentary institution

Waheb Mubarak, Legislative Specialist, Shura Council, Oman

 

Omani women in Parliament: social barriers and state empowerment

Rahma Al-Kabani, Sultan Qaboos University, and Jawaher Al-Shukali, independent researcher

LUNCH (12.30pm)

In the Dining Hall

SESSION 7 - PLENARY (1.30-2.30pm) LECTURE HALL - PARLIAMENTS AND THE PUBLIC

Chair:  Andy Richardson, Inter-Parliamentary Union

 

Panel of Parliamentarians:

Alhassan Suhuyini, Parliament of Ghana

Evariste Ngamana, National Assembly of the Central African Republic

Dominic Ayine, Parliament of Ghana

 

A discussion based on the IPU report

Public engagement in the work of parliament

 

https://www.ipu.org/our-impact/strong-parliaments/setting-standards/global-parliamentary-report/global-parliamentary-report-2022-public-engagement-in-work-parliament

 

 

SESSION 8 - PLENARY (2.30-3.00pm) LECTURE HALL - KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE ROLE OF OPPOSITION

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

THE ROLE OF OPPOSITION

 

Professor The Lord Norton of Louth

University of Hull

 

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

Refreshments will be served in the Buttery

GROUP PHOTOGRAPH (3.15pm)

On the steps of Wroxton Abbey

REFRESHMENTS SERVED IN THE BUTTERY

In the Buttery