Fifteenth Workshop of

Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians

30-31 July 2022

Wroxton College, Wroxton, Nr. Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6PX

Sponsored by
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) & The Centre for Legislative Studies, University of Hull

A new feature for our Wroxton Workshop delegates is for our registered delegates to be able to view  the papers that are being presented at this years workshop. This advance viewing can only be accessed via a secure password which will be emailed to each delegate. If you are already registered, please be patient whilst the papers are prepared, the password will be emailed to you shortly.



30-31 JULY 2022


Papers to be presented



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

Jonathan Murphy, INTER-PARES, Brussels


Why networks of knowledge exchange matter particularly for parliamentary public engagement

Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Temitayo Odeyemi, University of Leeds


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

Fotios Fitsilis, Hellenic Parliament, Greece


Prioritisation of Artificial Intelligence Technologies in Law-Making for the Parliamentary Workspace

Fotios Fitsilis, Scientific Service, Hellenic Parliament Jörn von Lucke, Zeppelin University, Germany Jan Etscheid, Zeppelin University, Germany


Parliamentary committees as a tool for public engagement

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


To be seen, or heard, but not both: the role of support services in implementing legislative public engagement in Nigeria

Temitayo Odeyemi, University of Leeds


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


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

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

James Strong, Queen Mary College, University of London


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


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

Vesa Koskimaa and Tapio Raunio, Tampere University, Finland


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

Nick Dickinson, University of Oxford


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

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


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


Unparliamentary behaviour: National Assembly in South Africa and Nigeria

Umoh Samuel Uwem, University of KwaZulu, South Africa


Having an impact?  Pre-legislative scrutiny in the UK Parliament

Tom Caygill, University of Nottingham Trent


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


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

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


Legislative role in the poverty alleviation policy

Muthanna Saari, Research and Library Division, Parliament of Malaysia


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-Kalbani and Jawaher, Sultan Qaboos University, and Jawaher Al-Shukaili, independent researcher


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


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

Michael Youash, University of Toronto


Rethinking parliamentary research services in Kenya: a critical analysis of the current status in the county assemblies

Buchere Philip Brightone, Office of the Clerk of the Senate, Kenya, Wakah George Odhiambo, Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training )CPST), Kenya, Massinde Martin Muyundo, Parliamentary Budget Office, Kenya, and Ali Abdulmajid Ahmed, CPST


Struggle for Parliamentary Sovereignty in Pakistan

Amjed Pervez Malik. former Secretary General, Senate of Pakistan

Prioritising democratisation through Parliamentary procedures in a European Parliament of transnationality
Spyridoula-Anna Pappa

Federalism and democracy in Pakistan

Senator Mian Raza Rabbani, Senate of Pakistant


Nigerian National Assembly override of presidential vetoes under the 1999 constitution: a critical appraisal

Emmanuel Obusom Anyaegbunam, African Centre for Parliamentary and Constitutional Studies


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

Monika Brusenbauch Meislová, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic


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

Andrea Cullen, Senior Committee Secretary, ACT Legislative Assembly, Australia


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

Muthanna Saari, Research and Library Division, Parliament of Malaysia