Workshop of

Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians


2022 WORKSHOP (30-31ST JULY)

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Vesa Koskimaa and Tapio Raunio (2022 Session 1A)

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

Vesa Koskimaa and Tapio Raunio, Tampere University, Finland


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Juan de Dios Cincunegui (2022 Session 1A)

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


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Maukesh Basdeo (2022 Session 1B)

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

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


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Muthanna Saari (2022 Session 1B)

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

Muthanna Saari, Research and Library Division, Parliament of Malaysia


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Jonathan Murphy (2022 Session 2A)

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

Jonathan Murphy, INTER-PARES, Brussels


Alex Prior (2022 Session 2A)

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

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

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Christine Sheldon (2022 Session 2A)

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

Christine Sheldon, Oxford University


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Andrea Cullen (2022 Session 2B)

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


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Michael Youash (2022 Session 2B)

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


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Sebastian Ludwicki-Ziegler and Mark Shephard (2022 Session 2B)

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


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Michael Youash (2022 Session 3A)

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

Michael Youash, University of Toronto

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Muthanna Saari (2022 Session 3A)

Legislative role in the poverty alleviation policy

Muthanna Saari, Research and Library Division, Parliament of Malaysia


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Senator Mian Raza Rabbani (2022 Session 3A)

Federalism and democracy in Pakistan

Senator Mian Raza Rabbani, Senate of Pakistan


Maya Kornberg and Sven Siefken (2022 Session 3B)

Parliamentary committees as a tool of public engagement

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

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Fotios Fitsilis & George Mikros (2022 Session 3B)

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

Fotios Fitsilis, Hellenic Parliament, Greece

George Mikros, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar


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Cristina Leston-Bandeira & Temitayo Odeyemi (2022 Session 4A)

Why networks of knowledge exchange matter particularly for parliamentary public engagement

Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Temitayo Odeyemi, University of Leeds



Fotios Fitsilis, Jörn von Lucke, and Jan Etscheid (2022 Session 4A)

Prioritisation of artificial intelligence technologies for the parliamentary workspace

Fotios Fitsilis, Hellenic Parliament, Greece; Jörn von Lucke, and Jan Etscheid, Zeppelin University, Germany

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Joseph Antwi-Boasiako and Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini (2022 Session 4A)

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


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James Strong (2022 Session 4B)

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

James Strong, Queen Mary College, University of London

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Hamid Ghany (2022 Session 4B)

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

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André Vella (2022 Session 4B)

The application of parliamentary immunity in Commonwealth legislatures

André Vella, University of Birmingham

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Spyridoula-Anna Pappa (2022 Session 5A)

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


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Monika Brusenbauch Meislová (2022 Session 5A)

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

Monika Brusenbauch Meislová, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic



Elena Griglio, Luiss Guido Carli, and Nicola Lupo (2022 Session 5B)

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


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Nick Dickinson (2022 Session 5B)

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

Nick Dickinson, University of Oxford

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Lord Norton of Louth (2022 Session 6A)

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

Lord Norton of Louth, University of Hull



Danny Schindler and Oliver Kannenenberg (2022 Session 6A)

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

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Waheb Mubarak (2022 Session 6B)

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


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Rahma Al-Kabani and Jawaher Al-Shukali (2022 Session 6B)

Omani women in Parliament: social barriers and state empowerment

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


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Plenary (2022 Session 7) - PARLIAMENTS AND THE PUBLIC - Chair: Andy Richardson

A discussion based on the IPU report

Public engagement in the work of parliament


Panel of Parliamentarians:

Alhassan Suhuyini, Parliament of Ghana

Evariste Ngamana, National Assembly of the Central African Republic

Dominic Ayine, Parliament of Ghana


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Plenary (2022 Session 8) - KEYNOTE ADDRESS THE ROLE OF OPPOSITION - Professor The Lord Norton of Louth




Professor The Lord Norton of Louth

University of Hull

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‘Is the Westminster system of government alive and well?’

Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 9(1), 2022, pp. 1-24: