Sixteenth Workshop of

Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians

27-28 July 2024

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.





Wroxton College, Oxfordshire, UK

27-28 July 2024



Strategic integration of Artificial Intelligence in parliamentary processes
Fotios Fitsilis, Hellenic Parliament, Jörn von Lucke, Zeppelin University, and George Mikros, Hamad Bin Khalifa University Qatar

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Parliaments: Current applications, future prospects, and implementation strategies
Marci Harris, Executive Director, POPVOX Foundation; University of San Francisco; San Jose State University

Visual Parliaments: a framework for mapping parliaments as ‘videospheres’
Mouli Banerjee, University of Warwick

Climate change discourse in a digital era: A case study of the European Parliament’s self-legitimation practices on Twitter
Monika Brusenbauch, Masaryk University

The digital transformation in Oman parliamentary assemblies: a case study of the ‘Entakheb’ application
Maimouna Alrusheidi and Aisha Alasmi, Sultanate of Oman

Approaching the integration of large language models in the parliamentary workplace
Jörn von Lucke, Zeppelin University

Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the conduct of parliamentary business in Ghana
Anning Kuffour Nimako, Parliament of Ghana

Pressure testing under Covid: the constitutional consequences in the UK and Italy compared
Ylenia Maria Citino, Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna, Pisa, and Peter Leyland, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Does access to classified information impede scrutiny of intelligence agencies?  Learning from the case study of the Finnish Parliament
Tapio Raunio, Tampere University

Flawed democracies, populist leadership, and legislative performance in Latin America: a comparative study of Argentina, Colombia and Mexico
Khemvirg Puente, UNAM-Mexico

Private Members’ Bills in Westminster and beyond
Ruth Dixon, University of Oxford, and Anne-Marie Griffiths, Public Bill Office, UK House of Commons

Building Legislative Capacity: Pre-legislative scrutiny in the UK Parliament
Tom Caygill, Nottingham Trent University

Patchwork or masterpiece?  Amendment packages as legislative tools in comparative perspective
Zsolt Szabó, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church

Rhetoric and reality: parliamentary opposition parties and populism in the South African Parliament
Samuel Uwem, University of Hradec Králové University

Keeping the House in order – the effectiveness of parliamentary administration governance models
Andréa Cullen, Integrity Partners, Canberra

Clerk and staff of the legislative houses under the Nigerian 1999 Constitution: Complexities, challenges and remedial strategies
Emmanuel Obusom Anyaegbunam, African Center for Parliamentary and Constitutional Studies

Nonpartisan parliamentary staff navigating through a partisan Parliament in Ghana
Ernest Darfour, Parliament of Ghana, Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini, University of Ghana, and Joseph Antwi-Boasiako, University of Hamilton, Canada

Should Members of Parliament still act as employers?  A comparative insight into the staffing issue
Mohesh Balnath, University of Grenoble Alpes

The morale of trainers in parliamentary training institutions: a case study of selected institutions in Africa
Buchere Philip Brightone, Abdul Majid Ali Ahmed, Rasheed Draman, Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training (CPST), Kenya, and Hon. Rachel Ameso, Commissioner, Parliamentary Services Commission, Kenya

Offsetting incongruence through constituency mentions. Legislative behaviour and the electoral connection?
Zac Dickson, London School of Economics, Sebastian Ludwig-Ziegler, University of Stirling, Mark Shephard, University of Strathclyde, Tevfik Murat Yildrim, University of Stavanger

Loyalty, productivity and service: legislative candidate selection in Ghana
Martin Acheampong, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg

Does Members’ legislative effectiveness matter for re-election?
Omomayowa Olawale Abati, Stellenbosch University

From Throne Speech to Presidential Address: The parliamentary effect of conversion from a monarchy to a republic in Trinidad and Tobago
Hamid Ghany, University of the West Indies

A rightful place – the representation and participation of First Nation Peoples in the political process
Andréa Cullen, Integrity Partners, Canberra ACT and Charles Darwin University, and Richard Egan, independent scholar, Australia

The British Origins of agenda control in Israel
Tal Elovits, University of Milan

Ethics infrastructure: regulating parliamentary conduct in Italy
Piero Gambale, University of Luiss-Rome

A hung parliament and its implications for the executive-legislative interface in Ghana
Ernest Darfour, Parliament of Ghana

Interpreting parliamentary diplomacy in EU27-UK relations
Cherry Miller, University of Helsinki

Playing to issue strengths or playing to the crowd? Conservative versus SNP MPs and MSP interactions in Parliament over Scottish independence
Mark Shephard, University of Strathclyde

Multidisciplinary approaches to researching legislatures at a time of turmoil
Can we be friends? The Texas House of Representatives as a critical case study of cross-party collaboration in a context of polarization
Emma Crewe, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, and Michelle M. Taylor Robinson, Texas A&M University

Multidisciplinary approaches to researching legislatures at a time of turmoil
Ethnographic perspectives on political minorities inside the Brazilian Parliament
Cristiane Bernardes, Legislative School, Brazilian Chamber of Deputies

Multidisciplinary approaches to researching legislatures at a time of turmoil
A Lone Star and the City on the Hill: exception, process, and symbolism in U.S. state politics
Emma Crewe, SOAS, and Daniel Souleles, Copenhagen Business School

Parliamentary Diplomacy and Diaspora Diplomacy: the case of Afghanistan and its humanitarian crisis.
Juan de Dios Cincunegui, Universidad Austral

Scope and limits of Parliamentary Diplomacy: complementation, confrontation and limitations of the external action of parliaments and parliamentarians in matters of Foreign Policy.
Juan de Dios Cincunegui, Universidad Austral

Guardians of Rights: The Pivotal Role of Malaysian Parliament and Parliamentarians in Upholding Human Rights
Muhamad Sayuti Hassan, Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

From Margins to Mainstream: Paving Pathways for Indigenous Representation in Parliament.
Muhamad Sayuti Hassan, Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia