D) Upcoming Activities
WORKSHOP ON PARLIAMENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN EDITED VOLUME
Committees are important units of modern parliaments and legislatures. Academic textbooks and political practitioners alike often mention them as the central place of policy making where substantiated debate, negotiation and deal making take place. But recent studies indicate that this may not – or no longer – be the case. However, committees’ role is not limited to making laws: they can be active in oversight, scrutiny and communication, too. All in all, many details of committees’ activities remain unclear, not the least because they often meet behind closed doors. See here for more information.
ECPR GENERAL CONFERENCE 2019 – SECTION ON PARLIAMENTS
“Parliaments and the Quality of Representative Democracy” is the name of a section with eight panels that got accepted for the ECPR General Conference in Wroclaw, September 4-7, 2019 on the initiative of our Standing Group. Call for papers and panels is open with deadline, February, 18, 2019. See the section and panel descriptions here.
CALL FOR PAPERS: THE FOURTEENTH WORKSHOP OF PARLIAMENTARY SCHOLARS AND PARLIAMENTARIANS, 27-28 JULY 2019, WROXTON COLLEGE, OXFORDSHIRE, UK
We are delighted to announce the Fourteenth Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians, which is to be held on Saturday 27 July and Sunday 28 July 2019. The venue is the same as for earlier Workshops: Wroxton College in Oxfordshire, UK, an ideal venue for international gatherings. See here for the Call for Papers.
Published on Sunday, October 7 2018 by Dr. Erik Fritzsche