I have yet to get a Twitter account. If I had, I would probably have tweeted:
Arrived in the historic city of Bamberg in Northern Bavaria. It was founded as a Prince-Bishopric and still has its acient cathedral.
I´m the opening speaker at an ECPR Summer School on Parliaments. First order of business for participants (mostly graduate students) is to configure their laptops so they can log on to the Internet.
I talk for more than an hour on the state of parliaments and the study of legislatures.
I note that perceptions of the decline of legislatures have been a feature of the literature since the late 19th Century. If legislatures have really been in decline, why then are there so many of them?
I also do a session on how to get published in political science. I´m worried they may find this more interesting than my earlier talk.
I have avoided covering all my train journeys…