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Discussing legislatures

The Thirteenth Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians took place at the weekend at Wroxton College, Near Banbury – the venue for the every Workshop since the second in 1996.  (The first Workshop was held in Berlin.)  The Workshops are … Continue reading

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Legislatures matter

I was on a panel on Wednesday evening to discuss the subject of legislative strengthening.  Held in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) room in the Palace of Westminster, it was designed to bring together people interested in the subject in order to form a … Continue reading

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Parliamentarianism in Europe

My first publication of 2015 has now appeared.  It is a chapter on ‘Continuity and change in parliamentarianism in twenty-first century European politics’ in the massive (984pp) Routledge Handbook of European Politics, edited by Jose Magone.  The chapter identifies the … Continue reading

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Strengthening Parliaments

The International Development Committee in the Commons is undertaking a brief inquiry into public funding of programmes to support legislatures in developing nations.  I was invited to submit evidence and my submission has now been published.  It can be read … Continue reading

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Talking of parliaments

I returned last night from Switzerland, having given the keynote speech at an international conference on capacity building in parliaments.  It was organised by the Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments (ASGP) and Monash University and attracted a good number of … Continue reading

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Getting ahead of ourselves

One of the points that I made when I was speaking in Germany was that in the field of comparative legislative studies we now have much more data than ever before, enabling us to generalise to some extent, but the factual … Continue reading

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