The Research Committee of Legislative Specialists (RC08 / RCLS) will coordinate a number of panels at the IPSA World Congress. The call for panel submissions is now open. See here for details: http://www.ipsa.org/news/news/call-submissions-world-congress-2016-now-openlappel-%C3%A0-contributions-pour-le-prochain-congr The RC08 session will include panels on all aspects of legislatures and parliamentary government. There are two types of panels: Open panels … Call for panel submissions for the IPSA World Congress, Istanbul, 23-28 July 2016
Summer School “Parliaments of Europe: Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion” LUISS, Rome, 14-25 July 2015 Globalization, the growth of international relations, and ongoing regional integration processes have called Parliaments in Europe (national parliaments and the European Parliament) to adjust their traditional functions, organization and role to deal with these phenomena. These parliaments have increasingly strengthened … LUISS Summer School on Parliamentary Democracy
The Standing Group adopted a new constitution following the meeting of its members at the ECPR General Conference in Glasgow, September 2014. You can read the constitution here: Constitution Standing Group on Parliaments 2014
There are still spaces available for the 3rd Summer School on Parliaments 2014 in Brussels! This is a great opportunity for graduate students and junior researchers to learn from and meet established scholars from the field of legislative studies. More details on the schedule, accommodations and application procedure here.
We are pleased to announce an international workshop on The Importance of Constitutions in Uppsala 16-17 June 2014, a few days before the Swedish midsummer celebrations. A first meeting on the topic was arranged in Istanbul in October 2013. This time too, we invite papers discussing parliamentarism, representation and voting rights from a constitutional perspective. We expect … The Importance of Constitutions II: Parliamentarism, Representation and Voting Rights
We invite applications for the Standing Group’s Summer School in Brussels, 9-18 September 2014. Please see find the details on the programme, accommodation and application procedure here. This summer school should be of special interest for doctoral students and junior scholars with research interests in the areas of parliamentary and legislative studies. In addition, the … Call for Applications Summer School on Parliaments 2014 in Brussels
Joint Sessions of Workshops Hanna Bäck (University of Lund) and Bjørn-Erik Rasch (University of Oslo) have been successful in their application to organise a Workshop on ‘The Evolution of Parliamentarism and its Political Consequences‘ at the 2014 Joint Sessions of Workshops
Sam Depauw (VUB) will host the third Summer School in Brussels. The Summer School is likely to be held in August. The venue will be published on the Standing Group’s website in due course.
Wolfgang C. Müller (University of Vienna) will host the Group’s second General Conference in Vienna. The conference is likely to be in May or June 2014. Further information will be published on the Standing Group’s new website in due course.
Goodbye to Co-convenor Shane Martin, hello to Thomas Saalfeld At the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops in Mainz, Dr. Shane Martin (Dublin City University) stood down as Co-convenor. Shane Martin has been a driving force behind the Group’s achievements. He co-directed the first two Summer Schools and hosted the Group’s inaugural General Conference in Dublin last … Goodbye Shane Martin, hello Thomas Saalfeld!