Parliaments fullfill a key function in political system of linking society and the political system. The new article by Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Sven T. Siefken explores changes and continuity in how parliaments fulfill engagement, which actors are doing it and what it entails. The article is available open access: Cristina Leston-Bandeira/ Sven T. Siefken (2023): The Development of Public Engagement as a Core Institutional Role for Parliaments. In: The Journal of Legislative Studies, Online First. https://doi.org/10.1080/13572334.2023.2214390
Visiting the Assemblée nationale on the occasion of the price awarded to colleague Claire Bloquet for their dissertation “On the outskirts of the French Parliament: The Delegation for Women’s Rights”. A grand ceremony, talks with policy makers and parliamentary administrators and the opportunity to watch question time in parliament. More about the prize here.
„Parliaments in Crises – Crises in Parliaments“ was the title of an international workshop held in Taipei, Taiwan in February 2023. Sven T. Siefken jointly organized the academic program and presented a paper on how parliaments and crises are related.
Work in the office of a member of parliament is very dynamic and has particular challenges. Teams are small, hierachies flat, changes frequent – and the work is very fast-paced. At the same time, there are important connections to the district office. In a workshop with the entire team of an MP from both offices…
Vom Ausschuss für Verfassung und Recht, Demokratie, Europa und Gleichstellung war Sven T. Siefken als Sachverständiger zu einer Anhörung eingeladen. Diskutiert wurde über Möglichkeiten für eine Verbesserung des Informationsaustausches zwischen Staatsregierung und Landtag im Rahmen von Gesetzgebung und Staatsverträgen sowie bei der Europäischen Subsidiaritätsprüfung.
The initiative “Es geht Los” held a public event at the Humboldt University to present the findings and results of the first six mini public that were organized across Germany in the MP districts. Sven T. Siefken serves on the advisory board of this initiative. More information about the event here and more about the…
In March 2023, the Institute for Parliamentary Research held the first IParl Academy for graduate students. As part of the program, Sven T. Siefken discussed with participants what roles parliaments had in crises and how crises are dealt with in parliaments. You can find more about the IParl Academy here https://www.iparl.de/de/forschung/iparl-akademie.html