190208 - The Evolving Role of Upper Chambers. A Franco-British Comparison

8 Février, 2019 - 09:00 - 13:00


Workshop "The Evolving Role of Upper Chambers. A Franco-British Comparison"
Convenors: Olivier Rozenberg, Sciences Po, CEE & Julie Smith, University of Cambridge. Funded by CAMPO

Friday 8th February 2019, Sciences Po, Room Goguel, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume 75007Paris


9.15-11 am: Senators & Lords

Chair: Olivier Rozenberg, Associate Professor, Sciences Po, CEE

Damien Connil, Chargé de recherche CNRS, Université de Pau et Pays de l’Adour (UMR 7318 DICE - IE2IA)
The Role of Non-Party Parliamentarians in Second Chambers - Comparative Perspectives

Discussant: Dennis Grube, Lecturer in Public Policy, University of Cambridge, POLIS Department

Benjamin Morel, Doctor in political science, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Second Chambers’ Rules of Procedure, the Long Way of Legitimacy

Discussant: Peter Sloman, Cambridge University, POLIS Department and Churchill College

Anja Thomas, OXPO Post Doctoral Researcher, Oxford University
An Unholy Alliance at Westminster in the Name of Democracy? House of Lords’ and House of Commons’ Public Control of EU Affairs and Public EU Debate

Discussant: Julie Smith, Director, Cambridge University, European Centre at POLIS, Department of Politics and International Studies and member of the House of Lords

11-11.30 am: Break

11.30 am-13 pm: Upper Chambers and Democracy

Chair: Julie Smith

Lucia Rubinelli, Junior Research Fellow in the History of Political Thought, Cambridge University, Robinson College and Polis
Sieyes versus bicameralism

Discussant: Luigi Gianniti, Direttore del Servizio Studi del Senato della Repubblica, Italy

Dorothée Reignier, Maîtresse de conférences droit public, Université des Antilles, CERAPS UDL
The French Senate party Discipline, Myths and Reality (by Skype)

Discussant: Peter Sloman, Cambridge University, POLIS Department and Churchill College


Languages: English & French


Contact: olivier.rozenberg@sciencespo.fr

Compulsory registration on the link above - For the external people to Sciences Po: You will have to arrive 10 minutes before the beginning of the seminar and to provide you with your identity papers)
Download the invitation (PDF, 822 Ko)

Pictures: ©UK government, ©Senat.fr




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