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The Administration of European Democracy – second workshop

17 September 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 18 September 2015 @ 2:00 pm Europe/Rome Timezone
Seminar Room, Villa Malafrasca
Via Giovanni Boccaccio
50014 Fiesole FI
Conference Unit

Organiser: Prof. Thomas Christiansen – EUI – Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies


The objective of this workshop was to present new research by senior scholars and early stage researchers on the functioning of parliamentary administrations in Europe, and in the European Union, bringing together the contributors to a forthcoming special issue of the journal Public Administration. It aimed to bridge the divide between research on public administration and bureaucracy, on the one hand, and the study of  parliamentary affairs, on the other. Individual paper presentations have focused on conceptual and theoretical questions of how parliaments are being administered, on the study of the role played by civil servants working in national parliaments as well as in the European Parliament in terms of their relations with elected members, officials in EU institutions and with their counterparts in other countries.