On May 26–27, 2017 in Kyiv The Seventh International Academic Conference “Parliamentary Readings” took place.
The Conference is a part of a project implemented by the NGO Agency of Legislative Initiatives with the support of USAID RADA Program: Responsible Accountable Democratic Assembly, implemented by East Europe Foundation.
The conference is intended to form a higher level of expert and academic discourse in Ukraine and attract young researchers and academics to conduct research on the evolution of the formation and trends of the development of parliamentarianism in Ukraine, qualitative and quantitative methods of studying internal parliamentary processes, and the methodology of studying the behaviour of parliamentarians.
• The evolution of the formation and tendencies of development of parliamentarianism in Ukraine;
• Qualitative and quantitative methods of studying internal parliamentary processes;
• Methodology for studying the behaviour of parliamentarians;
• Coalition government;
• Cooperation between government and parliament.
The first day of the VII International Academic Conference “Parliamentary Readings”, which was filled with informative presentations and discussions, showed the participants and the guests the importance of social media enhancing parliamentary democracy. International experience of building an effective and transparent parliament was also presented during the first working day. Speakers showed how an effective and transparent parliament could be built in Ukraine. They also introduced Ukrainian and worldwide practices of the internal parliamentary processes research. First day of the conference ended with the interesting and comprehensive presentation and discussion of the studies.
Second day of the Conference was devoted to the presentation and discussion of the research papers. It was focused on the evaluation of the problem of cooperation between parliament and government of Ukraine; legal regulation of parliamentary immunity; the problem of sticking to the election programs by political parties; the influence of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on activity of parliament; comparative analysis of parliamentary systems in Germany, Austrian Republic and Switzerland; psychology of parliamentary lobbying; code of conduct for MPs; possibility of e-government effective functioning.
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