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Parliaments in asymmetric “federal” systems: How to combine differentiation with parliamentary representation

April 30, 2019 at 9:00

Luiss Guido Carli, Sala Consiglio Viale Pola, 12 00198 Roma


Luiss Guido Carli School of Government

Jean Monnet Chair on “Understanding Representative Democracy in Europe”


Parliaments in asymmetric “federal” systems: How to combine differentiation with parliamentary representation



h. 9.00 – Session: “The sustainability of parliamentary representation in asymmetric contexts: Europe and beyond”


Pietro Pustorino, Luiss


9.00-9.30 – Richard Bellamy, European University Institute: Differentiated Integration as a Fair Scheme of Cooperation 

9.30-9.50 – Giuseppe Martinico, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa: Parliaments in asymmetric federal states 

9.50-10.10 – Nicolas Besly, UK House of Lords: Representation at Westminster after devolution: the case of EVEL 

10.10-10.30 – Discussants: Robert Schütze, Durham Law School and Luiss - Cristina Fasone, Luiss


11.00-11.30 – Coffee Break

11.30-12.40 – Roundtable: “The European Parliament and representative democracy in a ‘multi-speed’ Union”


Nicola Lupo, Luiss


Francesco Cherubini, Luiss

Gianluca Contaldi, University of Macerata

Elena Griglio, Senate of the Italian Republic

12.40-13.00 – Conclusion: Antoine Vauchez, Université Paris 1 - Pantheon Sorbonne; Stéphanie Hennette-Vauchez (Université Paris Nanterre)


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