Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Comparative Political Behavior

Summer School 2017 Berlin

SGoP Summer School on Parliaments

at the Humboldt-University Berlin, 16 - 25 August 2017


Together with the Standing Group on Parliaments (Prof. Thomas Saalfeld und Dr. Tom Louwerse) we are organizing the Standing Group on Parliaments Summer School 2017.


The aim of the Summer School on Parliaments is to provide a mechanism for young scholars of national, regional and/or trans-national parliaments to enhance their theoretical and analytical toolkit as well as receive feedback from leading academics on their particular research agenda. The 2017 School builds on the success of the 2010 (Bamberg), 2012 (Lisbon)  and 2014 (Brussels) summer schools.


The summer school takes place over two approximately two weeks. The programme is built around a series of guest instructors who are leading scholars of comparative legislative studies. Thus, a different instructor will lead the discussion of a different topic each day. We plan a series of eight key themes (one for each teaching day of the Summer school), each lead by a scholar writing and researching in that area. As such, the focus is rarely on one legislature but on topics that are typically core to understanding any legislature.


Academic Schedule SGoP Summer School Berlin, 16 – 25 August 2017




Interviewing and surveying parliamentarians

Stefanie Bailer



Lena Wängnerud


Experimental research in legislative studies

Thomas Leeper


Formal models

Francesco  Zucchini


Delegation and accountability

Kaare Strøm


Legislative organisation: Parties & Committees

Thomas Saalfeld & Shane Martin


European Parliament (and legislative voting)

Bjørn Høyland


Interest groups (including a session on quantitative text analysis)

Heike Klüver



Please find further information on the programme and application on the website of the SGoP.