Preventing Political Corruption in Parliaments : Bans, Obligations and Social Norms

Type
Open Panel
Language
English
Discussants
Description

Becoming a parliamentarian means not only knowing how to get elected, but also learning to work in Parliament by adapting to the different social and legal constraints that frame and organize these activities.
In many parliamentary democracies, elected officials must also be trained to behave in an honest and upright manner, and to abide by expectations of ethical policies, shaped (often) by and for them over time.
The purpose of this panel is to gather a set of contributions analyzing the genesis, uses and effects of tools, knowledge, speeches, slogans and institutions (codes of conduct, incompatibility systems, doctrines of precedents, declarative registers of interests, income or wealth, roles of ethics commissioners, various authorities responsible for upholding these ethical rules) that contribute to the shaping of this new dimension of parliamentary civility.
Monographic case studies as well as comparative approaches are welcome.