The Effects of Covid-19 on the Functioning of Parliaments: A Comparison of France, Germany, Ireland and Israel


Title
The Effects of Covid-19 on the Functioning of Parliaments: A Comparison of France, Germany, Ireland and Israel
 
Project leader
 
 
Start date
01-04-2021
 
End date
30-09-2022
 
Research profile of the University of Bamberg
Digital Humanities, Social and Human Sciences
 
Existing situation
Ongoing
 
Acronym
CovidParl
 
Description
Government responses to Covid-19 have included some of the most powerful peace-time interventions in economic, social and political life. In a comparison of four parliaments (Deutscher Bundestag, French National Assembly, Irish Dail, Israel's Knesset), an international team of researchers will examine how the chambers’ law-making function and role as central arenas for public debate were affected during and after the crisis. This longer-term perspective beyond the crisis will allow to draw lessons about the resilience of parliamentary institutions and practices in liberal democracies in the face of policy challenges characterized by extremely high risks.
 
Area of research
Politikwissenschaft
Parlamentsforschung
 
Keywords
Covid-19
Parlamente
Demokratische Resilienz
Gesetzgebung
Parlamentsdebatten
Deutscher Bundestag
Französische Nationalversammlung
Irischer Dail
Israelische Knesset
Israel
Deutschland
Irland