28th November 2006




Law, justice and democracy in Europe will be discussed again this week as the second in the series of the Jean Monnet seminars takes place.


A University of Lincoln research fellow, Dr Andrew Defty will talk about ‘Parliamentary Scrutiny and Accountability’ on Friday 1st December.


The seminars have been organised by the university’s School of Law to discuss and debate different views of the parliamentary democracies in Europe.


Dr Defty will focus on his research which looks at parliament and welfare policy and the attitudes of MPs towards the role of the state in providing welfare.


Dr Defty will answer the question of how we ensure that the people we elect do indeed represent the people who elect them.  


The seminar series will include a number of well known future speakers including, Chris Heaton-Harris, Professor the Lord Norton of Louth, Dr Jenny Fairbrass and Professor Jo Carby-Hall.


Pam Barnes who is principal lecturer for the university’s School of Law said: “The second in seminar in the series follows a successful session held last week with Edward Leigh. We are looking forward to hearing from Dr Andrew Defty as his talk is based on research he has done here in the university.”


The seminar will take place at the university’s Co-op Lecture Theatre at 2.00pm. The seminar is free and everyone is welcome to attend.


For further information contact Pam Barnes on 01522886218 or email pbarnes@lincoln.ac.uk



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