International conference 2015

A new horizon for democracy? Voting rights for foreigners in national elections

The conference will take place on March 20 and 21 in the plenary room at the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies

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This event brings together leading specialists in this area from all over Europe so that they can discuss all the theoretical and practical questions to do with voting rights for foreigners from a legal, philosophical and political perspective, and contrast and compare viewpoints and practice in various countries. “The paradigm shift being considered in Luxembourg is all the more remarkable given that the number of foreign residents is now bordering on 50 percent of the population”, underlined Pr. Philippe Poirier, who holds the post of Research Chair in Parliamentary Studies from the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies at the Faculty of Language and Literature at the University of Luxembourg. He is co-organising this conference with Professor Luc Heuschling of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance.

University president Rainer Klump gave an introduction, then Mars Di Bartolomeo, President of the Chamber of Deputies, and Claude Frieseisen, Secretary General of the Chamber of Deputies, sociologists, historians, philosophers and law and politics researchers from all over Europe will debate the issues during three sessions entitled: “The traditional response and discourse about legitimacy”, “Exploring transnational communities of citizens: based on which normative criteria?” and “Comparing and evaluating new forms of political citizenship”.

The conference took place on March 20 and 21 in the plenary hall at the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies. The sessions hold in French and English; simultaneous translation into English will be provided. The conference proceedings will be published by Larcier in its Parliamentary Studies collection during the 2015-2016 winter period.

The conference was broadcasted by the Chamber TV, the Luxembourgish Parliament TV. You can download it (see below) !

Friday morning

http://visilux.chd.lu/ArchivePage/video/1463/sequence/63130.html

Friday afternoon

http://visilux.chd.lu/ArchivePage/video/1464/sequence/63143.html

Saturday morning

http://visilux.chd.lu/ArchivePage/video/1465/sequence/63147.html

 

Programm: fichier pdf Program- Parliamentary studies 2015

Poster: fichier pdf Poster- Parliamentary studies 2015

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