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1 Public Administration, Governance and Globalization Volume 16 Series Editor Ali Farazmand Florida Atlantic University Fort Lauderdale Florida USA

2 Public Administration, Governance and Globalization Ali Farazmand, Series Editor The aim of Public Administration, Governance and Globalization (PAGG) is to publish primary research and theoretical contributions as well as practical reports on fieldwork to help advance the knowledge and understanding about public, nonprofit, private, and nongovernmental organizations and institutions. The governance, administration, and management of these organizations at local, national, regional, and international levels will be discussed in the context of this age of rapid change and globalization. This series on public management offers original materials that contribute to our better understanding of the critical issues as well as routine processes of governance and public administration, now more than ever because of the intricate forces of globalization that affect almost every nation-states and their policy choices at all jurisdictions across the world. The series covers a wide range of topics that address the key issues of interest to scholars, educators, practitioners, and policymakers in public administration capacities around the globe. Books in the series could be research monographs, edited volumes, textbooks, reference volumes or handbooks. More information about this series at

3 Colleen Lewis Ken Coghill Editors Parliamentarians Professional Development The Need for Reform

4 Editors Colleen Lewis National Centre for Australian Studies, Faculty of Arts Monash University Melbourne Victoria Australia Ken Coghill Department of Management, Monash Business School Monash University Melbourne Victoria Australia Public Administration, Governance and Globalization ISBN ISBN (ebook) DOI / Library of Congress Control Number: Springer Cham Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016 This work is subject to copyright. All rights are reserved by the Publisher, whether the whole or part of the material is concerned, specifically the rights of translation, reprinting, reuse of illustrations, recitation, broadcasting, reproduction on microfilms or in any other physical way, and transmission or information storage and retrieval, electronic adaptation, computer software, or by similar or dissimilar methodology now known or hereafter developed. The use of general descriptive names, registered names, trademarks, service marks, etc. in this publication does not imply, even in the absence of a specific statement, that such names are exempt from the relevant protective laws and regulations and therefore free for general use. The publisher, the authors and the editors are safe to assume that the advice and information in this book are believed to be true and accurate at the date of publication. Neither the publisher nor the authors or the editors give a warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein or for any errors or omissions that may have been made. Printed on acid-free paper Springer International Publishing AG Switzerland is part of Springer Science+Business Media (

5 To Violet Clarke, a friend of a lifetime. CL To parliamentarians and parliamentary officers dedicated to strengthening parliamentary democracy throughout the world. KC

6 Acknowledgments As editors we greatly appreciate the authors contributions to this book and the high degree of professionalism they demonstrated throughout our shared journey. This book has it genesis in an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant, which was co-funded by the ARC, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Australian Government Overseas Aid Program (AusAid). Without the support of these institutions it is unlikely that this edited collection would have been written. We thank each organization for their significant contributions but wish to make it clear that the opinions expressed here are those of the authors and in no way reflect the opinions of the ARC, IPU or AusAid. Edited collections rarely come together without the hard work of a research assistant. We were very fortunate in having Ms. Laura Donati assist us in various facets of the process, from research work to more technical formatting issues. We thank Laura most sincerely for her dedication, hard work and for her insightful comments. Working with her has been an absolute pleasure. Our sincere thanks to Springer DE and in particular to Dr. Johannes Glaeser who has been our contact from proposal submission to publication. He is the consummate professional and has helped to make the entire journey with Springer a most enjoyable experience. April 2015 Colleen Lewis Ken Coghill vii

7 Contents 1 Introduction Parliaments: More Professional than Ever... 1 Ken Coghill Part I Human Resource Perspective 2 The Career Development of Parliamentarians Ross Donohue 3 Adult Learning: From Learning Theory to Parliamentary Practice Peter Holland and Rachel Lenders Part II The State of Play: Where to From Here 4 The Value of Ethics Education for Parliamentarians Cristina Neesham 5 Learning to Be Learned Ken Coghill 6 Compulsory Professional Development for Members of Parliament Colleen Lewis Part III International Case Studies 7 Legislative Capacity Building: Pacific Case Studies Abel Kinyondo 8 A Solution in Search of a Problem? International Approaches to Training MPs Greg Power ix

8 x Contents 9 How to Be a Good MP? The Case of the German Bundestag Julia Schwanholz 10 Education and Training in China s National People s Congress Chien-min Chao and Chun-Chih Chang 11 Learning the Ropes: Training MPs in the United Kingdom Philip Norton Part IV Conclusion 12 Reform Required Colleen Lewis Index

9 List of Contributors Chun-Chih Chang Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan Chien-min Chao The Graduate Institute for Sun Yat-sen Thoughts and Mainland China Studies, The Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan Ken Coghill Department of Management, Monash Business School, Monash Ross Donohue Department of Management, Monash Business School, Monash Peter Holland Department of Management, Monash Business School, Monash Abel Kinyondo Department of Economics, University of Dar Es Salaam, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Rachel Lenders Department of Management, Monash Business School, Monash Colleen Lewis National Centre for Australian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Monash Cristina Neesham Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia Philip Norton University of Hull, Hull, UK Greg Power Global Partners Governance, London, UK Centre for Legislative Studies, University of Hull, Hull, UK Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC, USA Julia Schwanholz Department of Political Science, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany xi