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Title:
Parliaments and parliamentarism : a comparative history of a European concept
Author:
Ihalainen, Pasi, editor.
ISBN:
9781785337567

9781782389545
Physical Description:
xi, 327 pages ; 24 cm
Series:
European conceptual history.
General Note:
Firs paperback edition in 2018.
Contents:
European Parliamentary Experiences from a Conceptual Historical Perspective -- Key Concepts for Parliament in Britain (1640--1800) -- Discussing the First Age of French Parliamentarism (1789--1914) -- From Monarchical Constitutionalism to a Parliamentary Republic: Concepts of Parliamentarism in Germany since 1818 -- Passion and Reason: Modern Parliaments in the Low Countries -- The Formation of Parliamentarism in the Nordic Countries from the Napoleonic Wars to the First World War -- The Conceptual History of the Russian State Duma -- Parliamentary Discourse and Deliberative Rhetoric -- Rhetoric, Parliament and the Monarchy in Pre-revolutionary England -- French Parliamentary Discourse, 1789--1914 -- German Parliamentary Discourse since 1848 from a Linguistic Point of View -- Central and Eastern European Parliamentary Rhetoric since the Nineteenth Century: the Case of Romania and Poland -- Political Theories of Parliamentarism -- Thinking of Politics in a Parliamentary Manner: Perspectives on the Conceptual History of Parliamentarism -- Theories of Representative Government and Parliamentarism in Italy from the 1840s to the 1920s -- Parliamentarism and Democracy in German Political Theory since 1848 -- Parliamentarism in Spanish Politics in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: from Constitutional Liberalism to Democratic Parliamentarism -- Towards a Political Theory of EU Parliamentarism -- Some Challenges to Parliamentarism.
Abstract:
Parliamentary theory, practices, discourses and institutions constitute a distinctively European contribution to modern politics. Taking a broad historical perspective, this cross-disciplinary, innovative and rigorous collection locates the essence of parliamentarism in four key aspects - deliberation, representation, responsibility and sovereignty - and explores the different ways in which they have been contested, reshaped and implemented in a series of representative national and regional case studies. As one of the first comparative studies in conceptual history, this volume focuses on debates about the nature of parliament and parliamentarism within and across different European countries, representative institutions and genres of political discourse. -- Back cover.
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Parliamentary theory, practices, discourses, and institutions constitute a distinctively European contribution to modern politics. Taking a broad historical perspective, this cross-disciplinary, innovative, and rigorous collection locates the essence of parliamentarism in four key aspects--deliberation, representation, responsibility, and sovereignty--and explores the different ways in which they have been contested, reshaped, and implemented in a series of representative national and regional case studies. As one of the first comparative studies in conceptual history, this volume focuses on debates about the nature of parliament and parliamentarism within and across different European countries, representative institutions, and genres of political discourse.