Title

Parliament and parliamentarism: A comparative history of a European concept

Document Type

Book

Source of Publication

Parliament and Parliamentarism: A Comparative History of a European Concept

Publication Date

1-15-2016

Abstract

© 2016 Pasi Ihalainen, Cornelia Ilie and Kari Palonen. All rights reserved. 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.

ISBN

9781782389552

Publisher

Berghahn Books

First Page

1

Last Page

327

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Scopus ID

84967430732

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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