Parliament and Parliamentarism: A Comparative History of a European Concept (European Conceptual History)

Parliament and Parliamentarism: A Comparative History of a European Concept (European Conceptual History)

By: Pasi Ihalainen (editor), Kari Palonen (editor), Cornelia Ilie (editor)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Pasi Ihalainen is Professor of Comparative European History at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. His authored and co-edited books include Protestant Nations Redefined (2005), Agents of the People: Democracy and Popular Sovereignty in British and Swedish Parliamentary and Public Debates, 1734-1800 (2010), Scandinavia in the Age of Revolution: Nordic Political Cultures, 1740-1820 (2011), and Language Policies in Finland and Sweden: Interdisciplinary and Multi-sited Comparisons (2014). He is a board member of the research network Cornelia Ilie is Professor of Business Communication at Zayed University, UAE, and was previously based at Malmo University, Sweden. She has published extensively on political, media, and academic discourses, rhetoric, and argumentation, including European Parliaments under Scrutiny: Discourse Strategies and Interaction Practices (2010), Evolving Genres in Web-mediated Communication (2012), and International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction (2015). She is the president of ESTIDIA the European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue and a consultation board member of IPrA (International Pragmatics Association). Kari Palonen is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, and the editor-in-chief of the journal Redescriptions (Manchester University Press). Recent monographs include "Objektivitat" als faires Spiel: Wissenschaft als Politik bei Max Weber (2010), Rhetorik des Unbeliebten: Lobreden auf Politiker im Zeitalter der Demokratie (2012), Politics and Conceptual Histories (2014), and The Politics of Parliamentary Procedure: The Formation of the Westminster Procedure as a Parliamentary Ideal Type (2014).


Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Introduction: Parliament as a Conceptual Nexus Pasi Ihalainen, Cornelia Ilie and Kari Palonen PART I: THE CONCEPTUAL HISTORY OF PARLIAMENTS Chapter 1. European Parliamentary Experiences from a Conceptual Historical Perspective Pasi Ihalainen Chapter 2. Key Concepts for Parliament in Britain (1640-1800) Paul Seaward and Pasi Ihalainen Chapter 3. Discussing the First Age of French Parliamentarism (1789-1914) Jean Garrigues and Eric Anceau Chapter 4. From Monarchical Constitutionalism to a Parliamentary Republic: Concepts of Parliamentarism in Germany since 1818 Andreas Biefang and Andreas Schulz Chapter 5. Passion and Reason: Modern Parliaments in the Low Countries Marnix Beyen and Henk te Velde Chapter 6. The Formation of Parliamentarism in the Nordic Countries from the Napoleonic Wars to the First World War Uffe Jakobsen and Jussi Kurunmaki Chapter 7. The Conceptual History of the Russian State Duma Irene Herrmann PART II: THE DISCOURSE AND RHETORIC OF MODERN PARLIAMENTS Chapter 8. Parliamentary Discourse and Deliberative Rhetoric Cornelia Ilie Chapter 9. Rhetoric, Parliament and the Monarchy in Pre-revolutionary England Markku Peltonen Chapter 10. French Parliamentary Discourse, 1789-1914 Thomas Bouchet Chapter 11. German Parliamentary Discourse since 1848 from a Linguistic Point of View Armin Burkhardt Chapter 12. Central and Eastern European Parliamentary Rhetoric since the Nineteenth Century: the Case of Romania and Poland Cornelia Ilie and Cezar Ornatowski PART III: PARLIAMENT AND PARLIAMENTARISM IN POLITICAL THEORY Chapter 13. Political Theories of Parliamentarism Kari Palonen Chapter 14. Thinking of Politics in a Parliamentary Manner: Perspectives on the Conceptual History of Parliamentarism Kari Palonen Chapter 15. Theories of Representative Government and Parliamentarism in Italy from the 1840s to the 1920s David Ragazzoni and Nadia Urbinati Chapter 16. Parliamentarism and Democracy in German Political Theory since 1848 Dirk Jorke and Marcus Llanque Chapter 17. Parliamentarism in Spanish Politics in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: from Constitutional Liberalism to Democratic Parliamentarism Jose Maria Rosales Chapter 18. Towards a Political Theory of EU Parliamentarism Teija Tiilikainen and Claudia Wiesner Epilogue: Some Challenges to Parliamentarism Kari Palonen Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781785337567
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  • Number Of Pages: 340
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