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05 August 2015

BOOK: Pasi ILAHAINEN, Cornelia ILLIE and Kari PALONEN (eds.), Parliament and Parliamentarism. A Comparative History of a European Concept. New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015. 328 p. ISBN ISBN 978-1-78238-954-5. USD 110


(image the Treaty of Paris tabled in the House of Commons, 6 Jun 1814; source: Pastnow.wordpress.com)




Berghahn Books announces the forthcoming publication of Parliament and Parliamentarism. A Comparative History of a European Concept, a collective work edited by Pasi Ilahainen (Jyväskylä), Cornelia Illie (Zayed) and Kari Palonen (Jyväskylä).

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.

Table of contents:
Acknowledgments
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 Kurunmäki
Chapter 7. The Conceptual History of the Russian State Duma
Irène 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 Jörke and Marcus Llanque
Chapter 17. Parliamentarism in Spanish Politics in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: from Constitutional Liberalism to Democratic Parliamentarism
José María 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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