Palgrave Studies in Political History

The Ideal of Parliament in Europe since 1800

Editors: Aerts, R., van Baalen, C., te Velde, H., van der Steen, M., Recker, M.-L. (Eds.)

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  • Explores the evolution of the ideal of parliamentary representation and government in Europe from the beginning of the nineteenth century
  • Chapters cover a broad range of countries, extending beyond the usual focus on Western Europe to include Central, Eastern and Southern Europe
  • Charts the transnational exchange of parliamentary ideals and models throughout Europe
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This edited collection explores the perceptions and memories of parliamentarianism across Europe, examining the complex ideal of parliament since 1800. Parliament has become the key institution in modern democracy, and the chapters present the evolution of the ideal of parliamentary representation and government, and discuss the reception and value of parliament as an institution. It is considered both as a guiding concept, a Leitidee, as well as an ideal, an Idealtypus. The volume is split into three sections. The establishment of parliament in the nineteenth century and the transfer of parliamentary ideals, models and practices are described in the first section, based on the British and French models. The second part explores how the high expectations of parliamentary democracy in newly-established states after the First World War gradually started to subside into dissatisfaction. Finally, the last section attests to its resilience after the Second World War, demonstrating the strength of the ideal of parliament and its power to incorporate criticism. Examining the history of parliament through concepts and ideals, this book traces a transnational, European exchange of models, routines and discourse.  


About the authors

Remieg Aerts is Professor of Dutch History at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Carla van Baalen is Professor of Parliamentary History at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Henk te Velde is Professor of Dutch History at Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Margit van der Steen is Managing Director of the Netherlands Research School Political History at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Marie-Luise Recker is Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • The Ideal of Parliament in Europe Since 1800: Introduction

    Pages 1-22

    Aerts, Remieg (et al.)

  • Between National Character and an International Model: Parliaments in the Nineteenth Century

    Pages 25-40

    te Velde, Henk

  • Parliamentary Government in Southern Europe? The Model of the Cádiz Cortes and the Ideal of the Moderate Monarchy

    Pages 41-59

    Späth, Jens

  • The Men of 1830: Remembering the National Congress in the Belgian House of Representatives, 1844–1930

    Pages 61-76

    Beyen, Marnix

  • New Models and Old Traditions: Debates on Parliamentarism in Hungary After the Austro-Hungarian Settlement of 1867

    Pages 77-94

    Cieger, András

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ideal of Parliament in Europe since 1800
Editors
  • Remieg Aerts
  • Carla van Baalen
  • Henk te Velde
  • Margit van der Steen
  • Marie-Luise Recker
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Political History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27705-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27705-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27704-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 279
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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