Parliaments, Estates and Representation

Parliaments, Estates & Representation - Parlements, Etats et Representation is the journal of the International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions (ICHRPI) - Commission internationale pour l'histoire des Assemblees d'Etats (CIHAE). The aims of the journal, as of the Commission, are to promote research into the origin, growth and development of representative and parliamentary institutions throughout the world in all periods. In particular, it encourages the study of the development of representative institutions in a wide and comparative way. It facilitates the international exchange of bibliographical information. It is concerned with the political theory and institutional practice of representation as well as with the internal organization, political culture and the social and political background to parliaments and assemblies of estates. Representative urban institutions and international parliamentary organizations also fall within its remit. The journal publishes scholarly articles covering the whole spectrum of the history of representative institutions up to the present day. The journal welcomes all contributions which fall within its field of interest, including papers presented at conferences of the ICHRPI. Articles may be submitted in English, French or German.

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Latest articles

Parliamentary reform at Westminster
The form of parliamentary government and ‘perfect’ bicameralism in the Italian constitutional system: at the beginning of the Italian constituents’ choices (1946–47)
Versailles und die Folgen. Außenpolitik zwischen Revisionismus und Verständigung 1919–1933
Monarchy, Religion and the State: Civil Religion in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and the Commonwealth
The issue of the secret ballot in the Cambridge and Oxford Union Societies, c.1830–72: an extension of the nineteenth-century parliamentary culture of debate
By-elections in British Politics, 1832–1914

Volume 34 (2)

Editorial Board
vol. 34 (2): 0-0
The early stages of a parliamentary monarchy in Aragonese Sicily: Curia generalis and Rex Trinacriae during the reign of Frederick III (1296–1321)
vol. 34 (2): 133-150
‘Royal supremacy restored?’ Scottish parliamentary independence in the Restoration era, 1660–88
vol. 34 (2): 151-166
Catholics in the Irish Parliament: Daniel O'Connell and his influence in Italy
vol. 34 (2): 167-181
Great Britain and the Norwegian constitution of 1814
vol. 34 (2): 182-202
Ein Parlament für den Deutschen Bund? Zur Frage einer gesamtdeutschen Nationalvertretung in den Jahren 1851 bis 1866
vol. 34 (2): 203-215
From the Hague Congress to the Council of Europe: hopes, achievements and disappointments in the parliamentary way to European integration (1948–51)
vol. 34 (2): 216-227
Standing orders in the New Zealand House of Representatives
vol. 34 (2): 228-243
Faction Displayed: Reconsidering the Impeachment of Dr Henry Sacheverell; The State Trial of Doctor Henry Sacheverell
vol. 34 (2): 244-247
Las Cortes de Cádiz y la Historia Parlamentaria/The Cortes of Cadiz and Parliamentary History
vol. 34 (2): 247-249
Ricordo di Antonio Marongiu. Giornata di studio – Roma, 16 Giugno 2009
vol. 34 (2): 249-250
Ottomans into Europeans: State and Institution Building in South-East Europe
vol. 34 (2): 250-252
Der Vorläufige Reichswirtschaftsrat 1920 bis 1933/1934. Eine Dokumentation unter Einschluss des Wirtschaftsbeirats des Reichspräsidenten 1931 und des Generalrats der Wirtschaft 1933
vol. 34 (2): 253-255
Parlamentarische Kulturen vom Mittelalter bis in die Moderne. Reden – Räume – Bilder
vol. 34 (2): 255-257