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.

Two issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 36 (1)

The Portuguese Cortes during the reign of Ferdinand I (1367–83): the context of the Hundred Years War (1337–1453)
vol. 36 (1): 1-13
Representing the periphery: Highland commissioners in the seventeenth-century Scottish Parliament, c.1612–1702
vol. 36 (1): 14-34
Political theology, orthodoxy and parliamentary sermons in Sweden, 1789–1866
vol. 36 (1): 35-53
Patriotism and neutrality. The Spanish Parliament and the Great War, 1914–18
vol. 36 (1): 54-70
Second chamber, ‘congress of ambassadors’ or federal presidency. Parliamentary and non-parliamentary aspects in the European Council's rules of procedure
vol. 36 (1): 71-89
Parlementer. Assemblées représentatives et échange politique en Europe occidentale à la fin du Moyen Âge
vol. 36 (1): 90-92
Die Erschaffung der landständischen Verfassung. Kreativität, Heuchelei und Repräsentation in Hessen (1509–1655)
vol. 36 (1): 92-94
De las urnas al hemiciclo. Elecciones y parlamentarismo en la Península Ibérica (1875–1926)
vol. 36 (1): 94-96
Quién fue quién en la Transición en Castilla-La Mancha (1977-1982) [Who Was Who in the Spanish (Castilla-La Mancha) Transition (1977–1982)]
vol. 36 (1): 96-98
The Scottish Question
vol. 36 (1): 99-100
Instructions for Authors
vol. 36 (1): 101-105
Commission Newsletter: April 2016 (includes membership ICHRPI/CIHAE)
vol. 36 (1): 106-113
The Emile Lousse Essay Prize 2016 competition
vol. 36 (1): 114-114

Volume 35 (2)

Editorial Board
vol. 35 (2): 0-0
Procedure, rules and meaning of political assemblies in Late Medieval Central Europe
vol. 35 (2): 153-170
Reichsverfassung und ständische Interessen: der Streit um das Verfahren auf dem Deputationstag von 1564. Neue Erkenntnisse aus der Aktenedition
vol. 35 (2): 171-185
‘Little tools of state formation’. The admission of nobles to imperial and territorial diets in Early Modern Germany
vol. 35 (2): 186-204
Between Austria and Prussia: clients and Partheyen at the permanent imperial diet, 1745–63
vol. 35 (2): 205-220
Niederlage und Verfassungswandel. Die Idee einer Nationalvertretung in Preußen 1807–15
vol. 35 (2): 221-236
Peasant Petitions: Social Relations and Economic Life on Landed Estates, 1600–1850
vol. 35 (2): 237-238