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 34 (1)

Scottish involvement in the Swedish Riksdag of the seventeenth century: the period from Parliamentarianism to Absolutism, c.1632–1700
vol. 34 (1): 1-21
Contesting and upholding the rights of the Irish Parliament in 1698: the arguments of William Molyneux and Simon Clement
vol. 34 (1): 22-39
‘Fonder la République’. The French National Convention and the revolutionary government (1793–94)
vol. 34 (1): 40-54
Parliaments and popular law-making: the German and Estonian experience in the interwar years
vol. 34 (1): 55-75
Parliament and nation-building: Max Weber and the German state
vol. 34 (1): 76-94
A historical study of gender and representation in the Regional Council of Sardinia (1949–2013)
vol. 34 (1): 95-113
In Our Name: The Ethics of Democracy
vol. 34 (1): 114-115
William Gladstone: New Studies and Perspectives
vol. 34 (1): 115-117
Making Sense of Constitutional Monarchism in Post-Napoleonic France and Germany
vol. 34 (1): 117-119
La Classe Dirigent Catalana. Els Membres de la Conferencia dels Tres Comuns I del Brac Militar (1697–1714)
vol. 34 (1): 119-121
Lorella Cedroni (1961-2013)
vol. 34 (1): 122-122
Instructions for Authors
vol. 34 (1): 123-127
vol. 34 (1): 128-130
The Emile Lousse Essay Prize 2014 competition
vol. 34 (1): 131-131

Volume 33 (2)

Editorial Board
vol. 33 (2): 0-0
James VII as unionist and nationalist: a monarch's view of the Scottish Parliament as revealed through his writings
vol. 33 (2): 101-119
Scottish Presbyterian networks in Ulster and the Irish House of Commons, 1692–1714
vol. 33 (2): 120-139
Prorogation and partisanship in Tasmania and South Australia
vol. 33 (2): 140-155
Establishment of state religion and requirements for public office
vol. 33 (2): 156-185
Parliamentary decision making and foreign policy: Sweden's participation in international armed missions and the crucial role of the Riksdag
vol. 33 (2): 186-201