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 39 (1)

Promises of an impossible compromise: conceded constitutions in Europe, 1814–1906
vol. 39 (1): 1-10
Internationalization and democratization interconnected: the Swedish and Finnish parliaments debating membership in the League of Nations in 1920
vol. 39 (1): 11-31
A fateful weekend in 1921: at the crux of negotiations for an Anglo-Irish Treaty and an independent Irish parliament
vol. 39 (1): 32-46
German and British parliaments and conceptions of the global climate threat during the United Nation Earth Summit of 1992
vol. 39 (1): 47-63
‘This time it’s different’ – the European lead candidate procedure of 2014 and its historical background
vol. 39 (1): 64-79
The opposition Pakatan Rakyat in the twelfth Malaysian parliament, 2008–12, and parliamentary behaviour on the budget process
vol. 39 (1): 80-97
Inter-parliamentary relations in the United Kingdom: devolution’s undiscovered country?
vol. 39 (1): 98-112
Scottish parliamentary record scholarship in the devolution era
vol. 39 (1): 113-132
Early common petitions in the English parliament, c.1290–c.1420
vol. 39 (1): 133-134
Customary law in Hungary: courts, texts, and the Tripartitum
vol. 39 (1): 134-135
Acts of the Corporation of Coleraine, 1623–1669
vol. 39 (1): 136-137
Morpeth electoral correspondence 1766–1776
vol. 39 (1): 137-138
British and American foundings of parliamentary science, 1774–1901
vol. 39 (1): 138-140
Parties, agents and electoral culture in England, 1880–1910
vol. 39 (1): 140-141
An der Grenze von Demokratie und autoritärem Regime: charakteristische Merkmale der ungarischen Staatsorganisation in der Zwischenkriegszeit
vol. 39 (1): 141-142

Volume 38 (3)

Early modern political petitioning and public engagement in Scotland, Britain and Scandinavia, c. 1550–1795
vol. 38 (3): 271-278
From customary to constitutional right: the right to petition in Scotland before the 1707 Act of Union
vol. 38 (3): 279-292
Neither inside nor outside the corridors of power: prosaic petitioning and the royal burghs in early modern Scotland
vol. 38 (3): 293-306
Petitioning in early seventeenth-century Scotland, 1625–51
vol. 38 (3): 307-322
Petitioning in the Scottish church courts, 1638–1707
vol. 38 (3): 323-336