Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

British And Swedish Parliamentary Debates In A Comparative Study Of Political Vocabularies

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Historians have traditionally used the records of eighteenth-century parliamentary and estate debates to write the political history of the respective states and representative institutions. This chapter focuses on British and Swedish parliamentary debates in a comparative study of political vocabularies. It proposes an examination of both the new political vocabulary created by parliamentary procedures and speaking and the older political vocabulary used with traditional and new meanings in connection with parliamentary debates. The latter vocabulary includes the concepts of popular sovereignty, democracy and representation.

Keywords: democracy; eighteenth-century British Parliament; eighteenth-century parliamentary debates; eighteenth-century Swedish sources; parliamentary representation; political vocabularies; popular sovereignty



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Agents of the People — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation