Reforming Senates: Upper Legislative Houses in North Atlantic Small Powers 1800-present

Bijleveld, N. H. (ed.), Grittner, C. (ed.), Smith, D. E. (ed.) & Verstegen, W. (ed.), 2019, Abingdon-New York: Routledge. 287 p. (Routledge Studies in Modern History)

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  • N.H. Bijleveld (Editor)
  • Colin Grittner (Editor)
  • David E. Smith (Editor)
  • Wybren Verstegen (Editor)
This new study of senates in small powers across the North Atlantic shows that the establishment and the reform of these upper legislative houses have followed remarkably parallel trajectories. Senate reforms emerged in the wake of deep political crises within the North Atlantic world and were influenced by the comparatively weak positions of small powers. Reformers responded to crises and constantly looked beyond borders and oceans for inspiration to keep their senates relevant.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon-New York
Number of pages287
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-429-32311-9
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-33968-5
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Modern History

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