• Planting Parliaments in Eurasia, 1850–1950: Concepts, Practices, and Mythologies

    Contributor(s):
    Jargal Badagarov, Martin Dorn, Bruce Grover, Yuri Kono, Kuzma V. Kukushkin, Ellinor Morack, Oleksandr Polianichev, Henrike Rudolph, Irina Sodnomova, Olga Velikanova
    Editor(s):
    Egas Moniz Bandeira, Ivan Sablin (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    ASEEES Convention, Soviet and Russian history and culture, Ukrainian Studies
    Subject(s):
    History, East Asian history, Russian history, Ottoman Empire, Political history, China, Russia, Japan
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    Turkey, USSR
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/hqcb-5q43
    Abstract:
    Parliaments are often seen as Western European and North American institutions and their establishment in other parts of the world as a derivative and mostly defective process. This book challenges such Eurocentric visions by retracing the evolution of modern institutions of collective decision-making in Eurasia. Breaching the divide between different area studies, the book provides nine case studies covering the area between the eastern edge of Asia and Eastern Europe, including the former Russian, Ottoman, Qing, and Japanese Empires as well as their successor states. In particular, it explores the appeals to concepts of parliamentarism, deliberative decision-making, and constitutionalism; historical practices related to parliamentarism; and political mythologies across Eurasia. It focuses on the historical and “reestablished” institutions of decision-making, which consciously hark back to indigenous traditions and adapt them to the changing circumstances in imperial and postimperial contexts. Thereby, the book explains how representative institutions were needed for the establishment of modernized empires or postimperial states but at the same time offered a connection to the past.
    Notes:
    This volume was prepared as part of the project “ENTPAR: Entangled Parliamentarisms: Constitutional Practices in Russia, Ukraine, China and Mongolia, 1905–2005,” which received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant agreement no. 755504).
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