The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions is pleased to announce a book colloquium on two books on parliamentarism published in the last year: Parliament the Mirror of the Nation: Representation, Deliberation, and Democracy in Victorian Britain by Gregory Conti (Princeton) and Parliamentarism from Burke to Weber by William Selinger (UCL). In their respective monographs, Conti and Selinger re-establish parliamentarism—the ideal of a free state governed by representative assembly—as a central concept in 19th century European politics and chart its significance for contemporary debates about diversity, liberalism, and representation in modern democratic societies.
Please join us on Friday, February 21, from 3-5pm at the Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT. Giulia Oskian, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale, and Noah Rosenblum, Program Affiliate Scholar at the NYU School of Law and Ph.D. Candidate at Columbia University, will offer comments before opening the discussion for an audience Q&A.
Pre-circulated introductions are available for download here, and additional excerpts are available from the event organizers upon request.