The Springs of Democracy — National and Transnational Debates on Constitutional Reform in the British, German, Swedish and Finnish Parliaments, 1917-1919

Ihalainen, Pasi
Nimeke: The Springs of Democracy — National and Transnational Debates on Constitutional Reform in the British, German, Swedish and Finnish Parliaments, 1917-1919
Tekijät: Ihalainen, Pasi (Kirjoittaja)
Tuotetunnus: 9789522229182
Tuotemuoto: Pehmeäkantinen kirja
Saatavuus: Toimitusaika 7-14 arkipäivää
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Kust. tuotetunnus: 1296283
Kustantaja: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Sarja: Studia Fennica Historica 24
Painos: 2017
Julkaisuvuosi: 2017
Kieli: englanti
Sivumäärä: 586
Tuoteryhmät: Historia
Studia Fennica Historica
Kirjastoluokka: 91.8 Uusin aika
Kansalliskirjaston asiasanat: parlamentarismi, demokratia, kansainvälinen vertailu, poliittiset järjestelmät, uudistukset, julkinen keskustelu, Suomi, Ruotsi, Iso-Britannia, Saksa
Avainsanat: Democrary, Parlamentarism, Political History
During the First World War, conflicts between the people's sacrifices and their political participation led to crises of parliamentary legitimacy. This volume compares British, German, Swedish and Finnish debates on revolution, rule by the people, democracy and parliamentarism and their transnational links.

The British reform, although more about winning the war than advancing democracy, restored parliamentary legitimacy, unlike in Germany, where Allied demands for democratisation made reform appear treasonous and fostered native German solutions. Sweden only adopted Western political models after major confrontations, but reforms saw it embark on its path to Social Democracy.

In Finland, competing Russian revolutionary discourses and German- and Swedish-inspired appeals to legality brought about the deterioration of parliamentary legitimacy and a civil war. Only a republican compromise imposed by the Entente, following a royalist initiative in 1918, led to the construction of a viable polity.


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