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Perfecting Parliament Location Roetersstraat 11, E building, room 1.50

Event details of Faculty Seminar with Roger Congleton, 19 May 2008
Date 19 May 2008
Time 12:00 -13:00


Perfecting Parliament is a book manuscript that (i) models constitutional reform within constitutional monarchies, and tests the theories using a combination of (ii) historical narratives and (iii) quantitative evidence. Chapter 19 provides quantitative evidence and statistical tests to assess further the explanatory power of the model of nineteenth-century European constitutional reform developed in part I. The results broadly support the main hypotheses: (a) that democratic governance arose gradually through a series of parliamentary and electoral reforms and (b) that constitutional and economic liberalization were interdependent phenomena during the nineteenth century.