Perfecting Parliament Location Roetersstraat 11, E building, room 1.50
|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.