Agents of the People

Democracy and Popular Sovereignty in British and Swedish Parliamentary and Public Debates, 1734–1800


Analysing parliamentary references to the people, this book provides a more nuanced interpretation of eighteenth-century re-evaluations of democracy. It shows how interaction between parliamentarians and the public sphere in different political cultures produced more modern conceptions of the legitimacy of political power.
  • BRILL; March 2010
  • ISBN 9789004183940
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  • Title: Agents of the People
  • Author: Pasi Ihalainen
  • Imprint: BRILL