CFP: Parliamentarianism and Representative Democracy in Crises of War, Revolution, and Collapse of Empires

The Centre for Historical Research at the National Research University
Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg as a member of EuParl.Net
is organizing a two-days workshop on "Parliamentarianism and
Representative Democracy in Crises of War, Revolution, and Collapse of
Empires". The workshop will take place in St. Petersburg on October 1-2,
2018.
The Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg will provide visa
support. 

The suggested topics are:
- Parliamentarianism in Eastern Europe: a catching mode of development?
- Politcal representation and political parties in the context of
imperial diversity
- World War I and processes of democratization of 'Western' democracy
- Parliamentary practices and violence of mass politics and civil war
- Elections in the time of World War I
- Nationalism and the question of political representation
- Visions of political representation and political rights in federalist
and autonomist political projects
- The radical challenge of Soviet power to the concept of bourgeois
democracy
- Constituent assemblies and constitution-making in times of revolution
and collapse of empires
- Parliaments in newly independent states of interwar Europe
- Women suffrage in arc of crisis of mass politics and inter-war
democracies
- The symbolic dimension of parliamentarianism and political
representation: architecture, visual history, fiction

Deadline for submission of paper proposals: August 5, 2018
Please limit your paper proposal to max. 300 words.
Submissions should be sent to: centerhistoricalresearch@hse.ru
We will inform you on the selection decision by August 10, 2018.

We are looking forward to your submission!

https://www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-37705?language=en