Parliament and Locality : 1660-1939
Scholars have long recognised the important role parliament played in negotiating the boundaries between centre and locality. This collection of essays explores this relationship from many viewpoints from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. Issues covered include theories of representation, the work of MPs on behalf of their local communities, constituency knowledge of parliamentary proceedings, the role of the house of lords, the nature of legislation, changes in the electorate and the dynamic relationship between national and local politics. Drawing on a wide range of case studies and a variety of archival sources, these essays add a good deal to our understanding of this key aspect of English parliamentary history.
- Paperback | 146 pages
- 177 x 249 x 24mm | 330g
- 01 Aug 1998
- EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The editor is to be commended for creating this volume, which will be very useful to all concerned with early imperial history. -- Peter D Thomas, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. The editor is to be commended for creating this volume, which will be very useful to all concerned with early imperial history.