Knowledge and Power: The Parliamentary Representation of Universities in Britain and the Empire

Knowledge and Power: The Parliamentary Representation of Universities in Britain and the Empire

by Joseph S. Meisel
     
 

Knowledge and Power: The Parliamentary Representation of Universities and the Empire presents the first comprehensive account of how universities held seats in Britain's Parliament between the 17th and 20th centuries and how the idea of university representation spread throughout the British Empire.

  • Represents the first systematic study of a

Overview

Knowledge and Power: The Parliamentary Representation of Universities and the Empire presents the first comprehensive account of how universities held seats in Britain's Parliament between the 17th and 20th centuries and how the idea of university representation spread throughout the British Empire.

  • Represents the first systematic study of a significant but largely neglected institution which was part of the British constitution for 350 years
  • Sheds new light on the uneven and paradoxical processes of British political modernization
  • Features a detailed case study of the trans-imperial dissemination and adaptation of British constitutional ideas and practices
  • Supplemented with detailed appendices on the representation of universities in Britain, Ireland, America, and India

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“While forms of textual remediation remain beyond the scope of her study, Bernstein offers brilliant new readings that should have a powerful impact on studies of Victorian women’s literary history and prompts us to reconsider old materials and spaces in light of the new archival turn.” (Knowledge & Power, Autumn 2014)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444350203
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Series:
Parliamentary History Book Series, #7
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph S. Meisel is the Deputy Provost at Brown University. He was previously a program officer for the humanities at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He is author of Public Speech and the Culture of Public Life in the Age of Gladstone (2001) and co-author of the forthcoming Harry Furniss –‘The Humours of Parliament’: A View of Late Victorian Political Culture.

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