Parliamentary Thinking: Procedure, Rhetoric and Time

Parliamentary Thinking: Procedure, Rhetoric and Time

by Kari Palonen

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ISBN-13: 9783319905327
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/06/2018
Series: Rhetoric, Politics and Society
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kari Palonen is Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. His main research interests include: the concept of politics, Max Weber studies, conceptual history and parliamentary politics. Among his recent publications are A Political Style of Thinking: Essays on Max Weber (2017) and Debates, Rhetoric and Political Action (2017, with Claudia Wiesner and Taru Haapala). He is also editor-in-chief of the journal Redescriptions.

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“Kari Palonen is a preeminent scholar of parliamentary debates and disputations, and in this major study brings his considerable analytical and historical skills to unpack a set of highly salient practices at the heart of modern democracies. Palonen ingeniously draws together approaches from three areas: political theory, with an emphasis on dissensus and contestation; rhetorical studies that illuminate the role of debating styles in forming the regulative cultures of parliaments; and conceptual history, with its sensitivity to time as a major constraining factor in parliamentary life. The resulting confluence reinvigorates all three domains.” (Michael Freeden, Emeritus Professor of Politics, Oxford University, UK)

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