Parliamentarism: From Burke to Weber

Parliamentarism: From Burke to Weber

For eighteenth- and nineteenth-century authors such as Burke, Constant, and Mill, a powerful representative assembly that freely deliberated and controlled the executive was the dening institution of a liberal state. Yet these gures also feared that representative assemblies were susceptible to usurpation, gridlock, and corruption. Parliamentarism was their answer to this dilemma: a constitutional model … Read more