The Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism and the History of Parliament Trust: a British Academy Conference
|Conference:||Professor John Breuilly, London School of Economics and Political Science; Professor Dieter Gosewinkel, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung; Professor Stefanie Schüler Springorum, Technische Universität Berlin; Professor Maud Mandel, Brown University|
|Date:||May. 13 - 14, 2014|
|Venue:||The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH.|
|Academic Conference:||Please register your interest www.britac.ac.uk/events/2014/Parliaments_and_Minorities.cfm|
From the revolutions of 1848 to the beginning of the Cold War, nationalist and minority movements within the complex ethnic map of Europe have interacted with democratic political forces, stretching the various rules and conventions of parliamentary systems – historically created by the aristocratic elite – to breaking point. This conference will explore the rise and impact of nationalism on parliaments and political organisation. It will also examine the collective experience of a continent in how to resolve, or fail to resolve, cultural oppositions through institutional means.