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Parliamentarisation as Politicisation (2021)

Palonen, K. (2021). Parliamentarisation as Politicisation. In C. Wiesner (Ed.), Rethinking Politicisation in Politics, Sociology and International Relations (pp. 63-85). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-54545-1_4

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All authors or editors: Palonen, Kari

Parent publication: Rethinking Politicisation in Politics, Sociology and International Relations

Parent publication editors: Wiesner, Claudia

ISBN: 978-3-030-54544-4

eISBN: 978-3-030-54545-1

Publication year: 2021

Pages range: 63-85

Number of pages in the book: 281

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-54545-1_4

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73736


Understanding politics as a contingent and controversial activity, politicisation refers to those activities that create or make visible the political quality in the phenomena in question. Parliamentarisation is a distinct strategy of politicisation. In this chapter, parliament refers to a certain procedural and institutional ideal type of acting politically. The parliamentary way of politicising acting and thinking forms a Gedankenbild, a mental image. It is an ideal type that one-sidedly accentuates and intensifies the political way of thinking. The parliamentary way of proceeding politically transcends the given polity: ‘parliament’ is not primarily a parliament ‘of’ a unit, such as the nation state, but concerns any polity level, from city councils to the worldwide institutions. The chapter discusses different analytically and historically relevant dimensions of parliamentary politicisation.

Keywords: parliamentarism; politics; EU policy; politicisation; rhetoric

Free keywords: Bagehot, Walter; common assembly of European coal and steel community; contingency; controversy; European parliamentary assembly; European communities; European union; Europeanisation; parliament; parliamentarisation; parliamentary freedom; parliamentary government; parliamentary procedure; parliamentary rhetoric; parliamentary time; politicisation; politics; Rome treaty; Skinner, Quentin; Weber, Max

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Reporting Year: 2021

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