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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 editorsPalonen, Kari

Parent publicationRethinking Politicisation in Politics, Sociology and International Relations

Parent publication editorsWiesner, Claudia



Publication year2021

Pages range63-85

Number of pages in the book281

PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Place of PublicationCham

Publication countrySwitzerland

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

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.

KeywordsparliamentarismpoliticsEU policypoliticisationrhetoric

Free keywordsBagehot, 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 Year2021

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