Reforming senates in the post-revolutionary North Atlantic world: an introduction

S.W. Verstegen, Nikolaj Bijleveld

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review


The introduction shows that the establishment and the reform of these upper legislative houses have followed remarkably parallel trajectories. Senate reforms emerged in the wake of deep political crises within the North Atlantic world and were influenced by the comparatively weak positions of small powers. Reformers responded to crises and constantly looked beyond borders and oceans for inspiration to keep their senates relevant.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReforming Senates
Subtitle of host publicationUpper Legislative Houses in North Atlantic Small Powers 1800-present
EditorsWybren Verstegen, Nikolaj Bijleveld, Colin Grittner, David Smith
Place of PublicationLondon New York
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780429323119
ISBN (Print)9780367339685
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Modern History


  • Senate


Dive into the research topics of 'Reforming senates in the post-revolutionary North Atlantic world: an introduction'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this