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.
|Title of host publication||Reforming Senates|
|Subtitle of host publication||Upper Legislative Houses in North Atlantic Small Powers 1800-present|
|Editors||Wybren Verstegen, Nikolaj Bijleveld, Colin Grittner, David Smith|
|Place of Publication||London New York|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Oct 2019|
|Name||Routledge Studies in Modern History|