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„Vocea“ națiunii. Politicã și reprezentare în Parlamentul român (1866-1871)
The ”Voice” of the Nation. Politics and Representation in the Romanian Parliament – 1866-1871

Author(s): Silvia Marton
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti

Summary/Abstract: The article examines a few episodes during the 1866-1871 legislatures of the Romanian Parliament. The debate on the annual budget for 1867 represents a good opportunity for the members of the Parliament to define politics as a matter of opinion, with negative connotations, in opposition to the face-value and clearness represented by the mathematical percentages and figures. The latter ought to guide, in their opinion, good governance, which does not belong to the realm of politics. According to such a mental scheme, the members of both Chambers of the Parliament appear to be convinced that majoritarian politics and the fragmentation of the political parties must be utterly rejected in order to adequately realize representation. The difficulty of the Romanian members of the Parliament to define politics influences their difficulty to define their own role, namely the nature of political representation.

  • Issue Year: 6/2006
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 563-575
  • Page Count: 1
  • Language: Romanian