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Focusing on the 1820s and London’s daily newspapers, Vieira argues that transformations in accident reporting were part of a wider transition to a modern culture of danger and risk, but that their peculiarities demonstrate that this broader transition was neither as epochal nor as straightforward as risk society theory presumes. This chapter argues...
This chapter situates the emergence of a modern understanding of parliament within the context of, what historians call, the British World. It argues that a desire amongst British colonists to adopt Westminster-style parliaments in the colonies gave the issue of parliamentary inefficiency a transnational significance. The rapid population and econo...
The political impact of “social acceleration” has recently attracted much attention in sociology and political theory. The concept, however, has remained entirely unexplored in the discipline of history. Although numerous British historians have noted the prominent position of acceleration in the late-Victorian and Edwardian imagination, these obse...
“The Time of Politics and the Politics of Time: Exploring the Role of Temporality in British Constitutional Development during the Long Nineteenth Century,” studies the role of time in the development of Britain’s liberal democracy. Conceptually, it explores time both as a structure that the procedural framework of the British Parliament produced a...