Haapala, Taru

Post-doctoral Researcher | Political Science

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I am a postdoctoral researcher funded by Kone Foundation (2013). I was awarded a PhD degree at University of Jyväskylä in 2012. The focus of my dissertation is on nineteenth-century British parliamentary practices and how they were reflected in the wider political culture of the time. The study (“That in the opinion of this House”: The parliamentary culture of debate in the nineteenth-century Cambridge and Oxford Union Societies) concentrates on British debating societies, especially the Union Societies established at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. I analyse the ways they adopted parliamentary practices and contemporary political ideas. My research interests include parliamentary politics, conceptual history, rhetoric and history of political thought.


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