This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 755504).


Entangled Parliamentarisms: Constitutional Practices in Eurasia
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Entangled Parliamentarisms:
Constitutional Practices in Russia, Ukraine, China and Mongolia, 1905–2005

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The project “ENTPAR: Entangled Parliamentarisms: Constitutional Practices in Russia, Ukraine, China and Mongolia, 1905–2005,” sponsored by the European Research Council (ERC), addresses the entangled histories of deliberative decision making, political representation and constitutionalism on the territories of the former Russian and Qing Empires and focuses on the cases of Russia, Ukraine, China and Mongolia between 1905 and 2005. Employing the perspectives of the New Imperial History and Transcultural Studies, the project overcomes narrow state-centered approaches and takes advantage of multidisciplinary methodology crossing history and political science. The project traces parliamentary developments, the interactions among imperial and post-imperial intellectuals and their engagement in global discussions, shared imperial legacies, mutual borrowings and references, imperial and post-imperial political practices and translatability of concepts. It seeks to refute the stereotypes about inclinations towards democracy in particular national contexts by tracing relevant transnational practices and interactions and providing a nuanced political and intellectual history of parliamentarism. The team of five researchers (the PI, three PhD students and a post-doctoral researcher), discuss and develop five individual and three cooperative studies. The PI is writing an intellectual history of parliaments and quasi-parliamentary institutions in Russia and the Soviet Union. The three PhD students with relevant language skills focus on parliamentary developments in the Ukrainian, Chinese (including Hong Kong and Taiwan) and Mongolian contexts. The postdoctoral researcher explores the translatability of concepts between Russian, Chinese, Mongolian, Ukrainian and English. The three cooperative projects focus on traditional institutions of deliberative decision making in the aforementioned contexts; the Communist International and institutional exchange; and the role of parliaments in major political and social transformations.


Dr. Ivan Sablin

  • Principal Investigator

Dr. Jargal Badagarov

  • Postdoctoral Fellow

Irina Sodnomova, MPhil

  • PhD Candidate

Martin Dorn, MA

  • PhD Candidate 

Project Assistants

Paula Simon, BA

Visiting Fellows

Prof. Dr. Christopher Atwood

  • University of Pennsylvania

Maria Ukhvatova, MA

  • Saint Petersburg State University

Dr. Aimar Ventsel

  • University of Tartu


Lubomir Rachev, MA

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