Citizens’ deputy
(763 words)

1. Function

In the decades around 1800, citizens’ deputies and municipal councilors replaced councils (see also Committee, estates; Council [administrative]) as representatives of the urban bourgeoisie. While councils represented various estates of the realm such as craftsmen and merchants, citizens’ deputies reflected a new conception of participation, according to which it was primarily income, length of residence, and sometimes religious affili…

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Fahrmeir, Andreas, “Citizens’ deputy”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017898>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907



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