Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament (Library of Legislative by Shirin M. Rai

By Shirin M. Rai

Ceremony and formality in Parliament breaks new floor within the research of legislatures. It combines mainstream old and social technological know-how ways with cultural conception to contemplate how parliamentary ritual is constructed through rite, area and socialisation. the point of interest is at the marginalised teams particularly ladies and contributors of ethnic minorities who search inclusion as representatives in democratic legislatures.


This book assesses facets of the position that rite and formality in legislatures play, specially yet no longer solely, of their gendered and racialised dimensions. inside this large body, it considers the influence of house, identification, ritual and/or rite at the institutional type of parliament, how strength is formed inside it, how the behaviour of participants is facilitated, restricted and formed, how energy and rituals engage to and the way they impinge upon the relationships among consultant associations and electorate. Contributions are theoretical and empirical, comparative or single-country stories of nationwide or sub-national legislatures. they've got interdisciplinary, ancient, or postcolonial views that give a contribution to this rising box within the research of parliaments.


This publication was once formerly released as a unique factor of the Journal of Legislative Studies.

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