New PDF release: Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament (Library of Legislative

By Shirin M. Rai

Ceremony and formality in Parliament breaks new flooring within the research of legislatures. It combines mainstream old and social technology methods with cultural concept to think about how parliamentary ritual is constructed through rite, area and socialisation. the focal point is at the marginalised teams specifically girls and individuals of ethnic minorities who search inclusion as representatives in democratic legislatures.

This book assesses facets of the function that rite and formality in legislatures play, specifically yet now not completely, of their gendered and racialised dimensions. inside of this large body, it considers the effect of area, identification, ritual and/or rite at the institutional kind of parliament, how energy is formed inside of it, how the behaviour of individuals is facilitated, restricted and formed, how energy and rituals have interaction to and the way they impinge upon the relationships among consultant associations and electorate. Contributions are theoretical and empirical, comparative or single-country experiences of nationwide or sub-national legislatures. they've got interdisciplinary, historic, or postcolonial views that give a contribution to this rising box within the learn of parliaments.

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

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