Rituals in Parliaments

Rituals in Parliaments Political, Anthropological, and Historical Perspectives on Europe and the United States

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By bringing together three different academic disciplines -- anthropology, political science and history -- and covering a variety of different parliamentary assemblies, both in Europe and in the United States, this book aims to offer a fresh approach to parliamentary studies. The authors assess the importance of ritual and symbolic communication in different parliamentary settings. The underlying question that each practitioner and scholar addresses is: Do parliamentary rituals really matter? Some of the contributors argue that legislative procedure is more telling of the role and reputation that a parliament has in a given society than its rituals and ceremonies. Others stress the relevance of these ritual expressions for conveying political sense and meaning to the public.

Book information

ISBN: 9780820465531
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
Imprint: Peter Lang Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 328.3
Language: English
Number of pages: 209
Weight: -1g