Democracy in Practice

Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament

Editors: Rai, S., Johnson, R. (Eds.)

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This collection makes a compelling case for the importance of studying ceremony and ritual in deepening our understanding of modern democratic parliaments. It reveals through rich case studies that modes of behaviour, the negotiation of political and physical spaces and the creation of specific institutional cultures, underpin democracy in practice

About the authors

Faith Armitage, University of Manchester, UK Bairavee Balasubramaniam, University of Warwick, UK Sarah Childs, University of Bristol, UK Emma CreweUniversity of Hertfordshire, UK Victoria Hasson's, the Democratic Alliance, South Africa Joni Lovenduski, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK Nirmal Puwar, Goldsmiths, London University, UK Carole Spary, University of York, UK Georgina Waylen, University of Manchester, UK

Reviews

'An imaginative and most valuable collection of high quality essays exploring the role of rituals and ceremonies in articulating the identity and shaping the popular perception of Parliament, and more generally of democracy and political life. I know no other that comes anywhere near it in its range and depth.'

Bhikhu Parekh, University of Westminster, UK, and House of Lords

'This book sets an exciting new agenda for understanding the gendered nature of political institutions through taking performance, symbol, ritual and rhetoric seriously. The book is an interdisciplinary intervention that simultaneously pays attention to empirical detail and to comparative method. It is a compelling read.'

Shireen Hassim, Professor of Politics, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introducing Democracy in Practice: Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament

    Johnson, Rachel E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Representing Democracy: Ceremony and Ritual in the Indian Parliament

    Rai, Shirin M.

    Pages 21-39

  • Westminster parlimentarians: Performing Politics

    Crewe, Emma

    Pages 40-59

  • Negotiating Gendered Institutions: Women’s Parliamentary Friendships at Westminster

    Childs, Sarah

    Pages 60-84

  • The Emergence and Impact of First Female Speakers in the UK, South Africa and India

    Armitage, Faith (et al.)

    Pages 85-107

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Democracy in Practice
Book Subtitle
Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament
Editors
  • S. Rai
  • R. Johnson
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36191-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137361912
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36190-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47244-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 275
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