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Rituals in Parliaments

Political, Anthropological and Historical Perspectives on Europe and the United States

Emma Crewe and Marion G. Müller

Contents: Emma Crewe/Marion G. Müller: Introduction – Marc Abélès: Parliament, politics and ritual – László Kürti: Symbolism and drama within the ritualisation of the Hungarian parliament – Bernard Moreau: The political meanings of military rituals in the French National Assembly – Emma Crewe: Rituals and the Usual Channels in the British House of Lords – Richard Baker: Ritual and ceremony in the United States Senate – Alastair J. Mann: The Scottish Parliaments: the role of ritual and procession in the pre-1707 parliament and the new parliament of 1999 – Werner Patzelt: Parliaments and their Symbols. Topography of a field of research – Marion G. Müller: Parliaments and their Liturgies.