The Politics of Parliamentary Procedure

The Politics of Parliamentary Procedure
Currently, parliament as a political institution does not enjoy the best reputation. This book...
The Politics of Parliamentary Procedure
Kari Palonen
Currently, parliament as a political institution does not enjoy the best reputation. This book aims to recover less known political resources of the parliamentary mode of proceeding. The parliamentary procedure relies on regulating debates in a fair way and on constructing opposed perspectives on the agenda items. The British House of Commons provides the closest historical approximation for the parliamentary ideal type of politics. This book deals with the formation and conceptual change in the Westminster procedure, based on the way they are interpreted in the tracts on procedure. The tracts illustrate the changing parliamentary self-understanding from the 1570s to the present and the growing political role of procedural disputes. The parliamentary style of politics, as discussed in the tracts, can be divided into two genres: the politics of agenda-setting and the politics of debate. The book analyses their formation and overall conceptual change as well as the procedural responses to the increasingly scarce parliamentary time from the period after the 1832 parliamentary reform. It insists that in spite of claims on urgency and on government’s leadership the procedural resources of the House of Commons contribute to maintaining the debate-centred parliamentary style of politics.

Kari Palonen, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre of Political Thought and Conceptual Change, Editor of Redescriptions, and Co-founder of the History of Political and Social Concepts Group, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

DE
27,99 €

Versandkostenfreie Lieferung! (eBook-Download)

Als Sofort-Download verfügbar

Format:

Produktinformationen

Artikelnummer:
SW355867
Autor:
Kari Palonen
Verlag:
Budrich, Barbara
Seitenzahl:
274
Veröffentlichung:
24.10.2016
ISBN:
9783847410782
Ähnliche Artikel "Politik"
Zuletzt angesehen