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Author Schumann, William R
Title Toward an anthropology of government [electronic resource] : democratic transformations andnation building in Wales / William R. Schumann
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 216 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction -- Nationhood by negation -- Inside the iron cage -- Speaking for the nation -- The transparency of democracy -- Ballots and bombs -- Cross-pollinated sovereignties -- A parliamentfor Wales
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Jan. 11, 2010). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
The National Assembly for Wales was established in 1999, granting the people of Wales a parliament for the first time in nearly six centuries. The Assembly was intended to create a parliamentary culture of open, inclusive, and modern democracy that stood apart from the Houses of Parliament inLondon. Based on anthropological fieldwork, this informative book analyzes how power in Wales is legitimated and justified. William Schumann's intriguing argument makes the case that contradictory political practices exist which affirm elected officials as public representatives while also reproducing the subordinate status of Wales within the institutional hierarchies of the United Kingdom and European Union
Link Original 9780230617452 023061745X (DLC) 2009005351 (OCoLC)302414709
Subject Political anthropology -- Wales
Wales. National Assembly -- History
Nation-building -- Wales
Self-determination, National -- Wales
Legislative bodies -- Wales
Parliamentary practice -- Wales
Wales -- Politics and government -- 21st century
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Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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