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dc.contributor.authorMann, Alastairen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-01T02:08:54Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-01T02:08:54Z-
dc.date.issued2009-12en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/2039-
dc.description.abstractSince Tony Blair came to power in the United Kingdom in his landslide victory of 1997, and with an election promise to create a devolved parliament in Edinburgh, a debate began about how this new legislature should carry out its business in relation to Westminster and other European parliaments of like size and like authority. Traditionalists have argued for a strong link with the old Parliament while modernists have emphasised the absurdity of such earnestness at the turn of the millennium. Ritual is an important battleground for this debate and the state openings of the new Parliament offer an opportunity to balance traditionalism against modernity. In the modern age of course these registers must be carried out before wide media scrutiny that sometimes limits and sometimes expands ceremonial ambition. This article examines the continuities and changes between the rituals evident in the old pre-1707 Scottish Parliament and the new Parliament established from 1999. Some research has been carried out on the contrasting formalities of the old and new parliaments in the context of 1999. However, since then other state openings in 2003 and 2007 along with the opening of the new Holyrood Parliament building in 2004, have provided additional opportunities for ritual to be expressed and modified. Therefore over a period of less than ten years Scotland's Parliament, people and media have had to wrestle with how it should present to the world the image of its legislature. By 2007 the diverse demands of community participation and state occasion have caused the members of parliament, the royal household and civil servants to re-shape the opening ceremony and its processional 'riding of parliament'. It is not clear if a new tradition has been firmly established and Scotland's Parliament may once again have cause to look back to the future.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge) / International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions (previously published by Ashgate Publishing)en_UK
dc.relationMann A (2009) Continuity and change: the culture of ritual and procession in the parliaments of Scotland, Parliaments, Estates and Representation, 29 (1), pp. 143-158. https://doi.org/10.1080/02606755.2009.9522301.en_UK
dc.rightsPublished in Parliaments, Estates and Representation by Taylor & Francis (Routledge) / International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions (previously published by Ashgate Publishing).; This is an electronic version of an article published in Parliaments, Estates and Representation, Volume 29, pp. 143 - 158. Parliaments, Estates and Representation is available online at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/RPERen_UK
dc.subjectParliamenten_UK
dc.subjectScotlanden_UK
dc.subjectRitualen_UK
dc.subjectProcessionen_UK
dc.subjectEarly Modernen_UK
dc.subjectMedievalen_UK
dc.subjectUnionen_UK
dc.subjectDevolutionen_UK
dc.subjectScotland. Parliament Historyen_UK
dc.subjectScotland. Parliamenten_UK
dc.subjectRitualen_UK
dc.subjectRites and ceremonies Scotland Historyen_UK
dc.subjectRites and ceremonies Scotlanden_UK
dc.titleContinuity and change: the culture of ritual and procession in the parliaments of Scotlanden_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Continuity and change the culture of ritual and procession in the parliaments of Scotland1.pdf] : Publisher conditions require an 18 month embargo.en_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02606755.2009.9522301en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleParliaments, Estates and Representationen_UK
dc.citation.issn1947-248Xen_UK
dc.citation.issn0260-6755en_UK
dc.citation.volume29en_UK
dc.citation.issue1en_UK
dc.citation.spage143en_UK
dc.citation.epage158en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.author.emailajm8@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHistoryen_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-84891275279en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid823229en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-0305-3306en_UK
dc.date.firstcompliantdepositdate2010-02-17en_UK
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