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In the king's shadow : the political anatomy of democratic representation

Author: Philip Manow; Patrick Camiller
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : English editionView all editions and formats
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It is commonly assumed that the rise of modern democracies put an end to the spectacular and ceremonial aspects of political rule that were so characteristic of monarchies and other earlier regimes.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Manow, Philip.
In the king's shadow.
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2010
(DLC) 2011283882
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Manow; Patrick Camiller
ISBN: 9780745694726 0745694721 9780745692951 0745692958 0745647669 9780745647661
OCLC Number: 894893513
Notes: Originally published in German as Im Schatten des Königs, by Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, ©2008.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Does the republic have a body? --
2. Parliament as body politic --
house seating plans: Does democracy have no imagery? ; Basic parliamentary seating plans and how they came about ; The shadow of the king's body ; The parliamentarization of divine right doctrine --
3. Parliament as body politic --
immunity, publicity, proportionality and discontinuity: Republican body-snatching ; 'A degree of sanctity' --
parliamentary immunity ; The parliamentary puppet can speak! --
the question of public debate ; 'A recognizable likeness of the populace' --
parliamentary proportionality ; Le parlement ne meurt jamais? Parliamentary discontinuity ; Farewell to the body of the people? --
4. Democratic bodies/despotic bodies: Deputies and doubles ; In corpore/in effigie ; Hot and cold representation ; Violent/thaumaturgic ; Dignitas/humanitas ; Disenchantment/re-enchantment.
Other Titles: Im Schatten des Königs.
Political anatomy of democratic representation
Responsibility: Philip Manow ; translated by Patrick Camiller.

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