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Time and Politics: Parliament and the Culture of Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain and the British World

Ryan A. Vieira

Abstract

This book is a cultural and transnational history of modern procedural reform in the Westminster parliamentary system. The book centres on the nineteenth-century emergence of a desire to modernize and make more efficient the procedural rules of parliamentary law-making. Contrary to existing interpretations, which see that history as a product of transformations in political structure and practice, this book demonstrates how the evolution of Parliament’s rules was structured by transformations within the wider culture of time. The spread of an increasingly rigorous time discipline in concert wi ... More

Keywords: parliamentary history, British World, modernity, Westminster system, culture of time, law-making, colonial parliament

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198737544
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737544.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ryan A. Vieira, author