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Best, Heinrich

Works: 94 works in 268 publications in 2 languages and 4,190 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: JC423, 305.52
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Democratic elitism new theoretical and comparative perspectives ( file )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 978 libraries worldwide
"Joseph Schumpeter's 'competitive theory of democracy' - often labeled democratic elitism - has struck many as an apt and insightful description of how representative democracy works, even though convinced democrats detect an elitist thrust they find disturbing. But neither Schumpeter nor subsequent defenders of democratic elitism have paid enough attention to actual behaviors of leaders and elites. Attention has been riveted on how adequately democratic elitism captures the relationship between governors and governed in its insistence that competitive elections prevent the relationship from being one-way, that is, leaders and elites largely unaccountable to passive and submissive voters. Why and how leaders and elites create and sustain competitive elections, what happens if their competitions become excessively stage-managed or belligerent - how, in short, leaders and elites really act - are some of the issues this book addresses."--BOOK JACKET
Democratic representation in Europe diversity, change, and convergence ( file )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 740 libraries worldwide
This book contributes to a better understanding of relations between social and political change, and the importance of institutional factors in shaping the political elites of European democracies. It helps to substantiate theoretical debates in the social and political sciences on issues such as historical institutionalism and path dependency. - ;Democratic Representation in Europe: Diversity, Change and convergence explores representation as a core element of democracies in the modern era
Parliamentary representatives in Europe, 1848-2000 : legislative recruitment and careers in eleven European countries ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
This volume deals with long-term changes in parliamentary recruitment and patterns in political careers in 11 European countries from the middle of the 19th century to the end of the millennium
The Europe of elites : a study into the Europeanness of Europe's political and economic elites ( Book )
17 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
"It has been widely acknowledged that the process of European integration and unification was started and is still pursued as an elite project, designed to put an end to debilitating conflicts and rivalries by consolidating a common power base and by pooling Europe's economic resources. Nevertheless elites have remained the known unknowns of the European integration process. The present volume is designed to change this. Based on surveys of political and economic elites in 18 European countries, it is a comprehensive study of the visions, fears, cognitions and values of members of national parliaments and top business leaders underlying their attitudes towards European integration. It also investigates political and economic elites' embeddedness in transnational networks and their ability to communicate in multicultural settings. The book strongly supports the view of an elitist character of the process of European integration on the one hand, while challenging the idea that European national elites have merged or are even merging into a coherent Eurelite on the other. As the 11 chapters of this book show the process of European integration is much more colourful and even contradictory than concepts of a straight forward normative and structural integration suggest. In particular this process is deeply rooted in, and conditional on, the social and political settings in national contexts. The empirical basis for this book is provided by the data of the international IntUne project, which has for the first time created a comprehensive database combining coordinated surveys of Europe-related attitudes at the elite and general population level."--Publisher's website
Biographisches Handbuch der Abgeordneten der Frankfurter Nationalversammlung 1848/49 by Heinrich Best( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in German and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Interessenpolitik und nationale Integration 1848/49 : handelspolit. Konflikte im frühindustriellen Deutschland by Heinrich Best( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in German and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Die Männer von Bildung und Besitz : Struktur und Handeln parlamentarischer Führungsgruppen in Deutschland und Frankreich, 1848/49 by Heinrich Best( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in German and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Quantitative Methoden in der historisch-sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschung ( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Landmark 1989 : Central and Eastern European societies twenty years after the system change ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Elites in transition : elite research in Central and Eastern Europe ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Sozialwissenschaften in der DDR und in den neuen Bundesländern : ein Vademecum ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Aufbruch der entsicherten Gesellschaft : Deutschland nach der Wiedervereinigung by Jens Aderhold( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Neue Methoden der Analyse historischer Daten ( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Elites and social change : the socialist and post-socialist experience ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
This book offers a selection of papers from the conference which was held by the Sonderforschungsbereich (Collaborative Research Center) 580 in Dornburg near Jena, Germany. International experts discuss key issues of contemporary sociological research on the late socialist societies, their power and functional elites, and their experiences of transition. In its first section, the recruitment and careers of socialist and post-socialist administrative and economic elites is observed. In its second section, the focus is on elites as creators and creations of social and political change. This book is an excellent analysis showing that elites play the decisive role in the multi-layered process of societal transition, just as they provided the key to understanding the societal dynamics and mechanisms of state socialism before the collapse of the system
Politik und Milieu : Wahl- und Elitenforschung im historischen und interkulturellen Vergleich ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Vereine in Deutschland : vom Geheimbund zur freien gesellschaftlichen Organisation ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Führungsgruppen und Massenbewegungen im historischen Vergleich = Der Beitrag der Historischen Sozialforschung zu einer diachronen Sozialwissenschaft by Heinrich Best( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Informations- und Wissensverarbeitung in den Sozialwissenschaften : Beiträge zur Umsetzung neuer Informationstechnologien ( Book )
9 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Parliamentary elites in Central and Eastern Europe : recruitment and representation by Elena Semenova( file )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
"Legislators are entrusted with key parliamentary functions and are important figures in the decision-making process. Their behaviour as political elites is as much responsible for the failures and successes of the new democracies as their institutional designs and constitutional reforms. This book provides a comparative examination of representative elites and their role in democratic development in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). It argues that as the drivers of the transformation process in CEE, individual and collective parliamentary actors matter. The authors provide an in-depth analysis of representatives from eleven national parliaments and explore country-specific features of recruitment and representation. They draw on an integrated dataset of parliamentary elites for individual, party family, and parliamentary variables over the 20 years following the collapse of Communism and develop a common framework for the analysis of variations in democratisation and political professionalisation between parliaments and political parties/party families across CEE. This unique volume will be of interest to students and scholars of comparative politics, elite research, post-communist politics, democratisation, legislative studies, and parliamentary representation. "--
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Best, H. 1949-
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