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Democratic representation in Europe : diversity, change, and convergence

Author: Maurizio Cotta; Heinrich Best; European Consortium for Political Research.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Comparative politics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title encourages a better understanding of relations between social and political change, and the importance of institutional factors in shaping the political elites of European democracies.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maurizio Cotta; Heinrich Best; European Consortium for Political Research.
ISBN: 9780199234202 0199234205
OCLC Number: 140101347
Notes: "ECPR."
Description: xxiii, 527 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Parliamentary representatives from early democratization to the age of consolidated democracy : national variations and international convergence in a long-term perspective / Maurizio Cotta and Heinrich Best --
Decline of the nobility / Michael Rush --
From servants of the state to elected representatives : public sector background among members of parliament / Maurizio Cotta and Pedro Tavares de Almeida --
Why so few and why so slow? : women as parliamentary representatives in Europe from a longitudinal perspective / Verona Christmas-Best and Ulrik Kjoer --
Cultural capital and political selection : educational backgrounds of parliamentarians / Daniel Gaxie and Laurent Godmer --
Career through the party : recruitment of party politicians in parliament / Stefaan Fiers and Ineke Secker --
Geographical dimension of parliamentary recruitment--among Native sons and parachutists / Mogens N. Pedersen, Ulrik Kjœr and Kjell A. Eliassen --
Changing nature and role of European Conservative Parties in parliamentary institutions from 1848 to the twenty-first century / Valerie Cromwell and Luca Verzichelli --
Restructuring of the European Political Centre : withering liberal and persisting agrarian party families / Ilkka Ruostetsaari --
Christian democratic parliamentarians : from a century of multifaceted recruitment to the convergence within a 'larger family'? / Luca Verzichelli --
Socialist and communist members of parliament : distinctiveness, convergence, and variance / Gabriella Ilonszki --
Extreme right / Juan J. Linz, Miguel Jerez Mir and Carmen Ortega --
Parliamentary elites of New European Party families : unsuccessful challenges or chaotic signs of change? / Filippo Tronconi and Luca Verzichelli --
Cleavage representation in European Parliamentary history / Heinrich Best --
Paths of institutional development and elite transformations / Maurizio Cotta and Luca Verzichelli.
Series Title: Comparative politics (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: edited by Maurizio Cotta and Heinrich Best.
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