Maurizio Cotta,Heinrich Best's Democratic Representation in Europe: Diversity, Change, and PDF

Maurizio Cotta,Heinrich Best's Democratic Representation in Europe: Diversity, Change, and PDF

By Maurizio Cotta,Heinrich Best

ISBN-10: 0199234205

ISBN-13: 9780199234202

Democratic illustration in Europe: range, swap and Convergence explores illustration as a center portion of democracies within the sleek period. during the last one hundred fifty years parliamentary illustration has built right into a major hyperlink among polity and society, and parliamentary representatives have come to shape the nucleus of political elites. The twenty authors of the sixteen chapters stick with a comparative and empirical process by way of exploiting the original longitudinal data-base of the EURELITE undertaking, which has collected standardized proof in regards to the constructions of parliamentary illustration in eleven ecu nations and their improvement over the years; in lots of nations over one hundred sixty years. Following on from an prior e-book by means of an identical editors (Parliamentary Representatives in Europe 1848-2000.) which thinking about developments in unmarried eu international locations, this publication pursues a trans-national procedure by way of evaluating the mechanisms and modes of parliamentary recruitment and profession formation among the most occasion households and numerous different types of the inhabitants in eu societies. Such cross-national analyses, which come with a longitudinal account of woman illustration all through glossy ecu parliamentary historical past, haven't been tried prior to. The publication concludes with longitudinal in-depth analyses of cleavage illustration in ecu parliamentary historical past and of the effect of the institutional issue on political elites' transformations.

Democratic illustration in Europe contributes to a greater realizing of family members among social and political switch, and of the significance of institutional elements in shaping the political elites of eu democracies. In so doing it may possibly aid substantiate theoretical debates within the social and political sciences on matters akin to ancient institutionalism and direction dependency.

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