Economic Inequality And Political Representation In Switzerland

April 25, 2018|
Economic Inequality And Political Representation In Switzerland by Jan Rosset
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This book analyzes the link between economic and political inequalities and investigates the mechanisms that lead to economically rooted inequalities in the political representation of citizens' policy preferences. Focusing on the case of Switzerland and evaluating data from the post-electoral survey, Selects 2007, the author demonstrates that the policy preferences of members of the Federal Assembly best reflect those of rich citizens. This pattern is explained by differential levels of political participation and knowledge across income groups, party finance, the fact that representatives tend to come from higher economic strata, and the failure of the party-system structure to reflect the complexity of policy preferences among citizens.

Jan Rosset is a post-doctoral researcher at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), University of Mannheim, with a fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Prior to that, he has worked as senior researcher at FORS, the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences, and as lecturer at the University of ...
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Title:Economic Inequality And Political Representation In Switzerland
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:149 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:149 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Published:April 25, 2018
Publisher:Springer Nature
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319800783

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