Parliamentary Representatives in Europe 1848-2000: Legislative Recruitment and Careers in Eleven…

Hardcover | August 1, 2000

EditorHeinrich Best, Maurizio Cotta

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Parliamentary Representatives in Europe 1848-2000 deals with long-term changes in parliamentary recruitment and patterns of political careers in eleven European countries (Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom) fromthe middle of the 19th century to the end of the millennium. Through individual country chapters, written by international experts native to each area, the book focuses on transformations in the social background, education, political career paths, and entrenchment in pressure groups and partyoffices of those who sat in national parliaments. These transformations are traced on the basis of a comprehensive and integrated data-set (the DATACUBE) providing, for the first time, the prerequisites for a truly comparative study of parliamentary representation in Europe. In addition, informationabout institutional settings, the development of party systems, and the political events and processes of social change that helped to shape the recruitment and career paths of members of parliament, is given for each country. Further, by placing the representative at the centre, two fundamental andto some extent contradictory processes underlying the development towards parliamentary democracy in Europe, namely democratisation and political professionalisation, are addressed. The book concludes with a synopsis which proposes a developmental model of parliamentary representation in Europeduring the last 150 years.

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Parliamentary Representatives in Europe 1848-2000 deals with long-term changes in parliamentary recruitment and patterns of political careers in eleven European countries (Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom) fromthe middle of the 19th century to the end of ...

Heinrich Best is Professor, Institute for Sociology, Fredrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany Maurizio Cotta is Professor of Sociology, University of Sienna

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Format:HardcoverPublished:August 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Heinrich Best and Maurizio Cotta: Elite Transformation and Modes of Representation since the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Some Theoretical ConsiderationsMogens N. Pedersen: The Incremental Transformation of the Danish Legislative Elite: The Party System as Prime MoverIlkka Ruostetsaari: Professional and Expert Representation: Recruitment of the Parliamentary Elite in Finland since 1863Heinrich Best and Daniel Gaxie: Detours to Modernity: Long Term Trends of Parliamentary Recruitment in Republican France 1848-1999Heinrich Best, Christopher Hausmann and Karl Schmitt: Challenges, Failures and Final Success: The Winding Path of German Parliamentary Leadership Groups toward a Structurally Integrated Elite 1848-1999Gabriela Ilonszki: Belated Professionalisation of Parliamentary Elites: Hungary 1848-1997Maurizio Cotta, Alfio Mastropaolo and Luca Verzichelli: Parliamentary Elite Transformations along the Discontinuous Road of Democratisation: Italy 1861-1999Wilhelmina P. Secker: Representatives of the Dutch People: The Smooth Transformation of the Parliamentary Elite in a Consociational DemocracyKjell A. Eliassen and Marit Sovaag: Democratisation and Parliamentary Elite Recruitment in Norway 1848-1996Jose M. Magone: Political Recruitment and Elite Transformation in Modern Portugal 1870-1999: The Late Arrival of Mass RepresentationJuan Linz with Pilar Gangas and Miguel Jerez Mir: Spanish Diputados: From the 1876 Restoration to Consolidated DemocracyMichael Rush and Valerie Cromwell: Continuity and Change: Legislative Recruitment in the United Kingdom 1868-1999Maurizio Cotta and Heinrich Best: Between Professionalisation and Democratisation: A Synoptic View on the Making of the European Representative