Passages to Power: Legislative Recruitment in Advanced Democracies

Passages to Power: Legislative Recruitment in Advanced Democracies

by Pippa Norris (Editor)


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Recruitment to legislative office is one of the core functions of political systems, yet we know little about how the process varies from one country to another. Passages to Power provides a comparative account of legislative recruitment that applies a common analytical framework and new survey data to nineteen advanced democracies. Who succeeds in becoming a politician? Who fails? And why? This important new study brings together an outstanding group of international scholars to look at recruitment around the world.

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ISBN-13: 9780521590990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/09/1997
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: theories of recruitment Pippa Norris; 2. Australia Ian McAllister; 3. Canada Lynda Erickson; 4. Finland Voitto Helander; 5. Germany Bernhard Wessels; 6. Japan Haruhiro Fukui; 7. The Netherlands Monique Leijenaar and Kees Niemoller; 8. New Zealand Helena Catt; 9. United Kingdom Pippa Norris and Joni Lovenduski; 10. United States Paul S. Herrnson; 11. Conclusions: comparing passages to power Pippa Norris.

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