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Passages to Power

Passages to Power
Legislative Recruitment in Advanced Democracies

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Pippa Norris, Ian McAllister, Lynda Erickson, Voitto Helander, Bernhard Wessels, Haruhiro Fukui, Monique Leijenaar, Kees Niemoller, Helena Catt, Joni Lovenduski, Paul S. Herrnson
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  • Date Published: December 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521599085

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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 which applies a common analytical framework and new survey data to nineteen advanced democracies. Legislative recruitment refers to the critical step as people move from lower levels of politics into parliamentary careers. Who succeeds in becoming a politician? Who fails? And why? Based on original research which adopts a 'new institutionalist' perspective, this 1997 book compares these issues in a wide range of countries. This important study brings together an outstanding group of international scholars to look at recruitment around the world. The countries examined in depth include Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, along with a comparison of all member states in the European Union.

    • Covers a wide range of democratic systems including US, Japan, Britain, Germany, Australia, Canada, Finland, New Zealand
    • Based on new and original survey data, and uses influential 'new institutionalist' approach
    • International team of outstanding scholars
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    • Date Published: December 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521599085
    • length: 278 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • contains: 70 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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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    Pippa Norris, Harvard University, Massachusetts

    Contributors

    Pippa Norris, Ian McAllister, Lynda Erickson, Voitto Helander, Bernhard Wessels, Haruhiro Fukui, Monique Leijenaar, Kees Niemoller, Helena Catt, Joni Lovenduski, Paul S. Herrnson

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