Political Careers in Europe: Career Patterns in Multi-Level Systems

Michael Edinger (Editor), Stefan Jahr (Editor)

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    European integration has not only changed the career opportunities for politicians, it has expanded them. This volume is devoted to the study of political career patterns, focusing primarily on parliamentary careers in selected countries across Europe. Additionally, the US is included as a long-standing system with multi-level politics. These contributions represent the first systematic investigation into level-hopping practices in Europe. While trying to explain the logic of moves across political levels, special attention is given to the impact of institutional reforms. The results indicate that the traditional model of career mobility, with the national and supra-national levels as the apex of a career, is still of importance in most countries, yet a clear trend towards multi-directional political careers is found.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBaden Baden
    PublisherNomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH und Co. KG
    Number of pages227
    ISBN (Print)9783832923211, 3832923217
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2016

    Publication series

    NameStudien zum Parlamentarismus


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