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Political Careers II

Elites
Parliaments
Political Parties
INN248
Tim Mickler
Departments of Political Science and Public Administration, Universiteit Leiden
Tomas Turner-Zwinkels
Tilburg University

Building: B, Floor: 3, Room: 303

Thursday 14:00 - 15:45 (25/08/2022)


Abstract

Interest in the academic study of political careers dates to social science classics such as Weber’s essay (1919) ‘Politics as a Vocation’, and Mills’ (1956) ’The Power Elite'. Lack of detailed biographical political data and methods to collect and analyse these data made this research difficult. Thanks to new (online) data sources and better software, this situation is now changing. We in particular welcome papers that study individual career transitions across levels (e.g. the promotion from municipal council member to alderman, from MP to minister); complete career trajectories; the post-parliamentary careers of politicians; and macro-level outcomes of career dynamics like gender composition, professionalisation etc.

Title Details
From Representation to Meritocracy: Understanding Professionalisation of the Political Class Through UK Parliamentary Pay Debates, 1911-2011 View Paper Details
The Impact of German MPs' Interest Affiliations on their Parliamentary Careers View Paper Details
Recruiting civil society elites: Comparing recruitment actors, practices and criteria in Sweden, UK and Poland View Paper Details
Post-public office career regulations: A comparative analysis View Paper Details