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The people who run parliament

Governance
Parliaments
Competence
INN347
Gijs Jan Brandsma
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Building: B, Floor: 3, Room: 303

Tuesday 14:00 - 15:45 (23/08/2022)


Abstract

Parliaments are large organisations, crowded with myriad secretaries and staffers of many kinds who massively outnumber the elected legislators. This machine room – including the non-partisan clerks who manage the work of parliamentary committees, political staffers that support party groups, and other advisors - is largely a black spot in the literature on legislative behaviour and decision-making. Some isolated country-specific studies of their roles and activities do exist, but thus far no comparative framework exists for capturing their activities. This panel seeks to make a first step towards such a comparative agenda and invites papers on partisan and non-partisan staffers and advisors to parliaments.

Title Details
Theorizing parliamentary staff View Paper Details
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Career patterns and staff turnover of the French administrateurs du Sénat (1950-2010) : View Paper Details