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Professional Politicians: Towards a Comparative Perspective

Jens Borchert

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

If we are to compare professional politicians in different political systems, we need a conceptual tool that enables us to study functionally equivalent structures and patterns of behaviour in vastly ... More


Towards a Regional Political Class?: Professional Politicians and Regional Institutions in Catalonia and Scotland

Klaus Stolz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079795
eISBN:
9781781703120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079795.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Focusing on professional politicians, this book investigates the interrelationship between political career patterns and political institutions in two of the most widely discussed cases of ... More


Amateurs and Professionals in Politics

Richard Pares

in King George III and the Politicians: The Ford Lectures Delivered in The University of Oxford 1951-2

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198811305
eISBN:
9780191695438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198811305.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter interprets British politics in terms of local or personal connections and family prestige, and describes the distribution of political power between classes in the eighteenth century. In ... More


Understanding Politicians

Jack Corbett

in Being Political: Leadership and Democracy in the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841027
eISBN:
9780824869427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841027.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Concludes by returning to the anti-politics discussion introduced in Chapter One. It outlines how disaffection is produced by a distinction between a naive view of leadership and the messy and ... More


Regime Change

John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov

in Chicago in the Age of Capital: Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036835
eISBN:
9780252093951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036835.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This concluding chapter studies how Democratic Mayor Carter Harrison's leadership created a new regime—a set of formal and informal governing institutions linking state and civil society—that endured ... More


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