Legislators are entrusted with key parliamentary capabilities and are very important figures within the decision-making procedure. Their behaviour as political elites is as a lot chargeable for the mess ups and successes of the recent democracies as their institutional designs and constitutional reforms.
This publication offers a comparative exam of consultant elites and their position in democratic improvement in post-communist vital and jap Europe (CEE). It argues that because the drivers of the transformation approach in CEE, person and collective parliamentary actors topic. The authors supply an in-depth research of representatives from 11 nationwide parliaments and discover country-specific good points of recruitment and illustration. They draw on an built-in dataset of parliamentary elites for person, occasion kin, and parliamentary variables over the two decades following the cave in of Communism and increase a standard framework for the research of adaptations in democratisation and political professionalisation among parliaments and political parties/party households throughout CEE.
This certain quantity may be of curiosity to scholars and students of comparative politics, elite examine, post-communist politics, democratisation, legislative reviews, and parliamentary illustration.
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