作者 Blomgren, Magnus
書名 Parliamentary Roles in Modern Legislatures
出版項 Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
©2012
國際標準書號 9780203126493 (electronic bk.)
9780415575683
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (265 pages)
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系列 Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science Ser
Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science Ser
附註 Front Cover -- Parliamentary Roles in Modern Legislatures -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of figures and tables -- List of contributors -- Foreword: Donald D. Searing -- Preface -- 1. Introduction: Magnus Blomgren and Olivier Rozenberg -- Questioning roles -- Outline of the book -- References -- 2. Legislative roles and legislative studies: the neo-institutionalist turning point?: Magnus Blomgren and Olivier Rozenberg -- The legacy of research on legislative roles in political science -- Donald Searing's motivational approach -- Kaare Strøm's strategic approach -- Conclusion -- References -- 3. The emergence and transformation of representative roles: Heinrich Best and Lars Vogel -- How to measure representatives' roles -- Does social and political background matter? Determinants of legislative role-perceptions -- Legislative roles: stability and change -- Conclusion -- References -- 4. The consequences of representatives' role orientations: attitudes, behaviour, perceptions: Rudy B. Andeweg -- Representatives' roles: defining the independent variable -- The consequences: defining the dependent variable -- Data -- Cynicism about citizens -- Contacting civil society -- Knowing what their voters want -- Discussion -- References -- 5. Roles as strategies: towards a logic of legislative behavior: Kaare Strøm -- Introduction -- Parliamentary roles as strategies -- Legislators' preferences -- Candidate selection -- Election -- Party office -- Legislative office -- Conclusion -- References -- 6. Legislators and their representational roles: strategic choices or habits of the heart?: Thomas Zittel -- Legislators and the types of roles they play -- Two approaches to explaining representational roles from a micro-level perspective -- Case selection, data, and hypotheses
Representational roles, party organizational careers, and electoral incentives in the German Bundestag -- Conclusion and discussion -- References -- 7. Party dimensions of representation in Westminster parliaments: Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom: Anika Gauja -- Legislative roles and political parties -- Research hypotheses and methods -- What do surveys reveal about role perceptions in Westminster parliaments? -- Interview evidence -- Dealing with conflicts in the representative role -- Party influences on practical aspects of decision-making -- Conclusions: the party dimensions of representation -- References -- 8. Parliamentary roles of MPs in sharp and soft focus: interviews and behavioural record compared: Marcelo Jenny and Wolfgang C. Müller -- Theory: roles and types of MPs -- Research design and data -- Parliamentary activities: the MPs' perspective -- Parliamentary activities: objective data -- A typology of MPs derived from behavioural data -- Comparing the perspective of MPs with their behaviour -- Conclusion -- References -- 9. Role stability in the context of institutional and positional change: Gabriella Ilonszki -- Introduction: the aims and context of this exploration -- Learning roles in the context of expectations and new institutions -- Stabilizing roles: changing institutions and positions -- Typology of MPs -- Conclusions -- References -- 10. The cognitive rationality of role choices: evidence from the European Parliament: Julien Navarro -- The repertoire of roles in the European Parliament - an overview -- Individual trajectories and role orientations -- The cognitive rationality of parliamentary roles -- Concluding remarks -- References -- 11. Bringing parliamentary roles back in: Olivier Rozenberg and Magnus Blomgren -- Representative or legislative roles? -- Roles and behavior -- Roles and rationality
The emerging agenda for studying parliamentary roles -- The future of representative roles -- References -- Index
This book gathers the most influential authors on role research and legislative studies to examine the different roles that MPs are playing in modern-day legislatures. It provides a comprehensive and critical overview of current research on legislative roles, summarises previous research, presents a large variety of methodological approaches and also explores the latest developing approaches to role theory. The concept of political roles has become increasingly relevant for understanding contemporary political systems. Parliamentary, legislative and representative roles are professional roles that provide a way of connecting the individual legislator to their institution that can also explain a legislator's attitude and behaviour. Drawing upon case studies with as much as 40 years of data that include Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Austria, Hungary, Australia, New Zealand and the European Parliament, this book examines the link between representative roles, different institutional settings and parliamentary behaviour. It argues that the roles MPs play depend of who they think they should represent; between their voters, their party, the people of their country and also themselves, conflicts of loyalty can occur. This book provides a framework to analyse MPs' choices by searching both the reasons for their views about representation, and the consequences of those views in parliament. Parliamentary Roles in Modern Legislatures will be of strong interest to students and scholars of government, legislative studies, political parties, comparative politics, political sociology and deliberative democracy
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Blomgren, Magnus Parliamentary Roles in Modern Legislatures Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415575683
主題 Legislative bodies - Europe
Electronic books
Alt Author Rozenberg, Olivier