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Political Elites in Federalized Countries: The Case of Spain (1980-2005). CES Working Paper, no. 146, 2008

Coller, Xavier, and Ferreira do Vale, Helder, and Meissner, Chris. (2008) Political Elites in Federalized Countries: The Case of Spain (1980-2005). CES Working Paper, no. 146, 2008. [Working Paper]

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    This paper explores the social profile of the regional elite that has emerged in Spain since the de-mocratization and federalization of the country. For the first time, researchers present data about crucial variables like gender, place of birth, age, education, and profession. They make inter-regional comparisons, put their data on an international perspective, and try to explain some un-expected findings, such as the behavior of political elites in Catalonia and Castile-La Mancha. The authors compare also the social profile of MPs of the two largest parties and show that the gap between society and political elite has been reduced over the years. The paper offers a research agenda.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Spain
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > political parties
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Harvard University, Center for European Studies > CES Working Papers/Open Forum
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 14 May 2009
    Page Range: p. 37
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:59

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