Parliamentary representation: a cross-national study of candidates' views
Sudulich, Laura; Trumm, Siim; Bridgewater, Jack
This study explores political elites’ self-conceptualisation of parliamentary representation by using data on nearly 7,000 candidates encompassing eighteen elections in fifteen countries. We examine the relevance of institutional features, closeness to the sources of representatives’ mandates, party family, as well as candidates’ personal characteristics, with a modelling strategy that accommodates the understanding of role orientation as a two-stage process. We posit that choosing between being loyal to a party or to voters is not equivalent to prioritising one’s own agency in the first place, and suggest that self-conceptualisation of parliamentary representation happens in two different stages. We find that individual-level characteristics such as gender and ideological proximity to one’s party, but also party family, play a key role in shaping views on authority versus independence. The effects of political environment and institutions are limited to shaping a choice between responding to one’s party or constituents.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Mar 13, 2019|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press (OUP)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Sudulich, L., Trumm, S., & Bridgewater, J. (2019). Parliamentary representation: a cross-national study of candidates' views. Parliamentary Affairs, doi:10.1093/pa/gsz009|
|Keywords||Representation; Political elites; Role perception; Delegate; Trustee; Partisan|
|Additional Information||This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Parliamentary Affairs following peer review. The version of record Laura Sudulich, Siim Trumm, Jack Bridgewater; Parliamentary Representation: A Cross-national Study of Candidates’ Views, Parliamentary Affairs, , gsz009, https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsz009 is available online at: https://academic.oup.co....1093/pa/gsz009/5380135|
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