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

Klaus Stolz

Abstract

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 regionalism: Catalonia and Scotland. It deals with two different yet closely related sets of questions. Firstly, how do professional politicians pursue their careers in the regional context? And secondly, how do they shape and reshape the political institutions in which they pursue these careers? The book is based on extensive empirical research including a comprehensive data set on the careers of Catalan an ... More

Keywords: professional politicians, political career patterns, political institutions, regionalism, Catalonia, Scotland, parliamentarians, regional representatives, political professionalisation, regional democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719079795
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719079795.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Klaus Stolz, author