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Political Power in Spain / El Poder Político En España : The Multiple Divides between MPs and

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This book explores why some people become politicians, how they represent citizens in parliaments, and what they think about democracy and its institutions. It analyses the results of the first survey of a representative sample of Spanish MPs (580 cases) and citizens. The study covers areas such as: social profiles; recruitment and selection; women in parliaments; motivation for politics; perception of the representative function and how this is affected by corruption, disaffection and mistrust; national and regional identities; ideology; the functioning of parliamentary groups, and perceptions about the EU. The case of Spain is used to demonstrate how MPs' values, opinions and attitudes conflict and complement with those of the citizens they are supposed to represent. Through a systematic comparison between MPs and citizens, the contributions deal with topics that are key to understanding how democracies work and the role played by MPs.

Number of Pages: 327
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: December 13, 2017
TCIN: 53204276
UPC: 9783319638256
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-6008
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