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dc.contributor.authorMiragliotta, N.en
dc.contributor.authorErrington, W.en
dc.identifier.citationThe Journal of Legislative Studies, 2012; 18(1):21-40en
dc.description.abstractThis paper considers the relationship between the growing dominance of career politicians in the Australian federal legislature and models of party organisation. Using data onMPs in the Australian federal parliament, this study maps changes in models of party organisation to the occupational profiles of MPs between 1949 and 2007. The findings show a correspondence between the phenomenon of cartelisation and the appearance of legislators whose previous occupation was in the political sphere. The authors suggest that there is a relationship between different modes of party organisation and both the supply of candidates and the demand-side factors influencing party selectors. The paper concludes that theories of recruitment should include a greater emphasis on models of party organisation to explain better the uniformity of recruitment outcomes across advanced democracies.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityNarelle Miragliotta and Wayne Erringtonen
dc.rights© 2012 Taylor & Francisen
dc.subjectLegislators; career politicians; elite recruitment; cartelisation; Australiaen
dc.titleLegislative recruitment and models of party organisation: evidence from Australiaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionHistory publicationsen
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