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Political careers: the making of a regional political class in itself

Klaus Stolz

in Towards a Regional Political Class?

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780719079795
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781703120 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719079795.003.0003
Political careers: the making of a regional political class in itself

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This chapter shows how the regionalised institutional opportunity structures in conjunction with the non-institutional effects of regionalism are shaping professional political careers in Catalonia and Scotland. It analyses the aspect of functional differentiation of regional politicians vis-à-vis regional citizens and examines the territorial differentiation of regional politicians vis-à-vis national politicians. It describes the objective structural features of the political classes in Catalonia and Scotland and identifies the dominant career patterns in both regions.

Keywords: regionalism; political careers; Catalonia; Scotland; territorial differentiation; national politicians; political classes; career patterns

Chapter.  46600 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Politics

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