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Family, ambition, locality and party: a study of professionalization in the activation and apprenticeships of local councillors in Europe

Tom Verhelst UGent and Eric Kerrouche (2012) LEX LOCALIS-JOURNAL OF LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT. 10(1). p.37-62
abstract
It is widely acknowledged that elected representatives have often benefited from a variety of steppingstones in their passage to power. This article comparatively studies a selection of such steppingstones amongst local councillors in Europe. More specifically, it takes account of family ties, ambition, the entrenchment in the locality and the political party as elements of activation and apprenticeship in the process of political recruitment. In doing so, it sets out ideal-typical laymen from their professionalized counterparts. The article shows that at this early stage of recruitment, local councillors still generally tend towards the layman archetype. Furthermore, some assets, such as the inclusion in the local community and the enrolment in a political party, seem necessary to enter on a political career. Others are more provisional (e.g. family, motivations, social background, municipal size, ideology and function) or dependent upon the institutional provisions in place (e.g. quota, electoral system). Finally, professionalization patterns do not depend directly from traditional country types, but rather from the specific combination of factors in each country.
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keyword
ACTIVISTS, POLITICAL RECRUITMENT, AMATEURS, NORWAY, CHOICE, MODEL, RUN, local councillors, professionalisation, activation, apprenticeships, comparative politics
journal title
LEX LOCALIS-JOURNAL OF LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT
Lex Localis-J. Local Self-Gov.
volume
10
issue
1
pages
37 - 62
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000299647100003
JCR category
POLITICAL SCIENCE
JCR impact factor
0.4 (2012)
JCR rank
109/157 (2012)
JCR quartile
3 (2012)
ISSN
1581-5374
DOI
10.4335/10.1.37-62(2012)
language
English
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yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2918977
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2918977
date created
2012-06-25 15:21:06
date last changed
2012-06-26 10:59:01
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  abstract     = {It is widely acknowledged that elected representatives have often benefited from a variety of steppingstones in their passage to power. This article comparatively studies a selection of such steppingstones amongst local councillors in Europe. More specifically, it takes account of family ties, ambition, the entrenchment in the locality and the political party as elements of activation and apprenticeship in the process of political recruitment. In doing so, it sets out ideal-typical laymen from their professionalized counterparts. The article shows that at this early stage of recruitment, local councillors still generally tend towards the layman archetype. Furthermore, some assets, such as the inclusion in the local community and the enrolment in a political party, seem necessary to enter on a political career. Others are more provisional (e.g. family, motivations, social background, municipal size, ideology and function) or dependent upon the institutional provisions in place (e.g. quota, electoral system). Finally, professionalization patterns do not depend directly from traditional country types, but rather from the specific combination of factors in each country.},
  author       = {Verhelst, Tom and Kerrouche, Eric},
  issn         = {1581-5374},
  journal      = {LEX LOCALIS-JOURNAL OF LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT},
  keyword      = {ACTIVISTS,POLITICAL RECRUITMENT,AMATEURS,NORWAY,CHOICE,MODEL,RUN,local councillors,professionalisation,activation,apprenticeships,comparative politics},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {37--62},
  title        = {Family, ambition, locality and party: a study of professionalization in the activation and apprenticeships of local councillors in Europe},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4335/10.1.37-62(2012)},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Verhelst, Tom, and Eric Kerrouche. 2012. “Family, Ambition, Locality and Party: a Study of Professionalization in the Activation and Apprenticeships of Local Councillors in Europe.” Lex Localis-journal of Local Self-government 10 (1): 37–62.
APA
Verhelst, T., & Kerrouche, E. (2012). Family, ambition, locality and party: a study of professionalization in the activation and apprenticeships of local councillors in Europe. LEX LOCALIS-JOURNAL OF LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT, 10(1), 37–62.
Vancouver
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Verhelst T, Kerrouche E. Family, ambition, locality and party: a study of professionalization in the activation and apprenticeships of local councillors in Europe. LEX LOCALIS-JOURNAL OF LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT. 2012;10(1):37–62.
MLA
Verhelst, Tom, and Eric Kerrouche. “Family, Ambition, Locality and Party: a Study of Professionalization in the Activation and Apprenticeships of Local Councillors in Europe.” LEX LOCALIS-JOURNAL OF LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT 10.1 (2012): 37–62. Print.