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Blue collars striking the red flag: formal and descriptive representation of the working class in the Belgian House of Representatives 1946-2007

Bram Wauters UGent (2012) LABOR HISTORY. 53(2). p.225-243
abstract
In this article the effect of ideological changes in political parties (catch-all process) and in their recruitment patterns (professionalization) on the party affiliation of working-class politicians is investigated in Belgium, both for Members of Parliament (MPs) and for candidates. The disappearance of the link between the working class and social-democratic parties due to enlargement of the parties' focus coincides with a decline in formal and descriptive representatives of that class in such parties. This could be problematic for the substantive representation of working-class interests. The relatively high number of working-class representatives in extreme right parties do not necessarily defend all working-class interests.
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organization
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
PARTY DEMOCRACY, SUBSTANTIVE REPRESENTATION, LEGISLATURES, PARLIAMENT, ETHNICITY, CONTAGION, GENDER, MODELS, QUOTAS, WOMEN
journal title
LABOR HISTORY
Labor Hist.
volume
53
issue
2
pages
225 - 243
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000304589000003
JCR category
HISTORY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
0.341 (2012)
JCR rank
19/33 (2012)
JCR quartile
3 (2012)
ISSN
0023-656X
DOI
10.1080/0023656X.2012.679398
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2988822
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2988822
date created
2012-09-18 14:50:38
date last changed
2012-09-21 11:03:55
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  abstract     = {In this article the effect of ideological changes in political parties (catch-all process) and in their recruitment patterns (professionalization) on the party affiliation of working-class politicians is investigated in Belgium, both for Members of Parliament (MPs) and for candidates. The disappearance of the link between the working class and social-democratic parties due to enlargement of the parties' focus coincides with a decline in formal and descriptive representatives of that class in such parties. This could be problematic for the substantive representation of working-class interests. The relatively high number of working-class representatives in extreme right parties do not necessarily defend all working-class interests.},
  author       = {Wauters, Bram},
  issn         = {0023-656X},
  journal      = {LABOR HISTORY},
  keyword      = {PARTY DEMOCRACY,SUBSTANTIVE REPRESENTATION,LEGISLATURES,PARLIAMENT,ETHNICITY,CONTAGION,GENDER,MODELS,QUOTAS,WOMEN},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {225--243},
  title        = {Blue collars striking the red flag: formal and descriptive representation of the working class in the Belgian House of Representatives 1946-2007},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0023656X.2012.679398},
  volume       = {53},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Wauters, Bram. 2012. “Blue Collars Striking the Red Flag: Formal and Descriptive Representation of the Working Class in the Belgian House of Representatives 1946-2007.” Labor History 53 (2): 225–243.
APA
Wauters, B. (2012). Blue collars striking the red flag: formal and descriptive representation of the working class in the Belgian House of Representatives 1946-2007. LABOR HISTORY, 53(2), 225–243.
Vancouver
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Wauters B. Blue collars striking the red flag: formal and descriptive representation of the working class in the Belgian House of Representatives 1946-2007. LABOR HISTORY. 2012;53(2):225–43.
MLA
Wauters, Bram. “Blue Collars Striking the Red Flag: Formal and Descriptive Representation of the Working Class in the Belgian House of Representatives 1946-2007.” LABOR HISTORY 53.2 (2012): 225–243. Print.