By Jens Borchert,Jürgen Zeiss

specialist politicians have more and more come lower than public assault in such a lot democratic international locations. but they've got acquired unusually little systematic awareness in political technological know-how. This publication demonstrates that there are either impressive similarities among specialist politicians in numerous nations and outstanding nationwide peculiarities. The creation develops a typical conceptual framework for the chapters to stick to. utilizing Mosca's time period and Weber's seminal
insights it reconstructs the idea that of political classification to understand the measure of universal pursuits shared through politicians of other events and in numerous associations. Thereby, it provides an leading edge standpoint on politicians. The twenty nation chapters written by way of students from 16 international locations both
provide up to date info on expert politics of their nations and speak about the benefits of the theoretical strategy. In doing so, they persist with a typical layout hence facilitating a comparative interpreting of specific facets. each one bankruptcy appears to be like on the historic strategy of professionalization, the institutional context politics, the dimensions of the political classification in each one state, usual profession paths, the renumeration of politicians, and up to date reform debates.

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