Publication

A New Macro-Micro Approach to the Study of Political Careers: Theoretical, Methodological and Empirical Challenges and Solutions

Turner - Zwinkels, T., 2020, [Groningen]: University of Groningen. 304 p.

Research output: ThesisThesis fully internal (DIV)

Copy link to clipboard

Documents

  • Title and contents

    Final publisher's version, 2.13 MB, PDF document

  • Chapter 1

    Final publisher's version, 2.51 MB, PDF document

    Embargo ends: 03/09/2021

    Request copy

  • Chapter 2

    Final publisher's version, 2.59 MB, PDF document

    Embargo ends: 03/09/2021

    Request copy

  • Chapter 3

    Final publisher's version, 2.64 MB, PDF document

  • Chapter 4

    Final publisher's version, 3.68 MB, PDF document

  • Chapter 5

    Final publisher's version, 2.95 MB, PDF document

    Embargo ends: 03/09/2021

    Request copy

  • Chapter 6

    Final publisher's version, 2.45 MB, PDF document

    Embargo ends: 03/09/2021

    Request copy

  • Appendices

    Final publisher's version, 950 KB, PDF document

  • Complete thesis

    Final publisher's version, 6.76 MB, PDF document

    Embargo ends: 03/09/2021

    Request copy

  • Propositions

    Final publisher's version, 14.5 KB, PDF document

DOI

  • Tomas Turner - Zwinkels
The study of political careers is often criticised for remaining overly focused on macro-level observations. In this book I present a new approach that focuses on individual micro-level political careers. The following questions are central:
• What should a new micro-level approach to the study of political careers look like?
• What knowledge can the fields of sociology and political science gain from the application of a new micro-level approach to the study of political careers?
• What methodological and theoretical innovations are needed to make this new approach successful?
This book has three parts. First, I investigate the main roadblocks currently hampering the study of political careers and sketch the contours of an alternative approach. In the second part, I develop the methodological toolbox needed to follow this new approach. In the third part, I present three empirical studies that aim to investigate the value of the suggested approach. Here, I focus on the careers of Dutch members of parliament (1947-2012) and highlight how career transitions occur only when political candidates are able to acquire gatekeepers' approval by accumulating sufficient political human capital’.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Mills, Melinda, Supervisor
  • Flache, Andreas, Supervisor
  • Aarts, Kees, Assessment committee
  • van der Lippe, A.G. (Tanja), Assessment committee, External person
  • Zittel, T., Assessment committee, External person
Award date3-Sep-2020
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-94-034-2873-4
Electronic ISBNs978-94-034-2874-1
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Download statistics

No data available

ID: 131055893