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From Interest Groups to Parties: The Change in the Career Patterns of the Legislative Elite in German Social Policy

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Trampusch,  Christine
Institutioneller Wandel im gegenwärtigen Kapitalismus, MPI for the Study of Societies, Max Planck Society;

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Trampusch, C. (2005). From Interest Groups to Parties: The Change in the Career Patterns of the Legislative Elite in German Social Policy. German Politics, 14(1), 14-32. doi:10.1080/09644000500121218.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-4EB1-B
Abstract
Analysing the careers of members of the Bundestag Standing Committee for Labour and Social Affairs, the paper demonstrates that the ties between social politicians and social policy organisations such as trade unions, faith-based social policy organisations, independent charity organisations, works councils and social insurance institutions have become blurred. Since the 1990s social politicians have become more focused on political careers in the party and in parliament than on social policy. The new social politicians are party politicians who have distanced themselves from the interest groups. The qualitative change in parliamentary personnel is explained by changes in electoral politics, parties and interest groups. The author argues that the weakening linkages confirm contemporary research results on change in German neo-corporatism.