Project

A kingdom of fiefs? On the meaning of dual mandate-holding.

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and compartive politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
Keywords
political leadership Local Democracy Political Cumulation
 
Project description

In this project we aim to study the meaning of the accumulation of political mandates for the functioning of local politics in the federal Belgium. Therefore, we scrutinize the evolving distribution and impact of this practice through its electoral and functional dimensions. A four phased mixed methods design, combining quantitative and qualitative elements will be employed.