Constituency Characteristics, Committee Membership, Professional Links and the topic of Parliamentary Questions: Evidence from Portugal

@inproceedings{Borghetto2018ConstituencyCC,
  title={Constituency Characteristics, Committee Membership, Professional Links and the topic of Parliamentary Questions: Evidence from Portugal},
  author={Enrico Borghetto and Jo{\~a}o Paulo Silva Pereira and Andr{\'e} Pimenta Freire},
  year={2018}
}
In non-preferential electoral systems, where the chances for an MP to get re-elected strongly depend on party elites, we generally assume that political parties have a strong say on the individual agendas of MPs. On the other hand, this assumption has ever hardly been tested empirically, leaving a lot of unexplained variation in the way individual legislators within the same party select the topics they devote attention to. This paper aims to contribute to current studies on political… CONTINUE READING

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