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A not so universal suffrage: how Europe's political elites have become educational elites

Bovens, Mark and Wille, Anchrit (2017) A not so universal suffrage: how Europe's political elites have become educational elites. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (24 Oct 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Education levels are often cited as a key factor in explaining differences in opinion between voters, but as Mark Bovens and Anchrit Wille illustrate, many national parliaments have highly unrepresentative numbers of MPs with university degrees. They highlight that the number of MPs with degrees has increased substantially in western European countries over recent decades, and that the absence of low and medium educated citizens in parliaments and other political venues constitutes a serious democratic deficit.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 15:57
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 00:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85358

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