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De lokale en provinciale politieke elites in Oost-Vlaanderen na WO II : een verkennend comparatief onderzoek

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  • Herwig Reynaert
  • Tony Valcke orcid logo

Abstract

From the analysis of the local and provincial elected people in the province of East-Flanders during the period 1946-1991 one can conclude that there are barriers for women, lower social classes and certain age categories preventing them from moving up the local and provincial political! elites.
Clear differences between local and provincial elected people are present when comparing professional backgrounds with the composition of the total working population in East-Flanders. Workers are neither on the local, nor on the provincial level very numerous. However the large absence with the provincial elected people bhs to be emphazised. Secondly farmers, intellectual and free professions, employees, self-employed and employers are on both levels constantly overrepresented. However the overrepresentation of farmers can mainly be situated on the local level until the mergers of 1976. For intellectual and free professions, till the mid-sixties the overrepresentation can mainly be situated on the provincial level, from then onwards on the local level. The employees' overrepresentation has always been most important on the provincial level white the self-employed and employers are mainly overrepresented on the local level from 1970 onwards. Finally till about 1970 teaching personnel was underrepresented on both levels white from then onwards there is an overrepresentation.

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Reynaert, H. & Valcke, T., (1998) “De lokale en provinciale politieke elites in Oost-Vlaanderen na WO II : een verkennend comparatief onderzoek”, Res Publica 40(1), p.99-126. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v40i1.18570

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30 Mar 1998
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