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The Cumul des Mandats in Comtemporary French Politics: An Empirical Study of the XIIe Législature of the Assemblée Nationale

Abstract : It has often been noted that French politicians frequently hold local and national offices concurrently. Traditionally, this phenomenon is explained by the political culture (a patriarchal conception of authority), the territorial centralization and the weakness of party organizations that characterize France. In order to test the latter two hypotheses, we propose analysing the practise of the cumul des mandats at the level of individual parliamentarians. In this way we circumvent the classic n=1 problem without engaging in a comparison with other countries. Based on a logit analysis with the dependent variable equal to the number of local offices held by the members of the National Assembly under the present term (XIIe législature), the study partially confirms our hypotheses. Other variables, such as age and gender, are also considered.
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Julien Dewoghélaëre, Raul Magni Berton, Julien Navarro. The Cumul des Mandats in Comtemporary French Politics: An Empirical Study of the XIIe Législature of the Assemblée Nationale. French Politics, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, 4 (3), pp.312-332. ⟨10.1057/palgrave.fp.8200104⟩. ⟨halshs-00127906⟩

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