International comparative project to which universities from most European countries participate consisting of a comparative national and regional MP survey in Europe. The Institute of Political Science is responsible for the survey of all MPs at federal and cantonal level in Switzerland. Four themes are studied. First, the definition of constituencies and how MPs define them. Second, how interests of (un)organised groups are defined in the representation process. Third, multi-level environment, how members of regional and national parliaments interact and compete. Fourth how electoral rules affect the role orientations that MPs choose from.
- Inter University Attraction Pole (Universities of Brussels, Antwerp, Leuven and Leiden).
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