Recruitment and Selection

  • Xavier Coller
  • Guillermo Cordero
  • José M. Echavarren


This chapter focuses on a hardly known matter: how individuals are chosen for the electoral list. The analysis relies on the causation funnel model by Norris (1997) and the inclusiveness and centralization dimensions by Rahart and Hazan (2001) to conclude that the MPs candidates are selected in a centralized and exclusive way; that is to say, far away from the rank-and-file affiliates, the activist and supporters at the local level. Loyalty, party involvement and expertise are the main reasons underlying candidate selection for the electoral lists whilst there are significant differences among parties.


Selectorates Inclusiveness Centralization Deliberation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xavier Coller
    • 1
  • Guillermo Cordero
    • 2
  • José M. Echavarren
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyPablo de Olavide UniversitySevillaSpain
  2. 2.Universidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain

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