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    The supply and demand model of candidate selection: some reflections

    Lovenduski, Joni (2016) The supply and demand model of candidate selection: some reflections. Government and Opposition 51 (03), pp. 513-528. ISSN 0017-257X.

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    This contribution takes a look back at the supply and demand model of selection and recruitment, developed by Joni Lovenduski and Pippa Norris in Political Recruitment: Gender, Race and Class in the British Parliament (1995). The core understanding of this model was that candidate selection was an interactive process in which both selectors and aspirants affected outcomes that were organized in several sets of institutions. The model illuminates power in particular institutions - British political parties - and was designed to examine the various effects of the selection process. This contribution reflects on the model and puts forward ideas and arguments about what might be done differently, taking into account the theoretical and methodological innovations of the succeeding generation of scholars who have used the model. It also identifies remaining challenges for research on candidate selection and suggests that the supply and demand model is sufficiently flexible that it can still travel across national, system and party boundaries.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): British politics, candidate selection, feminist institutionalism, gender, Keywords supply and demand, political parties
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Centre for British Political Life
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2016 14:20
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:24


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