Committee chair selection under high informational and organizational constraints

Chiru, M. and Gherghina, S. (2017) Committee chair selection under high informational and organizational constraints. Party Politics, (doi:10.1177/1354068817741765) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

This article draws on major theories of committee organization to explain committee chair selection in contexts with high informational and organizational constraints. We test our theoretical expectations through a series of fixed effects conditional logit models ran on an original data set which includes all legislators who have served in the Romanian Chamber of Deputies from 1992 to 2012. The findings indicate that sector knowledge matters more for committee chair selection in the first post-communist terms, while chair seniority and party credentials acquire relevance later on. The effect of sector knowledge is stronger than that of chair seniority for the committees that the members of parliament perceive to be the most important, while party leaders have privileged access to the chair position irrespective of how salient the committee is.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Chiru, M., and Gherghina, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Party Politics
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:1354-0688
ISSN (Online):1460-3683
Published Online:20 November 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Party Politics 2017
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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