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Parliamentarians and Defense

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf
  • Schatz, Heribert
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität Köln)
Publication Date
  • Forschungsinstitut fuer Politische Wissenschaft undEuropaeische Fragen, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • Lehrstuhl fuer politische Wissenschaft,Wirtschaftshochschule Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Armed Forces, Defense, Military Affairs
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Conflict, security and peace
  • Abstract

    Factors of parliamentary decision-making processes and development of an informed opinion on defense policy. Topics: Committees in which development of an informed opinion takes place, differences according to individual parties; conduct of committee members according to factual or party political considerations; significance of the parliamentary party executive for coordination of various opinions; judgement on support of committees by the ministries; attitude to a coordination committee between governing party and opposition and expansion of the scientific apparatus for support of committees; attitude to hearings; influence of NATO on national defense policy and influences on the defense conception of NATO; desire for unified appearance of party and parliamentary party in defense questions; judgement on defense expenditures and adaptation difficulties of the economy in disarmament measures; branches of industry dependent on arms production; perceived financing possibilities for an increasing defense household; consideration of national economic factors in defense policy decisions; suspected interest of voters in defense questions; preferred defense concept and most important prerequisites for an effective deterrence strategy; attitude to nuclear weapons and the defense policy of de Gaulle; attitude to doing without the American defense guarantee; technical information used; party membership; type of mandate (direct or list); length of belonging to parliament and the defense committee. Demography: occupation; religious denomination; school education; age; marital status; sex. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; interest in interview; disturbances during the interview; interview surroundings; subjective judgement on length of interview and actual length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1964
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Members of the German Federal Parliament as well as census of the members of the defense committee
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 80
    Number of Variables: 132
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0019 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schatz, Heribert: Der parlamentarische Entscheidungsprozeß: Bedingungen der verteidigungspolitischen Willensbildung im Deutschen Bundestag. Meisenheim am Glan: Hain 1970 (Mannheimer Sozialwissenschaftliche Studien; Bd. 1)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 72 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Wildenmann, Rudolf; Schatz, Heribert; Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (1966): Parlamentarier und Verteidigung. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.