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Attitudes of Municipal Council Members from six West German Cities that are also Administrative Districts on Questions of Municipal Policy

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Gabriel, Oscar W. (Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Stuttgart)
  • Ahlstich, Katja (Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Stuttgart)
  • Brettschneider, Frank (Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Stuttgart)
  • Czarnecki, Thomas (Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Stuttgart)
  • Kunz, Volker (Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Stuttgart)
  • Löwenhaupt, Stefan (Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Stuttgart)
  • Pogadl, Armin (Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Stuttgart)
  • Reber, Aandreas (Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Stuttgart)
Publication Date
1994
Contributor
  • Institut fuer Politikwissenschaft, Universitaet Stuttgart (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Institutions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Economic policy
Description
  • Abstract

    Orientations and moral concepts of municipal council members. Financial priorities and information on political influence of others. Acceptance of voter wishes. Topics: General judgement on living conditions in the city at the current point in time, ten years ago and in the future; comparison of living conditions in one´s own city with other cities in the Federal Republic; assessment of current and earlier financial situation of the city; management or municipal representation as primary influencing factor in establishing the budget as well as in the distribution of expenses in individual areas; areas for reductions or increases in municipal budget; expenditure preferences; extent of consideration of wishes of the population in individual task areas; preferred areas for use of unexpected additional revenues; most important personal decisions in municipal representation; re-organizations conducted in local government; initiator of these changes; attitudes to establishment of advisory councils for foreigners and seniors; attitude to city partnerships with the Third World, increased citizen participation, the right for foreigners to vote in municipal elections and approval of plans to support women in local government; part of town or entire city as guideline for ballot decisions in the municipal parliament; postmaterialism index; moral orientations; identification with position of one´s own party; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; self-characterization; open-mindedness regarding new things; intensity of influence of other parties, groups and organizations (trade unions, clubs, citizen initiatives, chamber of commerce, local media, churches etc.) on financial policy decisions; general judgement on these groups and assessment of the frequency with which the ideas of these groups and organizations regarding financial policy are given consideration in council decisions; designation of the most influencial groups and most influencial persons; areas pushing through most strongly; classification of the importance of municipal tasks in the past, in the present and in the future; length of municipal mandate; functions exercised; religiousness; party affiliation; union membership; length of local residency.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-02 / 1992
    Bamberg, Bonn, Ludwigshafen and Wiesbaden from February 1991 to April 1991, Heilbronn and Ulm in the summer 1992.
Geographic Coverage
  • Bonn (DE-NW-BON)
  • Heilbronn (DE-BW-HEN)
  • Ludwigshafen (DE-RP-LUH)
  • Wiesbaden (DE-HE-WIB)
  • Bamberg (DE-BY-BAM)
  • Ulm (DE-BW-ULM)
Sampling
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census among the council members
Collection Mode
  • Written survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 195
    Number of Variables: 340
Availability
Delivery
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2475 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Gabriel, Oscar W.; Ahlstich, Katja; Brettschneider, Frank; Kunz, Volker; Löwenhaupt, Stefan: Neue Prioritäten für die kommunale Finanzpolitik? Ergebnisse einer vergleichenden Städtestudie. In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, B 22-23/92, S. 23-35.
  • Gabriel, Oscar W.; Brettschneider, Frank; Kunz, Volker: Responsivität bundesdeutscher Kommunalpolitiker. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 34, 1993, Heft 1, S. 29- 46.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Gabriel, Oscar W.; Ahlstich, Katja; Brettschneider, Frank; Czarnecki, Thomas; Kunz, Volker et. al. (1994): Einstellungen der Gemeinderatsmitglieder aus sechs westdeutschen kreisfreien Städten zu kommunalpolitischen Fragen. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2475