Members of the Reichstag in the Empire 1867/71-1918

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Best, Heinrich (Institut für angewandte Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Social Research
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    Investigation on the connection between the character of the social system and the type of power organization in Germany during the era of the Empire depicted through the structure and behavior of leading parliamentary groups. Topics: a) Collective biography (information on title, education or occupational training, seat, political functions, seats in state parliaments with functions conducted there, emigration, membership in clubs or organizations, political protest and persecution, professional career with times for specific events). b) Roll-call votes (currently only for the first four Reichstags).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1867 / 1871
  • 1871 / 1918
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
    North German Confederation
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Sampled Universe
All 2774 members of the Constituting North German Reichstag, of the Ordentlichen Norddeutschen Reichstag/Zollparlament and the Reichstag 1871 to 1918
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Files and content analysis of biographical lexicons, of parliamentary handbooks, minutes of parliament and other archive material.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2774
    Number of Variables: 255
See also ZA-Study No. 8007: Representatives in the Reichstag in the Weimar Republic 1919-1933.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8006 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Best, Heinrich: Politische Modernisierung und parlamentarische Führungsgruppen in Deutschland 1867-1918. In: Historical Social Research/Historische Sozialforschung 13, 1988, No. 1, S. 5-74.
  • Best, Heinrich: Mandat ohne Macht, Strukturprobleme des deutschen Parlamentarismus 1867-1933. In: Heinrich Best (Hrsg.): Politik und Milieu. Wahl und Elitenforschung im historischen und interkulturellen Vergleich. St. Katharinen: Scripta Mercaturae 1989.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23