Representatives in the Reichstag in the Weimar Republic 1919-1933

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 Weimar Republic depicted through the structure and behavior of leading parliamentary groups. Topics: Collective biography (information on title, education or occupational training, information on seat, political function, seats in state parliaments with functions exercised there, emigration, membership in clubs and organizations, political protest and persecution, professional career with times for specific events).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1919 / 1933
Geographic Coverage
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Sampled Universe
All 1794 members of the Weimar National Assembly and the Reichstag from 1920 to 1933 the Reichstag which emerged from the March elections of 1933.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Files and content analysis of biographical lexicons, of parliamentary handbooks, minutes of parliament and other archive materials.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1794
    Number of Variables: 377
See also ZA-Study No. 8006: Members of the Reichstag in the Empire 1867/71-1918.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8007 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 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.
  • Best, Heinrich: Elite Structure and Regime (Dis)continuity in Germany 1867-1933: The Case of Parliamentary Leadership Groups. In: German History, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1990, S. 1-27

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23