The Parliament of the Revolution

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Roß, Sabine
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    1) Collective biographical analysis of the delegates’ life-cycles, who belonged to the first ‘Raetekongress’ in December 1918. The investigation concentrates especially on the political and professional career patterns of the delegates before their delegation to the so called ‘Raetekongress’. 2) Content analysis of Congress transcripts and relevant articles in the press. Topics: a) Variables of the life-cycle: - school and occupational training - occupation held at the time of the Raetekongress - offices held in politics and in the worker movement (Members of the Reichstag at the time of the Kaiserreich/ the Weimar Republic, Members of the Land Parliaments at the time of the Kaiserreich/the Weimar Republic); b) Analysis of Congress organization (management of rules of procedure - speech activity, speech frequency, petitions - creation of fractions, working groups, etc.).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1918 / 1919
Geographic Coverage
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Sampled Universe
489 representatives of the first ´Raetekongress´ whose mandates were demonstrably declared valid by the mandate verification commission of the ´Raetekongress´.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Systematic processing of printed sources: published Congress transcripts and numerous daily newspapers.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 489
    Number of Variables: 25
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8067 (Type: ZA-No.)

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