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Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)

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BASABE-SERRANO, Santiago. Discrete Legislative Careers under Weak Party Institutionalization: A Theoretical Proposal and Empirical Evidence Applied to the Ecuadorian Legislature, 1979-2007. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2018, vol.38, n.1, pp.1-23. ISSN 0718-090X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/s0718-090x2018000100001.

This article analyzes the professional careers of legislators who conclude their terms and retire from electoral politics. The study uses a mixed-methods approach, drawing on data from interviews, media reports, secondary source material, and an original database of Ecuadorian legislators’ political careers between 1979 and 2007. Counterintuitively, the findings suggest that nearly half of Ecuadorian deputies have what Schlesinger (1966) termed discreet legislative careers. In addition, the article argues that weak political party institutionalization, understood as the monopolization of candidate selection mechanisms by party leaders, explains this type of political behavior. Following this theoretical argument, which contradicts the theories of electoral connection and political ambition, discreet political careers appear to constitute a pattern of systematic political behavior in some Latin American legislatures.

Palabras clave : Legislative careers; Ecuador; political parties; weak institutionalization; political behavior; Latin America.

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