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ZA0019: Parliamentarians and Defense

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Wildenmann, Rudolf; Schatz, Heribert; Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (1966): Parliamentarians and Defense. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0019 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0019
TitleParliamentarians and Defense
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1966)
Date of Collection1964 - 1964
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf
  • Schatz, Heribert
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter - Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität Köln


AbstractFactors of parliamentary decision-making processes and development of an informed opinion on defense policy. Topics: Committees in which development of an informed opinion takes place, differences according to individual parties; conduct of committee members according to factual or party political considerations; significance of the parliamentary party executive for coordination of various opinions; judgement on support of committees by the ministries; attitude to a coordination committee between governing party and opposition and expansion of the scientific apparatus for support of committees; attitude to hearings; influence of NATO on national defense policy and influences on the defense conception of NATO; desire for unified appearance of party and parliamentary party in defense questions; judgement on defense expenditures and adaptation difficulties of the economy in disarmament measures; branches of industry dependent on arms production; perceived financing possibilities for an increasing defense household; consideration of national economic factors in defense policy decisions; suspected interest of voters in defense questions; preferred defense concept and most important prerequisites for an effective deterrence strategy; attitude to nuclear weapons and the defense policy of de Gaulle; attitude to doing without the American defense guarantee; technical information used; party membership; type of mandate (direct or list); length of belonging to parliament and the defense committee. Demography: occupation; religious denomination; school education; age; marital status; sex. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; interest in interview; disturbances during the interview; interview surroundings; subjective judgement on length of interview and actual length of interview.
Categories Categories
  • Armed Forces, Defense, Military Affairs
Topics Topics
  • 11.3 Conflict, security and peace


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseMembers of the German Federal Parliament as well as census of the members of the defense committee
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Simple random selection
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorForschungsinstitut fuer Politische Wissenschaft und Europaeische Fragen, Universitaet zu Koeln; Lehrstuhl fuer politische Wissenschaft, Wirtschaftshochschule Mannheim
Date of Collection
  • 1964

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

Number of Units: 80
Number of Variables: 132
Data Type: Mehrfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


  • Schatz, Heribert: Der parlamentarische Entscheidungsprozeß: Bedingungen der verteidigungspolitischen Willensbildung im Deutschen Bundestag. Meisenheim am Glan: Hain 1970 (Mannheimer Sozialwissenschaftliche Studien; Bd. 1)
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