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Why ‘hung’ parliaments and coalitions are normal in western Europe

Mitchell, Paul (2010) Why ‘hung’ parliaments and coalitions are normal in western Europe. British Politics and Policy at LSE (06 May 2010) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The British media, and Tory and Labour politicians, often treat a parliament with no overall majority for one party as something unusual or disastrous, a position taken to new extremes in a recent Conservative party election broadcast, or the Daily Mail front-page cartoon showing Britannia sleep-walking over a cliff face. Paul Mitchell of LSE’s Government Department looks more coolly at the coalition possibilities that may come into play once the results are known.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2010 The author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > Government
Departments > Methodology
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2011 14:21
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39542/

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