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Intra-party politics and coalition governments

Giannetti, Daniela and Benoit, Kenneth, eds. (2008) Intra-party politics and coalition governments. Routledge/ECPR studies in European political science. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415462259

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Abstract

This book explores how intra-party politics affects government formation and termination in parliamentary systems, where the norm is the formation of coalition governments. The authors look beyond party cohesion and discipline in parliamentary democracies to take a broader view, assuming a diversity of preferences among party members and then exploring the incentives that give rise to coordinated party behaviour at the electoral, legislative and executive levels. The chapters in this book share a common analytical framework, confronting theoretical models of government formation with empirical data, some drawn from cross-national analyses and others from theoretically structured case studies. A distinctive feature of the book is that it explores the impact of intra-party politics at different levels of government: national, local and EU. This offers the opportunity to investigate existing theories of coalition formation in new political settings. Finally, the book offers a range of innovative methods for investigating intra-party politics which, for example, creates a need to estimate the policy positions of individual politicians inside political parties. This book will be of interest to political scientists, especially scholars involved in research on political parties, parliamentary systems, coalition formation and legislative behaviour, multilevel governance, European and EU politics.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.routledge.com/
Additional Information: © 2008 The editors and contributors
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > Methodology
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2013 10:26
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/48207

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