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Research from Sweden and the Netherlands shows that ‘bloc’ politics leads to a greater degree of adversity in legislatures

Louwerse, Tom, Otjes, Simon, Willumsen, David M. and Öhberg, Patrik (2016) Research from Sweden and the Netherlands shows that ‘bloc’ politics leads to a greater degree of adversity in legislatures. Democratic Audit UK (29 Feb 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Proponents of electoral reform in the UK often point to the more consensual nature of democracy in continental European countries as a justification for their position, but this isn’t always the case. For example, as Tom Louwerse, Simon Otjes, David M. Willumsen and Patrik Öhberg show, Sweden’s parliamentarians are notable for their adversarial behaviour when compared to the MPs of the Netherlands. They argue that adversarial ‘bloc’ politics is more likely to lead to adversarial behaviour.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 08:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80829

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