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It remains to be seen whether Parliament is cut out for coalition

Wilks-Heeg, Stuart, Blick, Andrew and Crone, Stephen (2013) It remains to be seen whether Parliament is cut out for coalition. Democratic Audit UK (15 May 2013). Website.

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The long periods between 1945 and 1970, and 1979 to 2010 proved that the British political system is adept at producing stable one-party Government. Now though, this looks set to change, with long-term polling trends suggest that coalition could become the rule, rather than the exception. While the current Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition has shown itself to be robust at ‘elite’ evel, it is beginning to fray in parliament as the 2015 election draws closer. While Chris Gilson has taken a more recent look at how the current Coalition might end, Stuart Wilks-Heeg, Andrew Blick, and Stephen Crone examined Parliament’s ability to effectively create and support stable Governments in the 2012 Democratic Audit of the UK.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 13:44
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:16

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