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Coalitions in West European Democracies

Schofield, Norman (1983) Coalitions in West European Democracies. Social Science Working Paper, 483. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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The duration and type of coalition governments in twelve European countries in the period 1945-1983 are considered. It is argued that the distribution of party size, on a one dimensional policy dimension, conditions the bargaining process between parties and thus the type of coalition that forms and the average duration of government. On this basis the twelve countries are divided into four groups.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Working Paper)
Additional Information:Presented at the Research Meeting on the Future of Party Government, European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy, June 1982 and the International Political Studies Association XII World Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 1982. This material is based upon work supported by a Nuffield Grant on Political Stability. Thanks are due to Eric Browne, Ian Budge, Larry Dodd, Manfred Holler, Martin Paldam, Bill Riker, Ken Shepsle either for comments or for making available unpublished work, and to Sean Bowler for his research assistance.
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Issue or Number:483
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Deposited By: Jacquelyn Bussone
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