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Bargaining theory and portfolio payoffs in European coalition governments 1945-83

Schofield, Norman and Laver, Michael (1985) Bargaining theory and portfolio payoffs in European coalition governments 1945-83. British Journal of Political Science, 15 (2). pp. 143-164. ISSN 0007-1234. doi:10.1017/S0007123400004130.

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Coalition formation has been the subject of much theoretical work in the past decade or so. The theories that have been way or another, upon assumptions about the ways in accruing to a particular coalition is distributed among its less empirical work has been done on the process of payoff some of the fundamental assumptions of coalition theories, at their practical application to coalition governments, have tested. Several theories of payoff distribution have been however. It is the purpose of this article to test the application theories to the practice of coalition government in Europe. We begin by looking in more detail at the role of payoff theories formation. We then review both the theoretical and coalition payoffs, especially those payoffs denominated in posts. This sets the scene for a comparative testing of three proportional payoffs, the bargaining set and the kernel, in terms of each theory to predict portfolio payoffs in twelve post-systems. This study is conducted both on a general and a basis, since past analyses have demonstrated that differences are at least as significant as those between theories.

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Additional Information:© 1985 Cambridge University Press. University research was supported by a Nuffield Foundation grant on political contribution was written while he was a Hallsworth Fellow in Political University and then a Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar at the Technology. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Meeting, Helmsholm, Denmark, April 1983. Thanks are due to Ian Budge, Großman for their comments and for making available their unpublished Bowler for his research assistance. Formerly SSWP 490.
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Subject Keywords:Political parties, Bargaining theory, Coalition bargaining, Government cabinets, Liberalism, Game theory, Coalition governments, Bargaining power, Multiple regression, Social democratic parties
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