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Cabinets and Coalition Bargaining: The Democratic Life Cycle in Western Europe provides a comprehensive analysis of coalition politics in Western Europe over the post-1945 period. It champions a dynamic approach using bargaining and transaction cost theory to understand the 'life cycle' of parliamentary politics. After a review of the literature the theory chapter addresses the roles of bargaining and transaction costs in coalition governance. Eight comparative chapters address the topics of government formation, cabinet membership, coalition agreements, portfolio allocation, conflict management, cabinet termination and duration, and the electoral consequences of coalition politics. The book is based on the most comprehensive data set ever employed in coalition studies, which includes both coalitional and single-party countries and governments. Each chapter provides a comparative overview of its topic and state-of-the art statistical analysis. Conceptually and empirically the study argues for an integrated approach to coalition politics, stressing six clusters of explanatory factors: country-specific and temporal circumstances, 'structural attributes', actors' preferences, institutions, the bargaining environment, and 'critical events'. While the importance of different causal factors varies between the various phases of the parliamentary life cycle, no facet of coalition politics can be understood without reference to several of these factors. Comparative Politics is a series for students and teachers of political science that deals with contemporary issues in comparative government and politics. The General Editors are David M. Farrell, Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics and Head of School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester and Alfio Mastropaolo, University of Turin. The series is published in association with the European Consortium for Political Research.Biografía del autor:
Kaare Strom is a Professor in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Minority Government and Majority Rule; co-editor of Challenges to Political Parties, Policy, Office or Votes?, Coalition Governments in Western Europe (OUP 2000), Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies (OUP 2003), and the textbook Comparative Politics Today: A World View. He has published numerous articles in such scholarly journals as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the European Journal of Political Research. Wolfgang C. Muller is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Mannheim and former Director of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). His book publications include Policy, Office, or Votes? How Political Parties in Western Europe Make Hard Decisions, Coalition Governments in Western Europe (OUP 2000), and Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies (OUP 2003). Torbjorn Bergman is a Professor in Political Science at the University of Umea. His book publications include Delegation and Accountability in European Integration: The Nordic Parliamentary Democracies and the European Union, Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies (OUP 2003), and Democratic Institutions in Decline?. His articles have appeared in journals such as European Journal of Political Research, Journal of European Public Policy, Government and Opposition, Party Politics, and Scandinavian Political Studies. "
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Buchbeschreibung OUP Oxford, 2008. Hardcover. Zustand: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 3051535
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, USA, 2008. Hardcover. Zustand: Used: Good. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers SONG0198297866