Governmental politics and the dynamics of multiparty competition

Michael Laver

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    The politics of coalition government is a phase in a never-ending dynamic process of multiparty political competition. Most models of coalition government are static and focus on the making or the breaking of governments, ignoring or at least holding constant all other aspects of party competition. Here, the author considers some issues that are raised by locating the politics of coalition government in a more dynamic setting.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)532-536
    Number of pages5
    JournalPolitical Research Quarterly
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Sep 2008


    • Coalitions
    • Dynamic models
    • Government formation
    • Party competition

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Sociology and Political Science


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