Government formation in Multi-Level Settings: Party Strategy and Institutional Constraints

Hardcover | April 8, 2013

byIrina Stefuriuc

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To step in government at only one level or to stay in opposition at both? To opt for a single consistent strategy or to try out various, but sometimes conflicting, formulae? To replicate coalition agreements at the federal level or to adapt them to the regional context, even if this means departing from a coherent party line? These are just some of the many questions that political parties face when attempting to form a successful coalition in multi-level polities. Through the example of Germany and Spain Dr. Stefuriuc seeks to explore how political parties form coalitions at the subnational level and in doing so develops a strong theoretical framework that revises existing models of government formation and creates explanations based on the multi-level institutional context. This excellent contribution to the subject is important reading for students and scholars of Comparative European Politics, Federalism, decentralization and Multi-level Governance.



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To step in government at only one level or to stay in opposition at both? To opt for a single consistent strategy or to try out various, but sometimes conflicting, formulae? To replicate coalition agreements at the federal level or to adapt them to the regional context, even if this means departing from a coherent party line? These are...

Irina Stefuriuc is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 10.24 × 5.65 × 0.75 inPublished:April 8, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230300839

ISBN - 13:9780230300835

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List Of Party Acronyms
List Of Tables And Graphs
Introduction
Towards A Theory Of Coalition Formation In Multi-Level Settings
Research Design – Concepts, Methods And Country Selection
Multi-Level Polities – Institutions, Decision-Making, Parties & Party Systems
Regional Coalition Governments In Spain And Germany – A Statistical Exploration
Subnational Coalition Formation As A Multi-Level Game
Coalition Formation – The Process
Conclusions – Subnational Coalition Formation In Multi-Level Settings
Appendix A: List Of Governments Included In The Conditional Logit Analysis (Only Real Governments Listed)
Appendix B: Additional Tables
Appendix C: List Of Interviews (Interviewee's Name, Party Affiliation, Location And Date)
List Of References