Making and Breaking Governments: Cabinets and Legislatures in Parliamentary Democracies / Edition 1

Making and Breaking Governments: Cabinets and Legislatures in Parliamentary Democracies / Edition 1

by Michael Laver
     
 

Making and Breaking Governments theorizes on how parties create, maintain, or replace new governments.See more details below

Overview

Making and Breaking Governments theorizes on how parties create, maintain, or replace new governments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521438360
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Series editors' preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. The Context: 1. Theory, institutions, and government formation; 2. The social context of government formation; 3. The government formation process; Part II. The Model: 4. Government equilibrium; 5. Strong parties; Part III. Empirical Investigations: 6. Two cases: Germany, 1987; Ireland, 1992–3; 7. Theoretical implications, data, and operationalization; 8. Exploring the model: a comparative perspective; 9. A multivariate investigation of portfolio allocation; Part IV. Applications, Extensions, and Conclusions: 10. Party systems and cabinet stability; 11. Making the model more realistic; 12. Party politics and administrative reform; 13. Governments and parliaments; Bibliography.

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