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, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Randall Calvert
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521438365

ISBN-13: 9780521438360

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Offering a theoretical argument about how parliamentary democracy works, the authors formulate a model of how parties create new governments and either maintain them in office or, after a resignation or no-confidence vote, replace them.

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Offering a theoretical argument about how parliamentary democracy works, the authors formulate a model of how parties create new governments and either maintain them in office or, after a resignation or no-confidence vote, replace them.

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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