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When to coalesce: early versus late coalition announcement in an experimental democracy

Goodin, Robert; Güth, Werner; Sausgruber, Rupert

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In multi-party democracies, several parties usually have to join together in coalition to form government. Many aspects of that process have been fairly fully investigated, others less so. Among the latter is the timing of the formation and announcement of coalitions. While the dominant popular image may be one of parties meeting together after the election to hammer out a coalition agreement, pre-election coalitions of one sort or another are actually quite common. In almost half of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007-12-07
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10440/645
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/10440/645
Source: British Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1017/S0007123408000094

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