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Pathologies or progress? Evaluating the effects of divided government and party volatility

Yap, Fiona; Kim, Youngmi


A vast body of literature emphasizes that successful political development relies on stable and united political parties that underpin clear and responsive policymaking. By this perspective, divided government and party volatility represent pathologies that imperil political accountability and development. Indeed, studies contend that divided government - where different parties control the executive and legislative branches of government - lead to policy deadlock while party volatility -...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Japanese Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1017/S1468109908003137


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