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Who Gets into Government?: Coalition Formation in European Democracies
University of Bremen.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6613-4242
2013 (English)In: West European Politics, ISSN 0140-2382, E-ISSN 1743-9655, Vol. 36, no 4, 683-703 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article investigates different dynamics in government formation in 16 Western and 10 Central-Eastern European democracies during the post-war period. The study provides the first systematic comparison of determinants of participation in government in the East and the West. Applying mixed effects logit regression models while taking into account missing values in the dataset, the results demonstrate substantial differences between the two regions and show that most of the existing findings about participation in government are driven by Western democracies. Policy-based factors are relevant in Western countries, but no indications were found for these factors in Central-East European democracies where membership of government is mainly the result of electoral gains and losses.

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Routledge, 2013. Vol. 36, no 4, 683-703 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-71496DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2013.783347ISI: 000320359000001OAI: diva2:624342
Available from: 2013-05-31 Created: 2013-05-31 Last updated: 2014-12-16Bibliographically approved

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