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Regional Government Formation in Varying Multilevel Contexts: A Comparison of Eight European Countries

Bäck, Hanna and Debus, Marc and Müller, Jochen and Bäck, Henry (2012) 'Regional Government Formation in Varying Multilevel Contexts: A Comparison of Eight European Countries.' Regional Studies, 47 (3). pp. 368-387. ISSN 0034-3404

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Abstract

Although governance in multilevel settings has become a prominent research field in political science, there are few comparative studies that focus on explaining sub-national coalition outcomes in such settings. This paper sets out to study regional government formation in eight European countries and it builds on a dataset that covers information on the policy preferences of parties drawn from regional election manifestos. The results show that parties at the regional level are likely to form congruent coalitions, that is, ‘copying’ the patterns of national government formation, and that they are more likely to do so in specific regional contexts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Government formation; coalition theories; multi-level systems; content analysis of policy documents; regional authority
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2013 10:46
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 11:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/8253

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