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Explaining Democratic Government: Background Considerations

Ian Budge and Hans Keman

in Parties and Democracy

Published in print September 1993 | ISBN: 9780198279259
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598883 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198279256.003.0002

Series: Comparative European Politics

 Explaining Democratic Government: Background Considerations

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The comparative, statistical approach adopted in this book needs theoretical ideas to guide it. This chapter specifies the general shape of a satisfactory explanation and shows how the hypotheses proposed and tested in this book relates to other rational choices and mathematical accounts of party government in democracies.

Keywords: coalition theories; core; office; parties; policies

Chapter.  10706 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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