Government Formation

Ian Budge and Hans Keman

in Parties and Democracy

Published in print September 1993 | ISBN: 9780198279259
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598883 | DOI:

Series: Comparative European Politics

 Government Formation

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Examines whether the hierarchical rules for government formation actually do describe the way parties form governments in the 20 post‐war democracies. An overall predictive success of 0.81 of all governments is achieved so it seems that they do.

Keywords: coalitions; government formation; predictions

Chapter.  8731 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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