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The Distribution of Ministries

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/10.1093/0198279256.003.0005

Series: Comparative European Politics

 The Distribution of Ministries

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The policy goals sought by parties in the various ideological ‘families’ are specified and flow diagrams created of how relevant ministries should be distributed among parties in government under various coalition combinations. The comparative data is matched to these to see how far they work. An overall predictive success rate of 0.75 is obtained.

Keywords: distribution; flow diagrams; goals; ministries; party families

Chapter.  13814 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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