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On the evaluation of power in parliaments and government formation


  • Nicolas Andjiga
  • Daoud Badirou
  • Boniface Mbih



This paper is devoted to the study of power in Parliaments. We explain how the power of coalitions can be computed after elections. We add to the existing literature by using this analysis to predict what government may emerge from these elections. Copyright Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2007

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  • Nicolas Andjiga & Daoud Badirou & Boniface Mbih, 2007. "On the evaluation of power in parliaments and government formation," Constitutional Political Economy, Springer, vol. 18(2), pages 69-82, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:copoec:v:18:y:2007:i:2:p:69-82 DOI: 10.1007/s10602-006-9012-y

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    Power indices; Parliamentary method; Core; Coalition formation; C71;

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    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games


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