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Political Parties And Coalition Formation

  • Dhillon, Amrita

    (Department of Economics, University of Warwick,)

This chapter gives a flavour of recent theoretical work on coalition formation and political parties. I survey recent work on both pre-election coalition formation and post election coalition (or government) formation. A number of alternative rationales for the formation of parties are compared with the help of some illustrative examples.

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Paper provided by University of Warwick, Department of Economics in its series The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) with number 697.

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Length: 60 pages
Date of creation: 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wrk:warwec:697
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