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The acceptance of party unity in parliamentary democracies

Author: David M Willumsen
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This work seeks to explain how political parties in parliamentary countries manage to be almost perfectly united when it comes to voting in parliament.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David M Willumsen
ISBN: 9780191843501 0191843504 9780192527998 0192527991 9780198805434 0198805438
OCLC Number: 1001923284
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2017.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Cover; The Acceptance of Party Unity in Parliamentary Democracies; Copyright; Preface; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Party Names; Denmark; Iceland; Norway; Sweden; Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia; 1: The Puzzle of Backbench Assent; Legislative Parties as Non-unitary Actors; The Benefits, Costs, and Sources of Unity; Understanding Parliamentarians ́Attitudes to the Demands of Party; Loyalty, Discipline, Cohesion, Unity?; A Cross-System and Over-Time Analysis; Plan of the Book; 2: Theoretical Framework; MPs ́Incentives to Accept the Party Line (or Not) Policy Preferences and Non-pure VotingThe Lure of Re-election; The Need for Re-nomination; The Career Incentive; Executive-Legislative Relationship; Government or Opposition; Agenda-Setting Powers; Norms, Values, and Socialization; Hypotheses; From Preferences to Policy Incentives to Dissent; Case Selection and Data Quality; 3: Attitudes to Party Unity in the Nordic Countries; Introduction; The Party System(s) of the Scandinavian Countries and Iceland; Preference Incentives to Dissent in the Nordic Countries; Models, Data, and Operationalization; Results; Conclusion 4: The Acceptance of Party Unity in Sweden, 1985 to 2010Introduction; Incentives to Dissent in the Riksdag, 1985 to 2010; Understanding Swedish MPs ́Attitudes to Party Unity; Data and Operationalization; Model Analysis; Qualitative Analysis; Conclusion; 5: Perceptions of Party Unity in the Visegrád Countries; A Legislative `State of Nature?́; The Party Systems of Central and Eastern Europe in the Early 1990s; The Successor Parties; Policy Preferences and Voting Unity in the Visegrád Countries; Analysing Attitudes to Party Unity in the Visegrád Countries Attitudes to Parliamentary `Club ́Voting UnityModelling Attitudes to Unity in the Visegrád Countries; Results; The Positive and Negative Aspects of Parliamentary Club Membership; Conclusion; 6: Conclusion; Key Findings; Implications for Further Study; Appendices: Appendix to Chapter 2; Appendix to Chapter 3; Survey Questions and Manifesto Weights, Nordic Countries; Appendix to Chapter 4; Survey Questions and Manifesto Weights, Sweden 1985-2006; Alternative Model Specification (Own View or Party Line as Dependent Variable); Appendix to Chapter 5 Survey Questions Used to Measure MPs' Preferences, Visegrád CountriesView of Representation; View of Parliament's Role; References; Index
Responsibility: David M. Willumsen.

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