Search for dissertations about: "coalition governments"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 swedish dissertations containing the words coalition governments.

  1. 1. Constitutional rules and party goals in coalition formation : an analysis of winning minority governments in Sweden

    Author : Torbjörn Bergman; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Coalition theory; government formation; winning minority governments; support party; parliamentary democracy; constitutional rules; constitutional design; new institutionalism; multiple party goals; expected utility model; bargaining position;

    Abstract : This study starts with two theoretical puzzles within the rational choice oriented literature on government formation in parliamentary democracies: the relative importance of constitutional rules and the existence of multiple party goals. From these puzzles stem the research questions that guide the study: First, what is the theoretical and empirical link between constitutional arrangements (including rules) and party goals? Second, what are the goals of political parties and how can these be studied? Third, relative to the goals of political parties and other constitutional arrangements, what is the importance of government formation rules for the empirical record of minority and majority governments?Coalition theory provides the theoretical starting point from which the research questions stem. READ MORE

  2. 2. Strategic Voting under Coalition Governments

    Author : Annika Fredén; Sverige Lund Universitet Department of Political Science Faculty of Social Sciences; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; strategic; voting; coalitions; PR-systems; Statsvetenskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : If a voter defects from preference under the consideration of policy outcomes and others' behavior, it is a "strategic vote". This thesis relates voters' strategic considerations to the government formation process: the chances for a party to gain seats, enter office, and affect overall policies. READ MORE

  3. 3. Strategic Voting under Coalition Governments

    Author : Annika Fredén; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; strategic; voting; coalitions; proportional representation;

    Abstract : If a voter defects from preference under the consideration of policy outcomes and others' behavior, it is a "strategic vote". This thesis relates voters' strategic considerations to the government formation process: the chances for a party to gain seats, enter office, and affect overall policies. READ MORE

  4. 4. Explaining Coalitions : Evidence and Lessons From Studying Coalition Formation in Swedish Local Government

    Author : Hanna Bäck; Jörgen Hermansson; Jan Teorell; Michael Laver; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political science; Coalition formation; government formation; coalition theory; bargaining; political parties; local government; Swedish politics; Statsvetenskap; Political science; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to better understand coalition formation. To date, a vast number of theories have been presented with the goal to explain coalition outcomes. READ MORE

  5. 5. Parties, Majorities, Incumbencies : Four essays in political economics

    Author : Christian Odendahl; David Strömberg; Jakob Svensson; Eva Mörk; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; elections; political economics; close elections; local spending; local taxation; voter transition; incumbency; coalition governments; voting power; regression discontinuity; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four self-contained essays on political economics. The first paper studies the impact of having one party in government versus a coalition of parties, where the exogenous variation in the type of government stems from close election outcomes. READ MORE