Coalition-Formation and Centre—Periphery Relations in a National Political Party

@article{Laffin2007CoalitionFormationAC,
  title={Coalition-Formation and Centre—Periphery Relations in a National Political Party},
  author={M. Laffin},
  journal={Party Politics},
  year={2007},
  volume={13},
  pages={651 - 668}
}
  • M. Laffin
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
  • Party Politics
  • The case of the British Liberal Democrats provides important evidence of the operations of national parties in devolved systems, the dynamics of sub-national coalition-formation and the impact of national parties on public policy in devolved systems. In their participation in coalition governments in Scotland and Wales, the Liberal Democrats have acted as a nationalized but not a centralized party, despite the devolved nature of their federal constitution. The Liberal Democrat elites at the… CONTINUE READING
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