Standing apart and sitting together: enforcing coalition agreements in multiparty systems

@inproceedings{Timmermans2006StandingAA,
  title={Standing apart and sitting together: enforcing coalition agreements in multiparty systems},
  author={Arco Timmermans},
  year={2006}
}
One of the most obvious questions to be asked about coalition governments is what these governments do, but this question has received little systematic attention from coalition researchers. A key element of coalition governance that may inform our empirical knowledge of the actions of government – their origin, organization and results – is coalition agreements. Party leaders negotiating a new government invest time in writing coalition agreements, and they do this because they expect… CONTINUE READING
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