Unnatural partners: coalescence in Israeli local government

@article{Tuttnauer2020UnnaturalPC,
  title={Unnatural partners: coalescence in Israeli local government},
  author={Or Tuttnauer and Avital Friedman},
  journal={Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties},
  year={2020},
  volume={30},
  pages={358 - 378}
}
ABSTRACT A prominent finding in coalition formation literature is that the underlying political rationale at the subnational level largely follows that of the one revealed by the classic literature on national coalitions. The Israeli political system is extremely centralized, with a local government that is highly dependent on its national counterpart. One could expect such a setting to result in local party behaviour that closely resembles the national one. However, as we show, this is far… 
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