Using MP statements to explain voting behaviour in the German Bundestag : An individual level test of the Competing Principals Theory

@inproceedings{Sieberer2015UsingMS,
  title={Using MP statements to explain voting behaviour in the German Bundestag : An individual level test of the Competing Principals Theory},
  author={U H Ravens Sieberer},
  year={2015}
}
Why do members of parliament (MPs) vote against the party line? Recent explanations of party unity focus on MPs crosspressured between the demands of competing principals such as their party and local constituencies. This article tests key claims of the Competing Principals Theory on the level of individual deputies. It relies on public statements in which… CONTINUE READING