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The Puzzle of Backbench Assent

David M. Willumsen

in The Acceptance of Party Unity in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805434
eISBN:
9780191843501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805434.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces the two aims of the book. First, how to measure the role played by policy preferences for achieving party unity in floor votes, that is, to what extent parliamentary parties ... More


The Acceptance of Party Unity in Parliamentary Democracies

David M. Willumsen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805434
eISBN:
9780191843501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805434.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The central argument of this book is that voting unity in European legislatures is not primarily the result of the ‘disciplining’ power of the leadership of parliamentary parties, but rather the ... More


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