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Parties and Democracy: Coalition Formation and Government Functioning in Twenty States

Ian Budge and Hans Keman

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279259
eISBN:
9780191598883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279256.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Parties are the central institution through which mass representative democracies now work. This book covers four aspects of their activities at governmental level—the actual formation and ... More


A Game-Theoretic Perspective on Coalition Formation

Debraj Ray

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207954
eISBN:
9780191709104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207954.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The formation of coalitions to achieve both collaborative and competitive goals is a phenomenon we see all around us. The list of examples of this phenomenon is long and varied: production cartels, ... More


Understanding Reforms: Post-1991 India

Suresh Tendulkar and T.A. Bhavani

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198085584
eISBN:
9780199082087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085584.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book analyses the background and context of the reforms since 1991, while tracing the remarkable transformation of India from a slow-growing economy to one of the fastest in the world. It ... More


Introduction

Debraj Ray

in A Game-Theoretic Perspective on Coalition Formation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207954
eISBN:
9780191709104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207954.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This introductory chapter describes the problem studied in the remainder of the book: what happens when a group of agents get together to write one or more agreements. If a subgroup forms a ... More


Parliaments and Coalitions: The Role of Legislative Institutions in Multiparty Governance

Lanny W. Martin and Georg Vanberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199607884
eISBN:
9780191729676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607884.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Coalition governments are the norm in most of the world’s parliamentary democracies. Because these governments are comprised of multiple political parties, they are subject to tensions that are ... More


Sidelined: From 9/11 to August 19, 2003

David M. Malone

in The International Struggle Over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980-2005

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199278572
eISBN:
9780191604119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278571.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the fourth phase of UN involvement in Iraq, in which it was largely sidelined. Negotiations within the Security Council in late 2002 and early 2003 resulted in deadlock, and ... More


Crisis of Confidence: Annus Horribilis and a ‘Vital’ Role

David M. Malone

in The International Struggle Over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980-2005

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199278572
eISBN:
9780191604119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278571.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines events in Iraq during the most recent fifth phase of UN involvement. Having been largely sidelined on Iraq in the fourth phase, the UN underwent a Crisis of Confidence between ... More


Actor Constellations and Interest Coalitions: Labor, Employers, and the State

Bernhard Ebbinghaus

in Reforming Early Retirement in Europe, Japan and the USA

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199286119
eISBN:
9780191604089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286116.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter discusses how the state, employers, and organized labor promote and reform early retirement policies. What interests do workers, employers, and workplace representatives have in using ... More


Collective Rationality: Equilibrium in Cooperative Games

Paul Weirich

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388381
eISBN:
9780199866700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388381.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

A theory of collective rationality identifies collective acts that are evaluable for rationality and formulates principles for their evaluation. This book argues that a group's act is evaluable for ... More


Discourse Versus Advocacy Coalitions: Interpreting Policy Change and Learning

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the second of two chapters that present a more detailed examination of the ways in which social constructions are produced and negotiated in public politics through the medium of discourse. ... More


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