Edited by Michael Laver
Edited by Kenneth A. Shepsle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:1996
Online Publication Date:January 2010
Making and Breaking Governments offers a theoretical argument about how parliamentary democracy works. The authors formulate a theoretical model of how parties create new governments and either maintain them in office or, after a resignation or no-confidence vote, replace them. The theory involves strategic interaction, derives consequences, formulates empirical hypotheses on the basis of these, and tests the hypotheses with data drawn from the postwar European experience with parliamentary democracy.
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