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The Relationship Between Party and Coalition Policy in Europe: An Empirical Synthesis

  • Ian Budge
  • M. J. Laver
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Abstract

The idea that government policy is affected by the policies of government members is at the heart of the theory of representative democracy. If government policy does not respond to the policies of elected government members, after all, then the purpose of having elections is obscure.

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Policy Position Government Coalition Policy Negotiation Party Membership Government Member 
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© M. J. Laver and Ian Budge 1992

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  • Ian Budge
  • M. J. Laver

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