Regional Government Formation in Varying Multilevel Contexts: A Comparison of Eight European Countries

Bäck, Hanna ; Debus, Marc ; Müller, Jochen ; Bäck, Henry

Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2013
The title of a journal, publication series: Regional Studies
Volume: 47
Issue number: 3
Page range: 368-387
Place of publication: Abingdon
Publishing house: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN: 0034-3404
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
School of Social Sciences > Politikwissenschaft, Vergleichende Regierungslehre (Debus 2012-)
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: Although governance in multilevel settings has become a prominent research field in political science, there are few comparative studies that focus on explaining sub-national coalition outcomes in such settings. This paper sets out to study regional government formation in eight European countries and it builds on a dataset that covers information on the policy preferences of parties drawn from regional election manifestos. The results show that parties at the regional level are likely to form congruent coalitions, that is, ‘copying’ the patterns of national government formation, and that they are more likely to do so in specific regional contexts.

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