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Does bicameralism promote stability? Inter-institutional relations and coalition formation in the European Parliament

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dc.contributor.author Costello, Rory
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-03T11:26:50Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-03T11:26:50Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5067
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In the European Parliament, different coalitions form from one vote to the next. To understand the process of coalition formation it is necessary to consider the inter-institutional context in which decisions are made. This paper develops hypotheses regarding how changes in the relations between the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers affect coalition formation in the European Parliament. The hypotheses are tested using roll-call data from the 5th parliamentary term. In line with expectations, it is found that coalition patterns are more consistent in relation to final decisions under the codecision procedure (when both institutions come to an agreement) than they are under the consultation procedure. Furthermore, the closer relations between the institutions have increased the importance of the median party group on the left-right dimension in coalition formation. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries West European Politics;34 (1), pp. 122-144
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2011.523548
dc.rights This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in West European Politics © 2011 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2011.523548 en_US
dc.subject bicameralism en_US
dc.subject coalitions en_US
dc.subject European Parliament en_US
dc.title Does bicameralism promote stability? Inter-institutional relations and coalition formation in the European Parliament en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1380431


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