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Coalition formation: the role of procedure and policy flexibility

Eligius Hendrix (), Annelies de Ridder (), Agnieszka Rusinowska and Elena Saiz
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Eligius Hendrix: Logistics, Decision and Information Sciences, Wageningen University - Wageningen University, Logistics, Decision and Information Sciences - WUR - Wageningen University and Research [Wageningen]
Annelies de Ridder: Nijmegen School of Management - Nijmegen School of Management - Radboud University [Nijmegen]
Elena Saiz: Nijmegen School of Management - Nijmegen School of Management - Radboud University [Nijmegen]

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Abstract: A spatial model of coalition formation is used together with data from Dutch elections and theoretical instances to study different procedures of coalition formation. The model shows that procedure plays an important role in reaching a coalition agreement and that political parties do not necessarily benefit from being a first-mover. Moreover, it is shown that a decrease in a party's flexibility can be (dis)advantageous in coalition negotiations. Furthermore, certain power sharing tactics appear not always to lead to an agreement that is in a party's advantage. The main message put forward is that the procedure of forming a coalition plays a more important role than is usually acknowledged in literature and practice.

Keywords: Coalition formation; Elections; Maneuvering space; Step-by-step procedure; Simultaneous procedure; Minimal winning coalition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013-05
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Published in Group Decision and Negotiation, 2013, 22 (3), pp.407-427. ⟨10.1007/s10726-011-9276-0⟩

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DOI: 10.1007/s10726-011-9276-0

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