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Coalition Formation

  • Laurent Bernhard
  • Hanspeter Kriesi
Part of the Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century Series book series (CDC)

Abstract

Unlike in the literature on representative democracy, hardly any attention is paid to the process of coalition formation in the context of direct democracy. To our knowledge, Manweller (2005); Bowler & Hanneman (2006); and Kriesi (2005, 2006) are the only studies which explicitly address this issue. In this chapter, we take a closer look at the process of coalition formation in the context of Swiss direct-democratic campaigns. We argue that in these campaigns, the conditions for coalition formation are quite different from those obtaining in representative democracy. This has major implications for the way coalitions are formed and have to be examined.

Keywords

Coalition Formation Coalition Structure Direct Democracy Core Belief Representative Democracy 
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© Laurent Bernhard and Hanspeter Kriesi 2011

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  • Laurent Bernhard
  • Hanspeter Kriesi

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