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Institutional Design and Party Government in Post-Communist Europe
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Institutional Design and Party Government in Post-Communist Europe

Csaba Nikolenyi

Abstract

This book examines the institutional foundations of coalition government in the ten post-communist democracies of Eastern and Central Europe for the 1990-2010 period: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Its central argument is that differences in the arrangement of political institutions systematically explain variations in patterns of multi-party government across these states. The book starts with the premise that electoral systems and constitutional provisions on the powers, the structure, and the relationship between p ... More

Keywords: institutional design, post-communism, party government, executive-legislative relations, electoral systems, electoral coalitions, minority governments, government stability, presidents, parliaments, coalition government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199675302
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675302.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Csaba Nikolenyi, author
Professor of Political Science, Concordia University