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Understanding pre-electoral coalitions in Central and Eastern Europe

Understanding pre-electoral coalitions in Central and Eastern Europe
Understanding pre-electoral coalitions in Central and Eastern Europe
While pre-electoral coalitions have important effects on the functioning of democracy, their formation has only been systematically examined in the context of established democracies. This study examines the patterns and factors of electoral alliance formation in eleven democracies in Central and Eastern Europe by focusing on joint candidate lists. It finds that electoral coalitions are more frequent in newer democracies than in established democracies. The formation of alliances is systematically related to their potential costs and benefits. On the one hand, coalitions can provide small parties with legislative representation and larger parties with important government coalition partners. On the other hand, parties face costs related to their electoral compatibility and the sharing of election candidacies and office positions.
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Ibenskas, Raimondas
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Ibenskas, Raimondas
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Ibenskas, Raimondas (2016) Understanding pre-electoral coalitions in Central and Eastern Europe. British Journal of Political Science, 1-19. (doi:10.1017/S0007123414000544).

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While pre-electoral coalitions have important effects on the functioning of democracy, their formation has only been systematically examined in the context of established democracies. This study examines the patterns and factors of electoral alliance formation in eleven democracies in Central and Eastern Europe by focusing on joint candidate lists. It finds that electoral coalitions are more frequent in newer democracies than in established democracies. The formation of alliances is systematically related to their potential costs and benefits. On the one hand, coalitions can provide small parties with legislative representation and larger parties with important government coalition partners. On the other hand, parties face costs related to their electoral compatibility and the sharing of election candidacies and office positions.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 23 February 2015
Published date: January 2016
Organisations: Politics & International Relations

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Local EPrints ID: 386721
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/386721
ISSN: 0007-1234
PURE UUID: c28422cf-43ac-46a5-b38e-e326cd7af247
ORCID for Raimondas Ibenskas: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4128-9464

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Date deposited: 03 Feb 2016 15:05
Last modified: 07 Jan 2022 21:48

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