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Reaching Across the Aisle: Explaining Government–Opposition Voting in Parliament

How to explain variation in the extent to which parliamentary voting behaviour follows the government–opposition divide?

Tom Louwerse, Simon Otjes, David M. Willumsen & Patrick Öhberg
27 January 2016
Party Politics

Tom Louwerse (Leiden University), Simon Otjes (Groningen University), David M. Willumsen (University of Munich), and Patrick Öhberg (University of Gothenburg) look at three factors explaining levels of government–opposition voting: the majority status of cabinets, cabinet ideology, and norms about cabinet formation. The article examines two cases: the Netherlands and Sweden.

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