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Government Survival in Parliamentary Democracies - Paul Warwick

Government Survival in Parliamentary Democracies

Hardcover Published: 27th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521470285
Number Of Pages: 200

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This book describes the results of a quantitative investigation into one of the central questions of political science: what determines how long governments survive in parliamentary democracies? Government survival is important because it constitutes an essential component of the overall functioning of parliamentary democracies; it is also closely associated with the introduction to the discipline of event history analysis, a highly promising statistical methodology. The investigation utilises this methodology on what is undoubtedly the most comprehensive data set yet assembled on governments, comprising hundreds of variables measured for governments in sixteen West European parliamentary democracies over the entire postwar period to 1989. The results fundamentally challenge the central thread of current theorising on government survival and point to an alternative conceptualisation of the relationship among governments, parties, and voters.

"Warwick's book will challenge students of governmental survival to rethink and sharpen their own models. His focus on ideological diversity within governments and economic trends adds useful perspectives." Journal of Politics

List of tables and figures
Introduction: the government survival debates
The quantitative study of government survival
Basic attributes and government survival
The role of ideology
Economic conditions and government survival
The underlying trend in government survival
Model adequacy
Conclusion: an alternative perspective on government survival
Appendix: a codebook of variables used in this study
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ISBN: 9780521470285
ISBN-10: 0521470285
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 27th January 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.47