Förhandlingsparlamentarism: en jämförande studie av riksdagen och folketinget
Bargaining Parliamentarianism: A Comparative Study of the Swedish Riksdag and the Danish Folketing
Summary, in English
Theoretically, a two-level model of political parties bargaining behaviour is developed which takes both rational behaviour and social norms into account.
The empirical findings do not provide evidence to support the hypothesis about an increased level of conflict. Instead there is a cycle of conflicts and resolutions in both Swedish and Danish parliamentary decision-making. The parties often find themselves in situations where they have both coinciding and conflicting interests - which is the very ground for a bargaining situation. Moreover the study shows that minority governments might compensate for their lack of majority in parliament with bargaining powers.
Finally a new classification system is developed in which the two main types of parliamentary systems are labelled bargaining parliamentarianism and voting parliamentarianism. The Riksdag and the Folketing should both be classified in the category bargaining parliamentarianism. However, the Folketing is a more illustrative case than the Riksdag.
Lund University Press
- Political Science
- economic policy
- political parties
- parliamentary system
- Political and administrative sciences
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- ISBN: 9l 7966-376-l
7 juni 1996
Hörsalen, Eden rum 116.
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