Calculation or Donation? Choosing Partners in the Formation of Coalitions at the Local Level

01 February 2010 → 28 February 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and comparative politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
local elections local politics coalition formation
Project description

This project scrutinizes the choice of partners to form a governmental coalition at the local level. It combines a quantitative approach testing the validity of hypotheses of the rational school of coalition formation (assuming the decisive importance of size and policy) with a qualitative counterpart drawing on insights of the inductive school (that refers to the importance of motivation, history and institutions).