Policy seeking party connected minimal winning

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Unformatted text preview: behind the 2 simple gov formation models: 1. Office seeking party model: parties want bigger slices  ­Coalitions that don’t want additional parties, ex party A has 30% and B has 21 % so don’t need C or D 2. Policy seeking party  ­Connected minimal winning coalition  ­Gamson’s law: Cabinet Ministers #s should be proportional to party sizes in legislature  ­So want to make coalition w/smaller parties  ­Which coalitions are best  ­What if no one wants to form coalition with A b/c very radical?  leads to policy ­ seeking party...
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This document was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course POLI 220 at University of British Columbia.

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