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dc.creatorSagarzazu, Iñaki
dc.creatorKlüver, Heike
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-23T22:17:07Z
dc.date.available2017-10-23T22:17:07Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-30
dc.identifier.citationSagarzazu, I. and Klüver, H. (2017), Where Have All the Leaders Gone? Evaluating the Dynamics of Parties' Issue Attention in Coalition Governments. Social Science Quarterly, 98: 1045–1060. doi:10.1111/ssqu.12437en_US
dc.identifier.other10.1111/ssqu.12437
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/73268
dc.descriptionEmbargo until 2019en_US
dc.description.abstractWhile selective issue emphasis is a widely recognized strategy of party competition, we have little knowledge about how coalition parties interact with each other when deciding which policy issues to emphasize. Therefore we ask: Who leads and who follows the issue agenda in coalition governments? Methods. We create an issue attention data set using quantitative text analysis from over 40,000 press releases. We use this data set and time series cross-section regression analysis to study the dynamics of coalition parties' issue attention. Results. We find that junior coalition parties are more responsive to their senior partners than senior partners to their junior partners. Hence, while coalition partners generally follow each other, senior partners enjoy a stronger leadership role in the cabinet. Conclusion. Coalition parties indeed coordinate their issue priorities as they respond to each other's issue agenda. However, due the asymmetric power distribution in coalition cabinets, it is not a negotiation process on equal footing.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.titleWhere have all the leaders gone? Evaluating the dynamics of parties’ issue attention in coalition governmentsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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