Achieving party unity : a sequential approach to why MPs act in concert

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Achieving party unity : a sequential approach to why MPs act in concert

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Achieving party unity : a sequential approach to why MPs act in concert
Author: Vonno, Cynthia Maria Cornelia van
Publisher: Political Science Institute, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2016-03-02
Keywords: Parliament
Party group unity
Abstract: When it comes to voting in parliament, party group unity is the rule rather than the exception in most (European) parliamentary democracies. But how do individual MPs come to their decision to vote according to the party group line? This book introduces a theoretical model of MP decision making in which the main decision-making mechanisms, derived from the existing literature on the pathways to party group unity – cue-taking, agreement, loyalty and obedience –, are placed in a particular sequential order. The three empirical studies in this book assess the relative role of each of the mechanisms, both independent and when possible as a part of the sequential model, in getting MPs to toe the party group line and contribute to party group unity, and explore whether this varies not only between parliaments (chapter 4), but also by levels of government (chapter 5), and through time (chapter 6).
Description: Promotor: R.B. Andeweg
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
Citation: Vonno, C.M.C. van, 2016, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University

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