We all agree that we disagree too much: attitudes of Romanian MPs towards party discipline

Stefan, L., Gherghina, S. and Chiru, M. (2012) We all agree that we disagree too much: attitudes of Romanian MPs towards party discipline. East European Politics, 28(2), pp. 180-192. (doi:10.1080/13523279.2011.635649)

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Abstract

What determines the preferences of members of parliament (MPs) for increased discipline in new democracies characterised by low levels of party unity? Using an original survey that includes half of the Romanian deputies, this study assesses through bivariate and multivariate analyses the impact of role perceptions, party career and experience, nomination-related views, and institutional preferences (electoral system) on the likelihood that an MP will support an increase in party discipline while also controlling for age and education effects. Although the strongest predictors of such attitudes are role orientations and age, previous leadership positions and the perception of a centralised nomination procedure in the party also indicate support for increased discipline.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Stefan, L., Gherghina, S., and Chiru, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:East European Politics
Publisher:Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
ISSN:2159-9165
ISSN (Online):2159-9173
Published Online:09 February 2012

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