Playing their cards right: ethnic parties and government coalitions in Post-Communist Europe

Gherghina, S. and Jiglău, G. (2016) Playing their cards right: ethnic parties and government coalitions in Post-Communist Europe. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 22(2), pp. 220-240. (doi:10.1080/13537113.2016.1169065)

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Abstract

This article seeks to identify the determinants of ethnic parties’ access to coalition governments in Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia between 1990 and 2013. We conduct a cross-national and longitudinal analysis in which we take into account all the elections in which the ethnic parties gained parliamentary representation. With 21 cases over two decades – with the party at the election being the unit of analysis – and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) as the method of analysis, this study concludes that the pivotal position is important for access to government coalitions, while organizational change and government incumbency have a limited explanatory power.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Gherghina, S., and Jiglău, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1353-7113
ISSN (Online):1557-2986
Published Online:04 May 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Taylor & Francis
First Published:First published in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 22(2):220-240
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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