Coalition Politics and Federalism

This book analyzes the verticalization of coalition cabinets from the national to the sub-national level.

Coalition Politics and Federalism

This book analyzes the verticalization of coalition cabinets from the national to the sub-national level. Presenting case studies for countries with federal systems of government, such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, and India, as well as those focusing on states with hybrid systems of government, such as Italy, the contributors analyze multilevel government formation processes to identify vertical congruence between national and sub-national coalitions. The book also examines various factors affecting the degree of congruence of political coalitions, such as the degree of decentralization, federalization and institutionalization of political systems, as well as cleavage structure. This book will be a valuable resource for all scholars interested in coalition politics, as well as for politicians and practitioners in government and parliament.

Gears of War Coalition s End

Understand what a world had to do to survive.

Gears of War  Coalition s End

Understand what a world had to do to survive. When the Locust Horde burst from the ground fifteen years ago to slaughter the human population of Sera, mankind began a desperate war against extinction. Now after a decade and a half of bloody fighting, and with billions dead, the survivors—the Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments, along with a small band of civilians—have been forced to destroy their own cities and sacrifice their entire civilization to halt the Locust advance. The last-ditch measures have succeeded, but at an enormous cost: the survivors have been reduced to a handful of refugees. Escaping to a haven on the remote island of Vectes, they begin the heartbreaking task of rebuilding their devastated world. For a while, there’s hope . . . making peace with old enemies, and once again planning for the future. But the short respite is shattered when Vectes comes under siege from an even deadlier force than the Locust—the Lambent, a hideous and constantly mutating life-form that destroys everything in its path. As the Lambent’s relentless assault spreads from the mainland to the island, the refugees finally understand what drove the Locust from their underground warrens and sparked the global war. While Marcus Fenix and the Gears struggle to hold back the invasion, the Coalition faces a stark choice—fight this new enemy to the last human, or flee to the wastelands to take their chances and live like the human pariahs known as the Stranded . . . even as Coalition chairman Richard Prescott still guards one last, terrible secret about the Locust, the Lambent, and the future of mankind. . . .

The Coalition and the Constitution

nevertheless, owen presciently declared, 'it might have some attractions to the conservative Party'.38 owen can claim to be one of the intellectual ancestors of The Orange Book and of the stream of liberal democrat thought which led to ...

The Coalition and the Constitution

`England', Benjamin Disraeli famously said, `does not love coalitions'. But 2010 saw the first peace-time coalition in Britain since the 1930s. The coalition, moreover, may well not be an aberration. For there are signs that, with the rise in strength of third parties, hung parliaments are more likely to recur than in the past. Perhaps, therefore, the era of single-party majority government, to which we have become accustomed since 1945, is coming to an end. But is the British constitution equipped to deal with coalition? Are alterations in the procedures of parliament or government needed to cope with it? The inter-party agreement between the coalition partners proposes a wide ranging series of constitutional reforms, the most important of which are fixed-term parliaments and a referendum on the alternative vote electoral system, to be held in May 2011. The coalition is also proposing measures to reduce the size of the House of Commons, to directly elect the House of Lords and to strengthen localism. These reforms, if implemented, could permanently alter the way we are governed. This book analyses the significance of coalition government for Britain and of the momentous constitutional reforms which the coalition is proposing. In doing so it seeks to penetrate the cloud of polemic and partisanship to provide an objective analysis for the informed citizen.

Coalition Governance in Central Eastern Europe

Finally, this book ought to be also a service to the discipline. The Coalition Governments in Western Europe book (Müller and Strom 2000) and the accompanying dataset have been frequently used by scholars working on a broad range of ...

Coalition Governance in Central Eastern Europe

Coalition government among different political parties is the way most European democracies are governed. Traditionally, the study of coalition politics has been focused on Western Europe. Coalition governance in Central Eastern Europe brings the study of the full coalition life-cycle to a region that has undergone tremendous political transformation, but which has not been studied from this perspective. The volume covers Bulgaria, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. It provides information and analyses of the coalition life-cycle, from pre-electoral alliances to coalition formation and portfolio distribution, governing in coalitions, the stages that eventually lead to government termination, and the electoral performance of coalition parties. In Central Eastern Europe, few single-party cabinets form and there have been only a few early elections. The evidence provided shows that coalition partners in the region write formal agreements (coalition agreements) to an extent that is similar to the patterns that we find in Western Europe, but also that they adhere less closely to these contracts. While the research on Western Europe tends to stress that coalition partners emphasize coalition compromise and mutual supervision, there is more evidence of 'ministerial government' by individual ministers and their parties. There are also some systems where coalition governance is heavily dominated by the prime minister. No previous study has covered the full coalition life-cycle in all of the ten countries with as much detail. Systematic information is presented in 10 figures and in more than one hundred tables. Comparative Politics is a series for researchers, teachers, and students of political science that deals with contemporary government and politics. Global in scope, books in the series are characterised by a stress on comparative analysis and strong methodological rigour. The series is published in association with the European Consortium for Political Research. For more information visit: www.ecprnet.eu. The series is edited by Emilie van Haute, Professor of Political Science, Universite libre de Bruxelles; Ferdinand Muller-Rommel, Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy, Leuphana University; and Susan Scarrow, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Political Science, University of Houston.

Minorities and Reconstructive Coalitions

The book opens by arguing that reconstructive coalitions explain transformation of minority status and the variations in Catholic political incorporation. Improvements in minority standing occur when majority groups are united with ...

Minorities and Reconstructive Coalitions

As with Muslims today, Catholics were once suspected of being antidemocratic, oppressive of women, and supportive of extremist political violence. By the end of the twentieth century, Catholics were considered normal and sometimes valorized as exemplary citizens. Can other ethnic, racial, and religious minorities follow the same path? Minorities and Reconstructive Coalitions provides an answer by comparing the stories of ethnic Catholics' political incorporation in Australia, Canada, and the United States. Through comparative and historical analysis, the book shows that reconstructive coalitions, such as labor and pan-Christian moral movements, can bring Catholics and Protestants together under new identities, significantly improving Catholic standing. Not all coalitions are reconstructive or successful, and institutional structures such as regional autonomy can enhance or inhibit the formation of these coalitions. The book provides overviews of the history of Catholics in the three countries, reorients the historiography of Catholic incorporation in the United States, uncovers the phenomenon of minority overrepresentation in politics, and advances unique arguments about the impact of coalitions on minority politics.

Theories of Coalition Formation

In this book, we set forth the central ideas and results of the major theories of coalition forming behavior. These theories address situations of partial conflict of interest with the following aspects: (1) there are three or more ...

Theories of Coalition Formation

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Informal Coalitions and Policymaking in Latin America

of cooperation incentives that facilitated ghost coalitions after 1995 further eroded the president's feeble base of ... The analysis oferoding coalitions and presidential failure is an issue that exceeds the scope of this book (Mejía ...

Informal Coalitions and Policymaking in Latin America

This book explains how presidents achieve market-oriented reforms in a contentious political environment. Using an impressive amount of quantitative and qualitative empirical evidence, most of which is reported for the first time, Mejía Acosta argues that presidents in Ecuador adopted significant reforms by crafting informal yet functional coalitions with opposition parties in congress. This pattern of success is particularly relevant in a country known for its chronic political fragmentation and deep regional and ethnic divisions. Paradoxically, the adoption of constitutional reforms to promote governance undermined the success of informal coalitions and directly contributed to greater regime instability after 1996. Mejía Acosta's work offers a compelling analysis of how formal and informal political institutions contribute to policy change. His far-reaching conclusions will capture the attention of political scientists and scholars of Latin America.

After the Coalition

Thecoalition and this book The authors ofthis book are fully supportive ofthe coalition government. Indeed, webelieve thatnot onlyisthe coalition essential in order to break the shackles of Labour's dangerous addiction to debt, ...

After the Coalition

In After the Coalition five new Conservative Members of Parliament tackle the challenges of contemporary Britain. They argue that Conservative principles adapted to the modern world are essential for national success. For Britain to prosper in today's global economy, we need a new era of responsibility, for governments as well as individuals. The Conservative Party last won a general election in 1992. The formation of the coalition in 2010 ushered in a politics of compromise for the important task of bringing the deficit under control. At the next election, the Conservative Party may well fight for its own mandate. What that will be and the ideas supporting it need to be defined now. After the Coalition is an attempt to do precisely this.

Establishing a Healthcare Emergency Response Coalition

This book presents the coalition model as a framework for bringing together the healthcare community, fire rescue, law enforcement, and emergency management to address the preparedness needs of a community. The recommendation to utilize ...

Establishing a Healthcare Emergency Response Coalition

This Guide is based on Palm Beach County's experiences during the formation and implementation of their tried and tested Healthcare Emergency Response Coalition (HERC)_now a national model_and can serve to direct your community in establishing its own HERC. It provides guidance for developing and sustaining a successful HERC by outlining the steps and activities needed to begin and providing a list of policies and procedures that can be implemented and resources that can be consulted. This information can be applied and customized to any community's specific needs and resources to implement a program that will address any size disaster or healthcare emergency that presents itself.

Coalition Politics and Hindu Nationalism

In most of the literature that argues that governing coalitions are weak, the issue of ideological cohesion is an important ... As the chapters in this book make clear, these two assumptions – namely that coalition governments are more ...

Coalition Politics and Hindu Nationalism

This new collection examines the emergence of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India and the ways in which its Hindu nationalist agenda has been affected by the constraints of being a dominant member of a coalition government. Religious influence in contemporary politics offers a fertile ground for political-sociological analysis, especially in societies where religion is a very important source of collective identity. In South Asian societies religion can, and often has, provided legitimacy to both governments and those who oppose them. This book examines the emergence of the BJP and the ways in which its Hindu nationalist agenda has been affected by the constraints of being a dominant member of a coalition government. The collected authors take stock of the party's first full term in power, presiding over the diverse forces of the governing NDA coalition, and the 2004 elections. They assess the BJP's performance in relation to its stated goals, and more specifically how it has fared in a range of policy fields - centre-state relations, foreign policy, defence policies, the 'second generation' of economic reforms, initiatives to curb corruption and the fate of minorities. Explicitly linking the volume to literature on coalition politics, this book will be of great importance to students and researchers in the fields of South Asian studies and politics.

The Dilemma of Coalition Instability in Consensual Nonmonogamy

Finally, the coalition formation viewpoint used in this book is closely aligned with a decision-making approach that assumes people would like to make better, rather than worse, decisions within triadic contexts.

The Dilemma of Coalition Instability in Consensual Nonmonogamy

Different forms of consensual nonmonogamy, such as polyamory and swinging, have achieved greater prominence in daily conversation and representation in mass media. Although advocates recognize that the presence of additional people creates difficulties, the author argues that this greater complexity may lead to unavoidable instability. Drawing from classic work by Georg Simmel as well as modern research in the social sciences, James K. Beggan considers how the presence of a third person is what allows the formation of coalitions which then become part of the process that can break apart the triad. This paradox—explained with reference to game theory and social interdependence—represents the existential threat to the quest for consensual nonmonogamy. Beggan describes how psychological processes involving social comparison and gender and sexual orientation can limit the formation of certain types of coalitions which, in turn, influence which relationships can be expected to emerge in the context of consensual nonmonogamy. His analysis includes macro-level social issues related to establishing consensual nonmonogamy as a valid social identity and alternative to conventional marriage. Using insights from game theory, he suggests possible meta-solutions to coalition conflicts that emerge in triadic romantic and sexual relationships.

Conflict Co operation and the Rhetoric of Coalition Government

By attending to these opening statements and the subsequent deliberations the book offers an analysis of the rhetorical strategies employed by the Executive and Coalition MPs, as well as of the interand/or intra-party divisions they ...

Conflict  Co operation and the Rhetoric of Coalition Government

Through a rhetorical analysis, this book explores how the parties in a coalition government create a united public front while preserving their distinct identities. After proposing an original framework based on the ‘new rhetoric’ of Kenneth Burke, the author charts the path from the inconclusive outcome of the 2010 UK general election and the formation of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition to the dissolution of the partnership in the run-up to May 2015. In doing so, she sheds valuable light on the parties’ use of rhetoric to manage the competing dynamics of unity and distinctiveness in the areas of higher education, constitutional reform, the European Union and foreign policy. This unique and highly-accessible analysis will be of interest to a wide audience, including scholars and students of rhetoric, British politics and coalition studies.

Naval Coalition Warfare

This is the first scholarly book examining naval coalition warfare over the past two centuries from a multi-national perspective. Containing case studies by some of the foremost naval historians from the USA, Britain, and Australia, ...

Naval Coalition Warfare

This is the first scholarly book examining naval coalition warfare over the past two centuries from a multi-national perspective. Containing case studies by some of the foremost naval historians from the US, Great Britain, and Australia, it also examines the impact of international law on coalitions. Together these collected essays comprise a comprehensive examination of the most important naval coalitions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Chapters are arranged chronologically, beginning with the Napoleonic Wars, and ending with the second Gulf War, and each makes use of new research and methodologies to address the creation of the coalition, its actions, and its short- and long-term repercussions. The editors draw contemporary lessons from the book’s historical case studies. These findings are used to discuss the likelihood and character of future naval coalition; for example, the likelihood and possible outcome of an anti-PRC coalition in defence of Taiwan. Naval Coalition Warfare will be of great interest to students of naval history, strategic studies, international history and international relations in general.

Coalition Novel

Garinov suddenly realized that this is not it, General, but someone else and that other disposes him Garinova, thoughts.

Coalition  Novel

COALITIONnovelThe book - IX novel "PHAETON" tells about the entry of Earthlings into the Coalition of the Milky Way galaxy. The heroes of the book will experience new adventures that arise on the path of... Enjoy your readings, your author V. Speys.Chapter OneKecho waited until all seven men will go into the lab, then turned to Garinov: -The general, you'll be the first. And everyone else, remember, before you seven capsules. At each capsule nameplate on who will be there and where to be moved. After the procedure with one participant of the operation, proceed to the next, and so in turn. - Kecho around all fatherly look! - So, General, please!Garin went to the first capsule. It was a bed, equipped with a soft lining inside the top lid. We had to lie there and clothe script sensor transmitter. The general hesitated before his capsule. Faintly said, more to himself than to his comrades: The capsule-like tomb. Willie screwed though.Then he took the blue pajamas and hung it on the railing next to the capsule, remaining in the same firm trunks. His figure now looked like a Roman statue. All his muscles tensed, ready to spring as a 10-meter platform in the pool. Kecho came close to him: -General, sir, relax. It will be for you to sleep and nothing more.-The question is, Kecho what it will be a dream? - Garinov said, stepping on the side ladder. He slowly got up on her and got into the capsule. More conveniently located there, on a soft bed. Kecho hurried after helping Garinov, handle to harness sensors. When this was done, Kecho tested the validity of the contact with the body and then closed the lid. There was a metallic click of locks, and immediately almost inaudible hum of equipment.The signal is amplified many times the equipment began to flow to the target.***Garin, entangled sensors, trying to suppress my fear, watching the slow closing lid capsule. When the cover crossed the mark of 45 degrees broke the soft green light from the back light. This light filled space inside and it was not so bad. After clicking the locks slam the lid, followed by a buzzing devices for the capsule from the outside, and an instant tingling feeling under suction probes, has said that already read telepathic impulses. Immediately drowsiness wrapped up by the waves, lulling consciousness, sinking it, as in a dream in someone else's reality ...When Garin opened his eyes, he saw himself in a room with soft gray walls without windows. The room was brightly lit with a single door. Middle of the room There was a table and a chair was set for him. It was strange to see myself in this room. In memory of the events have recently taken place that have swept the brain with incredible speed, causing surprise. Why is it so clear picture has emerged of the abduction of his base, hidden deep under the ground here in the center of the Coalition? Garinov suddenly realized that this is not it, General, but someone else and that other disposes him Garinova, thoughts.

Catalogue of the Printed Books in the Library of the British Museum

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Network Science for Military Coalition Operations Information Exchange and Interaction

The second section looks at another issue which impacts the operations of coalitions, security and policy management across different organizations. In the communications and information networks section, this book includes four ...

Network Science for Military Coalition Operations  Information Exchange and Interaction

"This book is structured into sections that look at some of the challenges related to coalition operations in different types of networks, such as communications and information networks and human and cognitive networks, and looks at other issues that impact the operations of coalitions, the management and use of policies across different organizations"--Provided by publisher.

Carbon Coalitions

This book builds on the neopluralist literature by advancing our understanding of transnational business coalitions as a source of corporate power. The role of firms in global environmental politics needs to be understood in terms of ...

Carbon Coalitions

"Presents the first comprehensive study on the rise of carbon trading and the role business played in making this policy instrument a central pillar of global climate governance." - cover.

Party Policy and Government Coalitions

coalition and party policy. The work of McKelvey, Ordeshook and Winer (1978), Schofield (1986), Austen-Smith and Banks (1988) provides good examples of this approach. The argument in this book is set firmly within the “comparative ...

Party Policy and Government Coalitions

Coalitions are the commonest kind of democratic government, occurring frequently in most countries of western Europe. It is usually assumed that political parties came together in a government coalition because they agree already, or can reach an agreement, on the policy it should pursue. This book examines this idea using evidence from party election programmes and government programmes. It demonstrates that party policies do influence government programmes, but not to the extent they would if policy-agreement were the sole basis of coalition.

Power in Coalition

and so I have devoted this book to that purpose. I challenge the conventional wisdom that implies that coalitions are just a tactic for furthering a union's goals, and argue that coalitions present tremendous opportunities for achieving ...

Power in Coalition

The labor movement sees coalitions as a key tool for union revitalization and social change, but there is little analysis of what makes them successful or the factors that make them fail. Amanda Tattersall—an organizer and labor scholar—addresses this gap in the first internationally comparative study of coalitions between unions and community organizations. She argues that coalition success must be measured by two criteria: whether campaigns produce social change and whether they sustain organizational strength over time. The book contributes new, practical frameworks and insights that will help guide union and community organizers across the globe. The book throws down the gauntlet to industrial relations scholars and labor organizers, making a compelling case for unions to build coalitions that wield "power with" community organizations. Tattersall presents three detailed case studies: the public education coalition in Sydney, the Ontario Health Coalition in Toronto, and the living wage campaign run by the Grassroots Collaborative in Chicago. Together they enable Tattersall to explore when and how coalition unionism is the best and most appropriate strategy for social change, organizational development, and union renewal. Power in Coalition presents clear lessons. She suggests that "less is more," because it is often easier to build stronger coalitions with fewer organizations making decisions and sharing resources. The role of the individual, she finds, is traditionally underestimated, even though a coalition's success depends on a leader's ability to broker relationships between organizations while developing the campaign's strategy. The crafting of goals that combine organizational interest and the public interest and take into account electoral politics are crucial elements of coalition success.