Opposition in UK Law
What is opposition good for?
Governments in representative democracies may have incentives to pursue policies that do not align with voters’ preferences. When voters lack information about the policy bias of the government and...
- Policy Decision in Opposition
- Policy Decision in Opposition: A Rejoinder
- The Right-Wing Opposition in Israel
Hawks, doves, and opportunistic opposition parties
Parliamentary regimes offer the unique opportunity for opposition parties to react to foreign policy by proposing no-confidence motions (NCMs). The threat of an NCM bringing down the government may...
- ORGANIZING AN OPPOSITION TO PRICE INFLATION
Fixed-Term Parliaments: Electing the Opposition
Constitutional reform requires a cautious approach that draws heavily on the theory of institutions. Too often arguments for particular constitutional arrangements are one-dimensional and limited i...
How Populists Wage Opposition: Parliamentary Opposition Behaviour and Populism in Netherlands
This article analyses how populist parties wage opposition in parliament. We conceptualise opposition behaviour in terms of two independent dimensions: scrutiny (monitoring and criticising governme...
Crisis bargaining, domestic opposition, and tragic wars
Why do democracies sometimes fight long, politically divisive wars that end poorly? I argue that electoral accountability, induced by party competition, can sometimes promote this and other tragic ...
Perspectives on Government and Opposition in Unified Germany
This paper is dedicated to the analysis of the configuration of government/opposition relations in unified Germany. It seeks to assess the impact of institutional, political as well as more situati...
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