Coalition governance and foreign policy decision making

Oppermann, Kai, Brummer, Klaus and Van Willigen, Niels (2016) Coalition governance and foreign policy decision making. European Political Science, 16 (4). pp. 489-501. ISSN 1680-4333

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This article explores processes of coalition governance in foreign policy. Specifically, it argues that such processes are shaped by two interrelated dimensions of coalition set-up: first, the allocation of the foreign ministry to the senior or a junior coalition partner and, second, the degree of policy discretion which is delegated to that ministry. Bringing these two dimensions together, the article distinguishes four types of coalition arrangement for the making of foreign policy, which are expected to have predictable implications for the process of foreign policy-making and, ultimately, for the foreign policy outputs of multi-party coalitions and their quality.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Subjects: J Political Science
Depositing User: Kai Oppermann
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 08:26
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 17:30

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