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Power and satisfaction analysis : An application to the Belgian House of Representatives

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  • Luc Lauwers
  • Patrick Uytterhoeven

Abstract

Using post-war election results for the Belgian House of Representatives, the power relations among political parties are analysed by calculating power- and satisfaction indices. Also, a participation index has been constructed to calculate the probability that a party will join a government coalition.
Since the election of 1981 the traditional parties ( christian-democrats, socialists and liberals) join the same Banzhof power and participation probability. The other parties represent no power and participation value
at all.

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Lauwers, L. & Uytterhoeven, P., (1987) “Power and satisfaction analysis : An application to the Belgian House of Representatives”, Res Publica 29(4), p.649-661. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v29i4.18937

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Published on
30 Dec 1987
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