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Kies, Raphaël UL; Schmit, Dan UL; Dumont, Patrick UL

in European Journal of Political Research (2019)

The 2018 political year was dominated by the parliamentary elections on 14 October2018. The general expectation was that the Christian Democrats (CSV), who had been inopposition since 2013,would win the ... [more ▼]

The 2018 political year was dominated by the parliamentary elections on 14 October2018. The general expectation was that the Christian Democrats (CSV), who had been inopposition since 2013,would win the election and return to government.In the end,they lostvotes and the incumbent coalition of Liberals (DP), Social Democrats (LSAP) and Greens(Déi Gréng) could maintain its majority, allowing the three parties to continue for a secondterm. These elections also led to the rise of the Pirate Party.On the legislative front, several bills on the government’s legislative agenda were votedon by Parliament. [less ▲]

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Dumont, Patrick UL; Kies, Raphaël UL

in European Journal of Political Research (2018), 57

After one year of interruption that followed three years of elections and referendum,Luxembourgish voters were again invited to the polls, this time to select their localrepresentatives. The local ... [more ▼]

After one year of interruption that followed three years of elections and referendum,Luxembourgish voters were again invited to the polls, this time to select their localrepresentatives. The local elections confirmed the positive trend of the Christian SocialPeople’s Party (CSV), continued losses for Luxembourg’s Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP)and a stabilization of the other parties. While the issue of identity and language was notat the centre of the local campaign, fears concerning the loss of language and identity dueto economic and population growth (essentially from resident foreigners and commuters)continued to haunt political debates throughout the year. These fears were fuelled by thenew movementWee 2050-Nee 2015that supports the protection of the Luxembourgishlanguage and identity, and the controversies surrounding the new nationality law thatsimplifies the access to the Luxembourgish nationality, the introduction of a bilingualeducation (French and Luxembourgish) in nurseries, and the governmental action plan topromote the Luxembourgish language.Finally,2017 was marked by the adoption of the long-awaited reform of the Council of State and important social reforms [less ▲]

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Dumont, Patrick UL; Kies, Raphaël UL

in European Journal of Political Research (2017), 56

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See detailWho gets what in coalition governments? Predictors of portfolio allocation in parliamentary democracies
Bäck, Hanna; Debus, Marc; Dumont, Patrick UL

in EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL RESEARCH (2011), 50(4), 441-478

Ministerial portfolios are the most obvious payoffs for parties entering a governing coalition in parliamentary democracies. This renders the bargaining over portfolios an important phase of the ... [more ▼]

Ministerial portfolios are the most obvious payoffs for parties entering a governing coalition in parliamentary democracies. This renders the bargaining over portfolios an important phase of the government formation process. The question of 'who gets what, and why?' in terms of ministerial remits has not yet received much attention by coalition or party scholars. This article focuses on this qualitative aspect of portfolio allocation and uses a new comparative dataset to evaluate a number of hypotheses that can be drawn from the literature. The main hypothesis is that parties which, in their election manifestos, emphasise themes corresponding to the policy remit of specific cabinet portfolios are more likely to obtain control over these portfolios. The results show that policy saliency is indeed an important predictor of portfolio allocation in postwar Western European parliamentary democracies. [less ▲]

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See detailWhy so few, and why so late? Green parties and the question of governmental participation
Dumont, Patrick UL; Bäck, Hanna

in EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL RESEARCH (2006), 45

Green parties have been represented in the parliaments of European Union countries since 1981, but it was not until recently that a few have entered national governments. Using a data set comprised of 51 ... [more ▼]

Green parties have been represented in the parliaments of European Union countries since 1981, but it was not until recently that a few have entered national governments. Using a data set comprised of 51 government formation opportunities (where the Greens were represented in parliament), the authors of this article show that the parties involved in these bargaining situations are more office-oriented than earlier studies had found. As Green parties are seen to be less office-seeking than other parties, this general tendency for office-seeking behaviour in government formation may partly account for the scarcity of Greens in government. Furthermore, a number of hypotheses derived from theories that account for the specific nature of Green parties in terms of their office-, policy- and vote-seeking orientations are tested. It is found that Greens participate in government when they have lost votes in at least one election, when the main party of the left identifies them as a clear electoral threat and when the policy distance between the Greens and either the formateur party or the main left party is small (the latter condition must be accompanied by a substantial proportion of seats for the Green party in parliament). As most of these simultaneous conditions only materialized recently, and in a few countries, it is argued that this analysis, which is the first comparative and multivariate test focused on this question, explains the scarcity and the delay of Green governmental participation. [less ▲]

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