Susumu Shikano, Eric Linhart
Coalition formation as a result of policy and office motivations in the German federal states: An empirical estimation of the weighting parameters of both motivations

Party Politics, 2010: 16, issue 1, pp. 111-130
ISSN: 1354-0688

This paper aims to analyse policy and office motivations of parties in coalition formation processes at the German federal-state level. We utilise a model developed by Sened which considers both kinds of motivations simultaneously and introduces a method to estimate its key parameters using data of German state-level coalition formations.