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date: 16 December 2018

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This article tries to show how bargaining theory has helped people understand key aspects of government formation. It also shows how people's understanding of coalition bargaining has slowly moved past the simplistic assumptions of the first generations of such theories. The article examines three specific questions in detail, and then considers the factors that influence whether specific parties or types of parties obtain government membership.

Keywords: bargaining theory, government formation, coalition bargaining, government membership, coalition theory

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