Political opposition in the era of the Grand Coalition (2005-09)

Hough, Dan (2010) Political opposition in the era of the Grand Coalition (2005-09). German Politics, 19 (3-4). pp. 369-381. ISSN 0964-4008

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Abstract

Political parties in opposition have a number of possible strategies open to them. They may look to act as policy pushers, stressing the government's apparent neglect of a set of core issues that they hold dear. They may act as strategic opponents, opposing the government's agenda wherever possible, but not opposing the system within which it is embedded. Alternatively, they may choose to be a more obstructionist force, attempting to both delegitimise the government and the broader political system. The parliamentary parties in opposition to the Grand Coalition in Germany have adopted all three of these approaches to varying degrees and with varying rates of success.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Depositing User: Daniel Hough
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:27
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2015 10:03
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16502
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