"Keeping tabs" on coalition partners’ : a theoretically salient case study of Lithuanian coalitional governments

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
"Keeping tabs" on coalition partners’: a theoretically salient case study of Lithuanian coalitional governments
In the Journal:
Europe-Asia studies. 2008, vol. 60, no. 4, p. 631-642
Keywords:
LT
Koalicinė vyriausybė, koalicijos partneriai, Lietuva; Vyriausybė, valdžia, koalicija, politinės partijos, komitetai.
EN
Coalition government, coalition partners, Lithuania; Government, coalition, political parties, power, committees.
Summary / Abstract:

ENPortfolio allocation raises the potential for de facto abdication on a broad range of policy issues among coalition partners. Recent scholarship has addressed how parties in governing coalitions ‘keep tabs’ on each other in order to avoid such abdication. Two mechanisms have been identified: junior ministerial appointments and chairs of parliamentary oversight committees. We argue that the former is the most common method for intra-coalitional oversight in the Lithuanian parliament and that a combination of the two appears to be employed for monitoring the activities of the most important ministries. We conjecture that dependence on junior ministerial oversight is more likely among coalition partners in less institutionalised parliaments. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1080/09668130801999896
ISSN:
0966-8136; 1465-3427
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