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Gives a more accurate prediction of portfolio distribution than either the kernel or the Gamson propotionality hypothesis. In the following chapter the bargaining and Gamson predictors are systematically compared. This comparison allows certain conclusions on the nature of political stability to be drawn. 2. The Bargaining Sets and Kernel Here we give a brief formal defmition of the bargaining set and kernel. ) for a society N = (l, ... , the class of all subsets, or coalitions, of N). The number, v(M), is the value associated with coalition M.

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Its organization and outcome is expected to have a non - negligible impact on coalition formation and coalition policy, and thus be of relevance for a theory on multiparty systems. Similarly, none of the contributions to this volume analysed multiparty systems in the context of international politics. Obviously, this is a shortcoming. The existence and policy of some parties are derived from the international context, and the nature of some political system can hardly be understood without taking this into account.

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