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Making Social Sciences More ScientificThe Need for Predictive Models$
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Rein Taagepera

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199534661

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534661.001.0001

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Example of Interlocking Models: Party Sizes and Cabinet Duration

Example of Interlocking Models: Party Sizes and Cabinet Duration

(p.130) 10 Example of Interlocking Models: Party Sizes and Cabinet Duration
Making Social Sciences More Scientific

Rein Taagepera (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Interlocking networks of equations, based on logical models, are possible in social sciences. Partial evidence is offered by a sequence of models that ties mean duration of governmental cabinets first to the number of parties and then to the number of seats in the electoral district and the entire representative assembly.

Keywords:   cabinet duration, interlocking models, interlocking networks of equations, logical models, number of parties, sequence of models

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