Strategies of Party Influence and Survival in the Polish Parliament

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In this project, Nalepa investigates how legislative parties behave strategically to respond to this tension. The researchers outline a theory designed to provide an analytical lens to study legislative strategies of parties in the opposition and generalize the basic tension within parties as one of a conflict over coalescing around a collective strategy. Addressing this tension directly, at all levels of its occurrence, will allow Nalepa to explain patterns of party cohesion and disunity, both across and within parties.