Title: The political crisis in Belgium (2007–2011): a federal system without federal loyalty
Authors: Hooghe, Marc # ×
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Series Title: Representation vol:48 issue:1 pages:131-138
Abstract: Since 2007, Belgium has been confronted with an ongoing political crisis. As the two language communities in the country grow further apart, it becomes increasingly difficult to form a coalition government with an electoral system that does not provide any incentives for federal loyalty. During the lengthy coalition negotiations a caretaker government had implemented European policies, which might provide a form of economic stability, but does provoke questions about democratic legitimacy and accountability, while questions have also been voiced about the long-term stability of the Belgian political system.
ISSN: 0034-4893
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Political Research
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