The Impact of Group Identity on Coalition Formation

Laroze, Denise, Hugh-Jones, David and Leininger, Arndt (2020) The Impact of Group Identity on Coalition Formation. Research and Politics, 7 (4). ISSN 2053-1680

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Abstract

Bargaining and coalition building are a central part of modern politics. We argue that majoritarian bargaining is important for the formation of coalitions and that group-identity preferences have an impact on partner selection. We tested the effect of gender, race, and ideological distance in a majority-rule bargaining experiment and found that ideological distance significantly affected the likelihood and amount offered to potential partners. We concluded that formateurs are not necessarily purely rational actors pursuing policy goals and/or the benefits of office. Rather, they also care about the identity of their partners, preferring others who are like themselves.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: behavioural economics,bargaining,group identity
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2020 00:05
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2021 01:05
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/76559
DOI: 10.1177/2053168020967488

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