Explaining the 2000 lithuanian parliamentary elections

An application of contextual and new institutional approaches

Terry D. Clark, Nerijus Prekevičius

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Lithuania's 2000 parliamentary elections were the first in the post-Soviet era to fail to produce a majority government. Further, neither the Homeland Union nor the Democratic Labor Party entered into the ruling coalition. In this article, Terry D. Clark and Nerijus Prekevičius explore two different ways of explaining why this occurred. To answer the broader question, the first approach focuses on the particular events that occurred in the run-up to the elections. To consider why particular parties fared better or worse than expected, the second approach evaluates a set of rational choice approaches, including spatial analysis. Neither approach is preferable to the other; instead, they are complementary, each helping to resolve certain questions that are appropriate to the particular approach. To conclude, they consider the implications of their findings for the consolidation of Lithuania's party system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)548-568
Number of pages21
JournalSlavic Review
Volume62
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2003

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Explaining the 2000 lithuanian parliamentary elections : An application of contextual and new institutional approaches. / Clark, Terry D.; Prekevičius, Nerijus.

In: Slavic Review, Vol. 62, No. 3, 2003, p. 548-568.

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