DOI: 10.5553/RP/048647001987029004649

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Power and satisfaction analysis

An application to the Belgian House of Representatives

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Luc Lauwers en Patrick Uytterhoeven, "Power and satisfaction analysis", Res Publica, 4, (1987):649-661

    Using post-war election results for the Belgian House of Representatives, the power relations among political parties are analysed by calculating power- and satisfaction indices. Also, a participation index has been constructed to calculate the probability that a party will join a government coalition. Since the election of 1981 the traditional parties (christian-democrats, socialists and liberals) join the same Banzhof power and participation probability. The other parties represent no power and participation valueat all.

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