Koalitionstendenzen in der Tetrade / Coalition tendencies in the tetrad

Hans-Dieter Schneider
1977 Zeitschrift für Soziologie  
AbstractThe study examines several well-known and some newly proposed theories of coalition formation by asking subjects to imagine themselves in circumscribed situations and - knowing all resources - to choose one or several coalition partners in the tetrad.The coalition tendencies are not predicted by one unique theory but by a bundle of theories in which the sometimes competing detail theories have their specific range of application. The findings corroborate the partial value of the theory
more » ... alue of the theory of minimal resources (GAMSON), of maximal resources (new), of anticompetitiveness (VINACKE), of alliance of the similar (new). Secondorder theories like the thesis of preponderance of two-way coalitions (WILLIS) and the thesis of topic-dependent coalition behavior (new) are influencing the first-order tendencies. The theory of maximal control (CAPLOW) and the theory of rational behavior (VINACKE) on the other hand are less well confirmed.
doi:10.1515/zfsoz-1977-0105 fatcat:fmoddnw5nzfibhznpojt6x5dze