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Veto players : how political institutions work, George Tsebelis

Label
Veto players : how political institutions work
Title
Veto players
Title remainder
how political institutions work
Statement of responsibility
George Tsebelis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Political scientists have long classified systems of government as parliamentary or presidential, two-party or multiparty and so on. But such distinctions often fail to provide useful insights. For example, how are we to compare the United States, a presidential bicameral regime with two weak parties, to Denmark, a parliamentary unicameral regime with many strong parties? Veto Players advances an important, new understanding of how governments are structured. The real distinctions between political systems, contends George Tsebelis, are to be found in the extent to which they afford political actors veto power over policy choices. Drawing richly on game theory, he develops a scheme by which governments can thus be classified
  • He shows why an increase in the number of "veto players," or an increase in their ideological distance from each other, increases policy stability, impeding significant departures from the status quo."
  • "Policy stability affects a series of other key characteristics of politics, argues the author. For example, it leads to high judicial and bureaucratic independence, as well as high government instability (in parliamentary systems). The propositions derived from the theoretical framework Tsebelis develops in the first part of the book are tested in the second part with various data sets from advanced industrialized countries, as well as analysis of legislation in the European Union. Representing the first consistent and consequential theory of comparative politics, Veto Players will be welcomed by students and scholars as a defining text of the discipline."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tsebelis, George
Dewey number
320.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF51
LC item number
.T745 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comparative government
  • Political planning
  • Political science
  • Legislation
  • Legislation
Label
Veto players : how political institutions work, George Tsebelis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Individual veto players -- Collective veto players -- Regimes: nondemocratic, presidential, and parliamentary -- Governments and parliaments -- Referendums -- Federalism, bicameralism, and qualified majorities -- Legislation -- Macroeconomic policies -- Government stability -- Judiciary and bureaucracies -- Veto players analysis of European union institutions
Control code
49959431
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780691099880
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002074909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Veto players : how political institutions work, George Tsebelis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Individual veto players -- Collective veto players -- Regimes: nondemocratic, presidential, and parliamentary -- Governments and parliaments -- Referendums -- Federalism, bicameralism, and qualified majorities -- Legislation -- Macroeconomic policies -- Government stability -- Judiciary and bureaucracies -- Veto players analysis of European union institutions
Control code
49959431
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780691099880
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002074909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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