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Veto Players: How Political Institutions Work
List of Figures ix List of Tables xi Preface and Acknowledgments xiii Introduction 1 PART I: VETO PLAYERS THEORY 17 One: Individual Veto Players 19 Two: Collective Veto Players 38 PART II: VETO
Decision Making in Political Systems Veto Players in Presidentialism, Parliamentarism, Multicameralism and Multipartyism
The article compares different political systems with respect to one property: their capacity to produce policy change. I define the basic concept of the article, the ‘veto player’: veto players
Veto Players and Law Production in Parliamentary Democracies: An Empirical Analysis
This article investigates hypotheses generated by the veto players' theory. The fundamental insight of this theory is that an increase in the number of veto players (for all practical purposes, in
Legislative Politics in the European Union
This paper compares legislative dynamics under all procedures in which the Council of Ministers votes by qualified majority (QMV). We make five major points. First, the EU governments have sought to
Nested Games: Rational Choice in Comparative Politics
List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgments 1. Nested Games and Rationality 2. In Defense of the Rational-Choice Approach Appendix to Chapter 2 3. Two-Person Games with Variable Payoffs Appendix
The power of the European Parliament as a conditional agenda setter
he European Parliament under the current cooperation procedure has an important power: it can make proposals that, if accepted by the Commission of the European Communities, are easier for the
The Institutional Foundations of Intergovernmentalism and Supranationalism in the European Union
We present a unified model of the politics of the European Union (EU). We focus on the effects of the EU's changing treaty base (from the Rome to Amsterdam Treaties) on the relations among its three
Veto Players and Institutional Analysis
The veto players theory can be used to analyze all political systems regardless of regime (presidential or parliamentary), party system (one-, two-, or multiparty), and type of parliament (unicameral
An institutional critique of intergovernmentalism
Most intergovernmentalist analyses of European integration focus on treaty bargaining among European Union member governments. Recent articles also have examined everyday decision making through
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