author={George Tsebelis and Jeannette Money},
A political arena or a chambre de réflexion? An examination of the reflective role of Dutch senators
  • S. Otjes
  • Political Science
    The Journal of Legislative Studies
  • 2020
ABSTRACT Senators are expected to perform a reflective role: they are not supposed to simply look at the policy content of the legislation but also at its technical aspects and its constitutionality;
Bargaining and Bicameralism
In bicameral legislatures, the protection of small states often motivates the malapportionment of the upper house. Using a legislative bargaining model, I show that malapportionment may produce the
Institutional checks and corruption: The effect of formal agenda access on governance
Legislative checks give whoever wields them influence over policy making. It is argued in this article that this influence implies the ability not only to affect legislative content, but also to
Government Agenda-Setting and Bicameral Conflict Resolution
We examine the extent to which governments consider the role of bicameral conflict resolution procedures in legislative agenda-setting. We argue that governments may use these institutions to promote
Mixed Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union
Abstract A central critique against the European Union’s (EU’s) system of representation is that it strikes an uneven balance between the three traditional channels of representation. Directly
Bicameralism and Party Politics in Germany: An Empirical Social Choice Analysis
This paper analyses whether and how party politics transform German bicameralism. Based on the policy positions of bicameral legislators, the study computes the win sets, the yolks of each chamber
Rethinking Bicameral Strength: A Three-Dimensional Approach
  • M. Russell
  • Political Science
    The Impact of Legislatures
  • 2020
Bicameralism remains a common legislative arrangement, providing a classic potential check on political executives. But this potential is not always realised, leading scholars to ask which factors
Bicameralism and Coalition Cabinets in Presidential Polities: A configurational analysis of the coalition formation and duration processes
For too long, scholars have studied coalitions under presidential regimes as they did under parliamentarism: assuming that the executive needed to look for allies in only one chamber. However,
Federalism with Bicameralism
Abstract We analyse how bicameralism can affect national fiscal policies in a federal country when vertical and horizontal externalities interact. Conditions are provided to show when, at
The nexus of bicameralism: Rapporteurs’ impact on decision outcomes in the European Union
When the chambers of a bicameral legislature must negotiate to reach a decision outcome, the bargaining strength of each side is affected by the composition of its negotiating delegations. We examine