Studies in Public Choice

Reform Processes and Policy Change

Veto Players and Decision-Making in Modern Democracies

Editors: König, Thomas, Tsebelis, George, Debus, Marc (Eds.)

  • Examines the role of veto players in the collective decision-making process
  • Includes contributions from experts in the field of veto player theory
  • Provides international examples from a global assemblage of contributors
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George Tsebelis’ veto players approach has become a prominent theory to analyze various research questions in political science. Studies that apply veto player theory deal with the impact of institutions and partisan preferences of legislative activity and policy outcomes. It is used to measure the degree of policy change and, thus, reform capacity in national and international political systems. This volume contains the analysis of leading scholars in the field on these topics and more recent developments regarding theoretical and empirical progress in the area of political reform-making. The contributions come from research areas of political science where veto player theory plays a significant role, including, positive political theory, legislative behavior and legislative decision-making in national and supra-national political systems, policy making and government formation. The contributors to this book add to the current scholarly and public debate on the role of veto players, making it of interest to scholars in political science and policy studies as well as policymakers worldwide.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Veto Player Theory and Policy Change: An Introduction

    Tsebelis, George

    Pages 3-18

  • Empirical Applications of Veto Player Analysis and Institutional Effectiveness

    Hallerberg, Mark

    Pages 21-42

  • The Veto Player Approach in Macro-Comparative Politics: Concepts and Measurement

    Jahn, Detlef

    Pages 43-68

  • Measuring Policy Positions of Veto Players in Parliamentary Democracies

    König, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 69-95

  • Mutual Veto? How Coalitions Work

    Müller, Wolfgang C. (et al.)

    Pages 99-124

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eBook $149.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2679-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reform Processes and Policy Change
Book Subtitle
Veto Players and Decision-Making in Modern Democracies
Editors
  • Thomas König
  • George Tsebelis
  • Marc Debus
Series Title
Studies in Public Choice
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-5809-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-5809-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5808-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2679-0
Series ISSN
0924-4700
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 284
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