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A Model for Explaining the A Model for Explaining the Performance of Liberal Democracies

Edeltraud Roller

in The Performance of Democracies: Political Institutions and Public Policy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286423
eISBN:
9780191603358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286426.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter develops a causal model for explaining the performance of liberal democracies. The model builds on explanatory models from three theoretical strands: comparative research on democracy, ... More


The Influence of Political Institutions on the Effectiveness of Western Democracies

Edeltraud Roller

in The Performance of Democracies: Political Institutions and Public Policy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286423
eISBN:
9780191603358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286426.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the hypotheses about the impact of formal and informal institutions on the level, stability, and the structure of political effectiveness of western democracies. It presents a ... More


Electoral Reform in the UK: A Veto Player Analysis *

Adrian Blau

in To Keep or To Change First Past The Post?: The Politics of Electoral Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199539390
eISBN:
9780191715761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539390.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter uses veto-player theory to explore the prospects for electoral reform in the UK. The chapter introduces the idea of ‘path-setting’ to show how the government can help or hinder reform ... More


A Fresh Start: Veto Players, Win Sets, and Constitutional Moments

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Veto players and win sets in a pluralitarian democracy, compared to those in a proportional regime; and in a unitary compared to a federal regime. Duverger's Law. Constitutional moments in the United ... More


Auxiliary Hypotheses about Domestic Politics and Trade Agreements

Edward D. Mansfield and Helen V. Milner

in Votes, Vetoes, and the Political Economy of International Trade Agreements

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135298
eISBN:
9781400842537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135298.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines three auxiliary hypotheses that flow from the main argument. First, in countries with more veto players it is less likely that political leaders will be able to form deeper ... More


Europeanization in Comparative Perspective: Institutional Fit and National Adaptation

Marco Giuliani

in The Politics of Europeanization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252091
eISBN:
9780191599224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252092.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter addresses the issue of whether the domestic institutional architectures of the fifteen member states of the European Union (EU) affect the way in which they react to the challenges of ... More


After Fukushima: Veto Players and Japanese Nuclear Policy

Jacques E. C. Hymans

in Japan: The Precarious Future

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

In the wake of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, many observers expected that Japan would decide to abandon nuclear power as a major energy source. Others expected that it ... More


Conclusions

EDELTRAUND ROLLER

in The Performance of Democracies: Political Institutions and Public Policy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286423
eISBN:
9780191603358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286426.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This concluding chapter summarizes the most important results of this investigation into the development of political effectiveness in western democracies since 1974, and the impact of political ... More


Causes and Consequences of the Unionist Coup d'État

Iain Mclean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Temporary increase in number of veto players. Revolt of the landed class. Marxist explanation. Unionism and the British Empire. Primordial unionism. Bonar Law: the first non‐Anglican to lead the ... More


From the European Convention to the Lisbon Agreement and Beyond: A Veto Player Analysis

George Tsebelis

in Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153926
eISBN:
9781400842506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153926.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter compares the policy and political outcomes that followed from the institutional structures generated by the European Convention, the Treaty of Lisbon, and the default outcome of a ... More


Organizing Exits from the Joint-Decision Trap?: Cross-Sectoral (Non-) Coordination in the European Union

Miriam Hartlapp

in The EU's Decision Traps: Comparing Policies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596225
eISBN:
9780191729140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596225.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

How are decisions coordinated across sectors in the EU political system? Frequently, more cross-sectoral coordination is seen as increasing the number of veto players, thus increasing the likelihood ... More


The JDT Model: Context and Extensions

Fritz W. Scharpf

in The EU's Decision Traps: Comparing Policies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596225
eISBN:
9780191729140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596225.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

This chapter re-examines the original joint-decision trap (JDT) model in light of this author's later work and the research presented by Gerda Falkner and her colleagues in this volume. Pointing out ... More


Conclusion

Sean D. Ehrlich

in Access Points: An Institutional Theory of Policy Bias and Policy Complexity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737536
eISBN:
9780199918645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737536.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter concludes the book by summarizing the argument and evidence and discussing avenues for additional research. This book is not intended to be the last word on Access Point Theory, but ... More


The Performance of Democracies: Political Institutions and Public Policy

Edeltraud Roller

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286423
eISBN:
9780191603358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286426.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book offers a description and explanation of the performance of western democracies. It addresses two main questions: Is the performance of western democracies in decline? Do institutions matter ... More


External Anchoring

Leonardo Morlino

in Changes for Democracy: Actors, Structures, Processes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199572533
eISBN:
9780191731082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572533.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

The analysis of external anchoring is developed in two different directions: the key mechanisms that allow the process of anchoring to take place and are the connections with the internal actors. The ... More


Ratification and Ratification Failure: The Impact of Amendment Rules

Jörg Kemmerzell and Bettina Petersohn

in Constitutional Policy in Multilevel Government: The Art of Keeping the Balance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198786078
eISBN:
9780191827754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786078.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 5 deals with a particular issue which has been discussed in the literature over the last decade. It examines the relevance of amendment rules, i.e. those rules relevant for ratification of an ... More


How Political Institutions Shape Losers' Consent

Christopher J. Anderson, André Blais, Shaun Bowler, Todd Donovan, and Ola Listhaug

in Losers' Consent: Elections and Democratic Legitimacy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199276387
eISBN:
9780191602719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276382.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The authors examine how formal political institutions mute or amplify the impact of losing on attitudes toward the political system. They can do so in one of several ways: by defining the rules of ... More


How to Predict Success in Water Management

Elli Louka

in Water Law and Policy: Governance Without Frontiers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374131
eISBN:
9780199871841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374131.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses the role of national water institutions in water management and veto players as inhibitors of effective water management. The water framework directive (WFD) imposes a top-down ... More


Introduction: Legislative Institutions and Agenda Setting

Eduardo Alemán and George Tsebelis

in Legislative Institutions and Lawmaking in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777861
eISBN:
9780191823336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777861.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter presents a framework to understand agenda setting and its policy implications. It argues that there are three dimensions of agenda setting: the partisan, the institutional, ... More


Conclusions

Cristina E. Parau

in Transnational Networking and Elite Self-Empowerment: The Making of the Judiciary in Contemporary Europe and Beyond

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266403
eISBN:
9780191879593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266403.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter concludes the volume. In normative terms, the Judiciary revisions imposed on CEE since 1989 (and now the West) exhibit an unmistakable pattern: they transfer political power away from ... More


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