Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions: Bicameralism (Hardback)
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Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions: Bicameralism (Hardback)

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Hardback 268 Pages / Published: 13/06/1997
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This book examines some fifty countries to ascertain how the chambers of bicameral legislatures interact when they produce legislation. An understanding of this interaction is essential because otherwise legislative behaviour in each chamber may be unintelligible or incorrectly interpreted. The book employs cooperative game theoretic models to establish that bicameral legislatures, when compared with unicameral legislatures, increase the stability of the status quo and reduce intercameral differences to one privileged dimension of conflict. Non-cooperative game theoretic models are used to investigate the significance of a series of insitutional devices used to resolve intercameral conflict where a bill is introduced, which chamber has the final word, how many times a bill can shuttle between chambers, and whether conference committees are called. Empirical evidence, mainly from the French Republic, is used to evaluate the arguments.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521580373
Number of pages: 268
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


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' ... this is an impressive piece of social science scholarship which merits attention essentially from those in the academic community who are interested in comparative legislatures, the study of federations, and the role of second chambers in contemporary states. It would also serve as a useful primer for those interested in institutional reform ... Certainly this comparative study confirms that bicameralism continues to matter.' Commonwealth and Comparative Politics
"...an interesting analysis....Tsebelis and Money sequentially examine the history and diversity of bicameralism and quantitatively evaluate different models of bicameralism and its various aspects. Information is presented on more than 50 bicameral systems worldwide, with particular attention paid to the French Fifth Republic." -- Choice
"...this book provides a rich descriptive and theoretical framework for...empiracal questions. The authors have used a solid understanding of the historical and descriptive features of bicameralism to inform their theoretical arguments; and they test these arguments in a variety of creative ways. That is good social science." Charles R. Shipan, Governance

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