1300 36 33 32

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.

Buy Bicameralism book by George Tsebelis from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521589727
ISBN-10: 052158972X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Bicameralism book by George Tsebelis and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Books By Author George Tsebelis

Veto Players by George Tsebelis

Veto Players

Paperback, August 2002
$60.15
Bicameralism by George Tsebelis

Bicameralism

Hardback, June 1997
$139.50