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Tsebelis, George

Works: 73 works in 202 publications in 7 languages and 4,647 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about George Tsebelis
Most widely held works by George Tsebelis
Nested games : rational choice in comparative politics by George Tsebelis( )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clearly written and easily understood by the nonspecialist, Nested Games provides a systematic, empirically accurate, and theoretically coherent account of apparently irrational political actions
Veto players : how political institutions work by George Tsebelis( )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He shows why an increase in the number of "veto players," or an increase in their ideological distance from each other, increases policy stability, impeding significant departures from the status quo."
Bicameralism by George Tsebelis( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Reform processes and policy change : veto players and decision-making in modern democracies by Thomas König( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Legislative institutions and lawmaking in Latin America( )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, twelve experts on Latin American politics investigate the ways in which the interaction between legislative institutions and the policy positions of key actors affects the initiation and passage of legislation, covering seven Latin American Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. These seven presidential systems vary widely in terms of their legislative institutions and the position of relevant actors. The introduction provides a framework to understand the interaction of legislative majorities, political institutions, and policy position, and each chapter begins with a description of the constitutional and congressional rules that allocate powers to propose, amend, and veto legislation. The authors then identify the political actors who have these prerogatives and apply the framework to show how their policy positions and relative strengths influence legislative decision-making. The findings are consistent with the basic argument of the book that presidents with extensive legislative powers may be constrained by the positions of their legislative allies, whereas weaker presidents may be well-positioned to build successful coalitions to achieve their legislative goals. The essays in this volume demonstrate that institutional design, which determines the allocation of legislative powers, must be considered along with the policy preferences of key legislative actors in order to construct a full picture of law-making
The role of governments in legislative agenda setting by Bjørn Erik Rasch( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting the agenda for parliament is the most significant institutional weapon for governments to shape policy outcomes, because governments with significant agenda setting powers, like France or the UK, are able to produce the outcomes they prefer, while governments that lack agenda setting powers, such as the Netherlands and Italy in the beginning of the period examined, see their projects significantly altered by their Parliaments. With a strong comparative framework, this coherent volume examines fourteen countries and provides a detailed investigation into the mechanisms by which governments in different countries determine the agendas of their corresponding parliaments. It explores the three different ways that governments can shape legislative outcomes: institutional, partisan and positional, to make an important contribution to legislative politics. It will be of interest to students and scholars of comparative politics, legislative studies/parliamentary research, governments/coalition politics, political economy, and policy studies
Reforming the European Union : realizing the impossible by Daniel Finke( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades the European Union tried changing its institutions, but achieved only unsatisfying political compromises and modest, incremental treaty revisions. In late 2009, however, the EU was successfully reformed through the Treaty of Lisbon. Reforming the European Union examines how political leaders ratified this treaty against all odds and shows how this victory involved all stages of treaty reform negotiations--from the initial proposal to referendums in several European countries. The authors emphasize the strategic role of political leadership and domestic politics, and they use state-of-the-art methodology, applying a comprehensive data set for actors' reform preferences. They look at how political leaders reacted to apparent failures of the process by recreating or changing the rules of the game. While domestic actors played a significant role in the process, their influence over the outcome was limited as leaders ignored negative referendums and plowed ahead with intended reforms. The book's empirical analyses shed light on critical episodes: strategic agenda setting during the European Convention, the choice of ratification instrument, intergovernmental bargaining dynamics, and the reaction of the German Council presidency to the negative referendums in France, the Netherlands, and Ireland
Legislative procedures in the European Union : an empirical analysis( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The European Convention and the Rome and Brussels IGCS : a veto players analysis by George Tsebelis( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fou jue zhe lun by George Tsebelis( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poteri di veto : come funzionano le istituzioni politiche by George Tsebelis( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Italian and Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of EU Institutions by George Tsebelis( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of the European Parliament as a conditional agenda setter by George Tsebelis( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time inconsistency of long constitutions : evidence from the world by George Tsebelis( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridging qualified majority and unanimity decision-making in the EU by George Tsebelis( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The EU has tried to bridge decision-making by qualified majority and unanimity over the years by expanding qualified majorities (consensus) or by making unanimities easier to achieve. I call this decision-making procedure q-"unanimity" and trace its history from the Luxembourg compromise to the Lisbon Treaty, and to more recent agreements. I analyze the most recent and explicit mechanism of this bridging (article 31 (2) of the Lisbon Treaty) and identify one specific means by which the transformation of qualified majorities to unanimities is achieved: the reduction of precision or scope of the decision, so that different behaviors can be covered by it. I provide empirical evidence of such mechanism by analyzing legislative decisions. Finally, I argue that this bridging is a ubiquitous feature of EU institutions, used in Treaties as well as in legislative decision-making
Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions by George Tsebelis( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europarliament and environmental legislation : the case of chemicals by George Tsebelis( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decision rules in the European Union : a rational choice perspective( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The institutional foundations of intergovernmentalism and supranationalism in the European Union by George Tsebelis( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The European Convention and the Rome and Brussels IGC's : a Veto Players Analysis by George Tsebelis( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Nested games : rational choice in comparative politics
Veto players : how political institutions workBicameralismReform processes and policy change : veto players and decision-making in modern democraciesThe role of governments in legislative agenda setting
Alternative Names
George Tsebelis Amerikaans politicoloog

George Tsebelis US-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler

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