Ruling by Statute: How Uncertainty and Vote Buying Shape Lawmaking (BOK)

Sebastian M. Saiegh

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What are the main factors that allow presidents and prime ministers to enact policy through acts of government that carry the force of law? Or, simply put, when does a government actually govern? The theory presented in this book provides a major advance in our understanding of statutory policy making. Using a combination of an original analytical framework and statistical techniques, as well as historical and contemporary case studies, the book demonstrates that, contrary to conventional wisdom, variations in legislative passage rates are the consequences of differences in uncertainty, not partisan support. In particular, it shows that a chief executive's legislative success depends on the predictability of legislators' voting behavior and whether buying votes is a feasible option. From a normative standpoint, the book reveals that governability is best served when the opposition has realistic chances of occasionally defeating the executive in the legislative arena.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Sebastian M. Saiegh
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107005655
Antall sider 248 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2cm
Vekt 460 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Central government, Constitutional & administrative law, Comparative politics