Veto Players: How Political Institutions Work is a book written by political science professor George Tsebelis in 2002. It is a game theory analysis of political behavior. In this work Tsebelis uses the concept of the veto player as a tool for analysing the outcomes of political systems. His primary focus is on legislative behaviour and outcomes.
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... Having established the concept of veto players, Tsebelis then applies this to social choice, following Anthony Downs' approach of continuous policy space with veto players concerned solely about ... He argues that the status quo will only change if it is weakly preferred by all veto players (since otherwise one of the players would veto the social choice) ... that the status quo will only change if the status quo is not Pareto efficient for veto players ...
... Tsebelis developed the theory of veto players, set out in his best known work, Veto Players How Political Institutions Work (2002) ... The ‘veto players’ concept is an old one, dating back at least 2000 years ... A ‘veto player’ is an individual or collective actor who has to agree for the legislative status quo to change ...
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