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A Fresh Start: Veto Players, Win Sets, and Constitutional Moments

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780199546954
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720031 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0003
A Fresh Start: Veto Players, Win Sets, and Constitutional Moments

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Veto players and win sets in a pluralitarian democracy, compared to those in a proportional regime; and in a unitary compared to a federal regime. Duverger's Law. Constitutional moments in the United States. The unconstitutionality of the great constitutional changes there.

Keywords: veto player; win set; federalism; Tsebelis, George; US Constitution; Constitutional Convention 1787; Thirteenth Amendment; Fourteenth Amendment; New Deal; Ackerman, Bruce

Chapter.  7234 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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