Home » Veto Bargaining: Presidents and the Politics of Negative Power (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions) by Charles M. Cameron
Veto Bargaining: Presidents and the Politics of Negative Power (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions) Charles M. Cameron

Veto Bargaining: Presidents and the Politics of Negative Power (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)

Charles M. Cameron

Published
ISBN :
Kindle Edition
Enter answer

 About the Book 

The late-20th century has given rise to the most concentrated period of divided party government in American history. With one party controlling the presidency and the opposing party controlling Congress, the veto has inevitably become a criticalMoreThe late-20th century has given rise to the most concentrated period of divided party government in American history. With one party controlling the presidency and the opposing party controlling Congress, the veto has inevitably become a critical tool of presidential power. Combining sophisticated game theory with unprecedented data, this book analyzes how divided party presidents use threats and vetoes to wrest policy concessions from a hostile Congress. Case studies of the most important vetoes in recent history add texture to the analysis, detailing how President Clinton altered the course of Newt Gingrichs Republican Revolution. Offering this analysis that brings rational choice theory to bear on the presidency, the book offers a contribution to our understanding of American politics in an age of divided party government.