Government Agenda-Setting and Bicameral Conflict Resolution

Fortunato, David ; König, Thomas ; Proksch, Sven-Oliver

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2013
The title of a journal, publication series: Political Research Quarterly : PRQ
Volume: 66
Issue number: 4
Page range: 938-951
Place of publication: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publishing house: Sage
ISSN: 1065-9129 , 1938-274X
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
School of Social Sciences > Politikwissenschaft, Europäische Politik (König 2007-)
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: We examine the extent to which governments consider the role of bicameral conflict resolution procedures in legislative agenda-setting. We argue that governments may use these institutions to promote policy change in the event of bicameral conflict, especially when facing uncertainty over bicameral policy preferences. We test our arguments using comprehensive original data on forty years of German legislation and find that bicameral conflict resolution committees play a more sophisticated role in governmental policy making than previously suspected.

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