• Jaakko Nousiainen
  • Jean Blondel


Cabinet decision-making is small-group decision-making. The system is therefore structurally and functionally more flexible than parliamentary or bureaucratic decision-making. Cabinets can shift their focus of interest and vary their agenda-formation process horizontally and vertically according to both short- and long-term developments.


Coalition Government Veto Power Party Group Policy Line Full Meeting 
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  1. 1.
    Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany, art. 65.Google Scholar
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    F. Müller-Rommel (1988a), p. 166.Google Scholar
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    M. Cotta (1988), p. 137.Google Scholar
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    A.-P. Frognier (1988b), pp. 77-8.Google Scholar
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    J. Nousiainen (1990), passim.Google Scholar

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© Jean Blondel and Ferdinand Müller-Rommel 1993

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  • Jaakko Nousiainen
  • Jean Blondel

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