Veto Points and the Environment

  • Ellen M. Immergut
  • Matthias Orlowski


In this chapter on veto points and environmental policy, we engage with three areas of research to which Manfred G. Schmidt has made seminal contributions: the German political system, the historical development of the welfare state, and his engagement with democratic theory. A leitmotif of Schmidt’s work is both the role of political parties in fostering policy change and the institutional factors that cause policy blockages.


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  • Ellen M. Immergut
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  • Matthias Orlowski
    • 1
  1. 1.BerlinDeutschland

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