Divided Government in Comparative Perspective by Robert ElgieDivided Government in Comparative Perspective by Robert Elgie

Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

EditorRobert Elgie

Hardcover | December 1, 2001

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Divided government occurs when the executive fails to enjoy majority support in at least one working house of the legislature. To date, the study of divided government has focused almost exclusively on the United States. However, divided government occurs much more widely. It occurs in otherpresidential systems. Moreover, it is also the equivalent of minority government in parliamentary regimes and cohabitation in French-style semi-presidential systems. This book examines the frequency, causes and management of divided government in comparative context, identifying the similaritiesand differences between the various experiences of this increasingly frequent form of government. The countries studied include Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Poland, and the US.
Robert Elgie is at Dublin City University, Ireland.
Title:Divided Government in Comparative PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:254 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.75 inPublished:December 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198295650

ISBN - 13:9780198295655

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