Semi-Presidentialism And Democracy

Hardcover | March 15, 2011

EditorRobert Elgie, Sophia Moestrup, Yu-shan Wu

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This book explores the effect of semi-presidentialism on newly-democratising countries. In recent years semi-presidentialism -- the situation where a constitution makes provision for both a directly elected president and a prime minister who is responsible to the legislature -- has become the regime type of choice for many countries.

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This book explores the effect of semi-presidentialism on newly-democratising countries. In recent years semi-presidentialism -- the situation where a constitution makes provision for both a directly elected president and a prime minister who is responsible to the legislature -- has become the regime type of choice for many countries.

ROBERT ELGIE is Paddy Moriarty Professor of Government and International Studies at Dublin City University, Ireland. He is the co-editor of the Palgrave journal French Politics and the co-editor of the Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science series. He has published extensively on comparative politics, semi-presidentialis...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.01 × 5.65 × 1.04 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230242928

ISBN - 13:9780230242920

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Table of Contents

Semi-Presidentialism and Democracy; R.Elgie, S.Moestrup & Y-S.Wu
PART I: VARIETIES OF SEMI-PRESIDENTIALISM
Semi-Presidentialism and Democracy: Institutional Choice, Performance and Evolution; R.Elgie
The Study of Semi-Presidentialism: An Holistic Approach; Y-S.Wu
PART II: THE PERFORMANCE OF SEMI-PRESIDENTIALISM: GENERAL AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES
Overview of the Performance of Semi-Presidentialism; S.Moestrup
Parliamentary Cohesion and Government Formation in Semi-Presidential Democracies; J-W.Lin
Semi-Presidentialism in Western Europe; R.Elgie
Semi-Presidentialism under Post-Communism; O.Protsyk
Semi-Presidentialism and Democratic Development in East Asia; B.Reilly
Semi-Presidentialism in Africa; Patterns and Trends; S.Moestrup
PART III: THE PERFORMANCE OF SEMI-PRESIDENTIALISM: COUNTRY PERSPECTIVES The President as a Backseat Driver: Portugal's Evolving Semi-Presidentialism; C.Jalali
Taiwan: Democratic Consolidation under Presidential Supremacy; Y-S.Wu & J-H.Tsai
Semi-Presidentialism and Parliamentary Oligarchy in Post-Orange Ukraine; K.Matsuzato
Moldova's Transition from Semi-Presidentialism: Parliamentary Intentions, Presidential Outcome; W.Crowther
Semi-Presidentialism in the Weimar Republic: A Failed Attempt at Democracy; Y-C.Shen
Semi-Presidentialism and Democracy: What Have we Learnt?; R.Elgie