Semi-Presidentialism And Democracy by Sophia MoestrupSemi-Presidentialism And Democracy by Sophia Moestrup

Semi-Presidentialism And Democracy

bySophia MoestrupEditorR. Elgie, Y. Wu

Hardcover | February 1, 2011

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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.
WILLIAM CROWTHER Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Director of the UNCG Center for Legislative Studies, USA CARLOS JALALI Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal JIH-WEN LIN Research Fellow in the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica, Taiwa...
Title:Semi-Presidentialism And DemocracyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.04 inPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230242928

ISBN - 13:9780230242920


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