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Cheibub, José Antônio

Works: 30 works in 82 publications in 4 languages and 2,109 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: JC423, 321.8
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Publications about José Antônio Cheibub
Publications by José Antônio Cheibub
Most widely held works by José Antônio Cheibub
Presidentialism, parliamentarism, and democracy by José Antônio Cheibub( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
"Are newly established presidential democracies doomed to fail? In support of their positive answer to this question, advocates of parliamentarism point out that these regimes tend to last longer than presidential ones. This book takes a contrary view. It argues that most of the reasons offered for the poor survival record of presidential democracies - that they are prone to deadlocks, offer no incentives for coalition formation, make political parties weak, and fragment decision making - have neither sound theoretical foundations nor any empirical support. In fact, what has made presidential democracies more fragile is that they typically emerged in countries where the military was already strong, which placed democracy of any kind at risk. Therefore, the prospects of new democracies that have established a directly elected president as their head of government may be better than usually considered. Instead of attempting to change the form of government, institutional reformers should thus concentrate on designing a better presidential democracy."--Jacket
The democracy sourcebook by Robert A Dahl( Book )
18 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
This sourcebook offers a collection of classic writings and contemporary scholarship on democracy, creating a book that can be used by undergraduate and graduate students in a wide variety of courses
Parliaments and government formation : unpacking investiture rules ( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
"Parliaments and Government Formation explores the role of national legislatures in shaping government formation in parliamentary regimes. Under parliamentarism, the government comes from, and remains responsible to, the national parliament. Yet, although legislatures and the politics of government formation are two of the most studied phenomenon in comparative politics, relatively little attention has focused on the degree to which parliamentary rules and procedures impact government formation. For instance, exactly what does 'come from parliament' mean in the context of government formation? To answer this question, the volume seeks to 'unpack' the parliamentary investiture vote. Investiture consists of a vote in parliament to demonstrate that an already formed or about to be formed government has legislative support. The volume analyses investiture along six dimensions: (1) the number of chambers involved in government formation, (2) the exact topic of any investiture vote - for example whether the votes focuses on one or more of the prime ministership, the cabinet and/or the government's policy program, (3) the sequencing and timing of the vote in the overall game of government formation, (4) the decision rule - for example absolute majority, simple or some form of negative parliamentarism, (5) the number of rounds provided for, and (6) what happens in the event of a failure to invest a government. Each of the 16 case studies, written by leading scholars of legislative politics in their respective polities, seeks to describe the institutional rules and practices and analyse their origins and consequences. These case studies are supplemented with two comparative chapters."--Cover description
Educación y ciudadanía : la exclusión política de los analfabetos en el Brasil by Maria Tereza Aina Sadek( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in Spanish and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Capacidade de governo no serviço de transporte público : o caso de São Paulo by José Antônio Cheibub( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in Portuguese and held by 23 libraries worldwide
O voto do analfabeto : limites de participação e cidadania by José Antônio Cheibub( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in Portuguese and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Democracy and development : political institutions and well-being in the world, 1950-1990 by Adam Przeworski( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Is economic development conducive to political democracy? Does democracy foster or hinder material welfare? These two questions are examined by looking at the experience of 135 countries between 1950 and 1990. Descriptive information, statistical analyses, and historical narratives are interwoven to gain an understanding of the dynamic of political regimes and their impact on economic development and other aspects of material welfare. The findings dispel any notion of a trade-off between democracy and development. Economic development does not generate democracies but democracies are much more likely to survive in wealthy societies. Political regimes have no impact on the growth of total national incomes, while political instability affects growth only in dictatorships. Per capita incomes grow faster in democracies since population increases faster under dictatorships. In general, political regimes have more of an effect on demography than on economics
Teorii︠a︡ i praktika demokratii : izbrannye teksty ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Russian and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Political regimes, taxation and economic growth : a comparative analysis by José Antônio Cheibub( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
When are countries taxing too little?
How semi-is semi-presidentialism? : on the hybridization of constitutional form by José Antônio Cheibub( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Government spending and economic growth under democracy and dictatorship by José Antônio Cheibub( Article )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
How to include political capabilities in the HDI? : an evaluation of alternatives by José Antônio Cheibub( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The dynamics of democratization : dictatorship, development, and diffusion ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"The volume focuses on three issues very much at the heart of discussions about democracy today: dictatorship, development, and diffusion. The essays first explore the surprising but necessary relationship between democracy and authoritarianism; they next analyze the introduction of democracy in developing countries; last, they examine how international factors affect the democratization process
When will parties comply with electoral results? Political institutions and strategic choices of political parties following electoral defeat by Svitlana Chernykh( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Still the Land of Presidentialism? : Executives and the Latin American Constitution by José Antônio Cheibub( Article )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
International migration, electoral strategies and home country elections by Cristina Alvarez Mingote( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
O que mantem as democracias? by Adam Przeworski( Article )
1 edition published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
Con base en la descubierta importancia de los factores económicos en la sustentación de las democracias, los autores constatan, después de observar 135 países entre 1950 y 1990 que: riqueza, crecimiento con inflación moderada, desigualdad en declive, clima internacional favorable y parlamentarismo son condiciones propicias para la preservación de un régimen democrático. Ellos argumentan que es falsa la suposición de que las dictaduras favorecen el desarrollo económico en los países pobres y de que éste, una vez desarrollados, serían sus regímenes dictatoriales substituidos por democracias
Latin American presidentialism in comparative and historical perspective by José Antônio Cheibub( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"This paper demonstrates that there is a distinctive style of presidentialism in Latin American constitutional design. While early constitutions in the region tended to follow the US model of presidency, subsequent constitutions evolved away from this model in favor of giving the president more authority in lawmaking. We demonstrate a substantial amount of convergence over time. This analysis has three important implications. First, it calls attention to geography as an important predictor of constitutional design. Second, our analysis emphasizes change rather than continuity and convergence over time. This approach contrasts with the recent emphasis in comparative law on - legal origins as determinants of contemporary outcomes. Finally, while the legal-origins analysts emphasize the importance of French law in Latin America, we show that at a constitutional level (surely important for economic outcomes), the influence of Spain and the United States was also significant in the early years. But while the legal-origins school argues for long-range consequences of initial choices, we observe a gradual process of constitutional updating in which constitutions within the region grow more similar to each other, and a move away from the models from which they were initially drawn."
Governos de Coalizão nas Democracias Presidencialistas e Parlamentaristas by José Antônio Cheibub( file )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Portuguese and English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Are government coalitions less frequent under presidentialism than under parliamentarism? The only difference be w e the two systems is that unscheduled elections are held under parliamentarism in those situations in which under presidentialism a majority legislative coalition opposes the executive. In both systems, portfolio coalitions are formed only when the formateur party and the one closest to it are relatively distant in policy terms. Otherwise, the formateur party governs alone, satisfied with the legislative outcomes. Hence, portfolio minority governments need not be less effective legislatively than coalition governments. Whatever is wrong with presidentialism, is not due to the difficulty of forming coalitions
Beyond presidentialism and parliamentarism by José Antônio Cheibub( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"The presidential-parliamentary distinction is foundational to comparative politics and at the center of a large theoretical and empirical literature. However, an examination of constitutional texts suggests a fair degree of heterogeneity within these categories with respect to important institutional attributes. These observations lead us to suspect that the classic presidential-parliamentary distinction, as well as the semi-presidential category, is not a systemic one. This paper investigates whether the defining attributes that separate presidential and parliamentary constitutions predict other attributes that are stereotypically associated with these institutional models. The results lead us to be highly skeptical of the 'systemic' nature of the classification. Indeed, the results imply that if one wanted to predict the powers of the executive and legislature, one would be better off knowing where and when the constitution was written than in knowing whether it was presidential or parliamentary."
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Alternative Names
Borges Cheibub, José Antônio.
Borges Cheibub, José Antônio 1960-
Borges, José Antônio.
Borges, José Antônio 1960-
Cheibub, José Antonio
Cheibub, José Antônio Borges.
Cheibub, José Antônio Borges 1960-
English (58)
Portuguese (7)
Spanish (6)
Russian (1)
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