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Presidents and assemblies : constitutional design and electoral dynamics

Author: Matthew Soberg Shugart; John M Carey
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A systematic assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of various forms of presidential systems, it draws on recent developments in the theoretical literature about institutional design and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Soberg Shugart; John M Carey
ISBN: 052141962X 9780521419628 0521429900 9780521429900
OCLC Number: 25009111
Awards: Winner of George H. Hallett Award, Representation and Electoral Systems Section, American Political Science Association 2014
Description: ix, 316 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Basic choices in democratic regime types --
Defining regimes with elected presidents --
Criticisms of presidentialism and responses --
The premier-presidential and president-parliamentary experiences --
The constitutional origins of chief executives --
Constitutional limits on separate origin and survival --
Legislative powers of presidents --
Assessing the powers of the presidency --
Electoral dynamics : efficiency and inefficiency --
Electoral rules and the party system --
Electoral cycles and the party system --
Electoral cycles and compatibility between president and assembly --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Matthew Soberg Shugart and John M. Carey.
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