Semi-Presidentialism is the term used to describe the constitutional arrangement where there is a directly elected president and a prime-minister who is responsible to parliament. Examples of semi-presidential regimes include Finland, France, Portugal, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. These countries share certain constitutional features, but the exercise of presidential and prime-ministerial power varies greatly from one to another. Semi-Presidentialism in
Europe examines the politics of semi-presidentialism and explores why it is that seemingly similar political systems operate in such different ways. Furthermore, the book examines the constitutional powers of political leaders, the role of political parties and the importance of past precedent.
`the book provides epigrammatic explanations of goverments that have rarely crossed the mind.'
H.Ziegler, Choice, Vol.37, No. 11/12.
1: Robert Elgie: The Politics of Semi-Presidentialism
2: Wolfgang C. Muller: Austria
3: David Arter: Finland
4: Robert Elgie: France
5: Gunnar Helgie Kristinsson: Iceland
6: Michael Gallagher: Republic of Ireland
7: Venelin I. Ganev: Bulgaria
8: Dainius Urbanavicius: Lithuania
9: Ania van det Meer Krok-Paszkowska: Poland
10: Tony Verheijen: Romania
11: Stephen White: Russia
12: Miro Cerar: Slovenia
13: Andrew Wilson: Ukraine
14: Robert Elgie.: Semi-presidentialism and Comparative Institutional Engineering