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Semi-Presidentialism in Europe : Comparative Politics - Robert Elgie

Semi-Presidentialism in Europe

Comparative Politics

By: Robert Elgie (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9780198293866
Number Of Pages: 334

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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.

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`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

ISBN: 9780198293866
ISBN-10: 0198293860
Series: Comparative Politics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 1st November 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.62