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What Is Divided Government?

Robert Elgie

in Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780198295655
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599149 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198295650.003.0001

Series: Comparative Politics

 What Is Divided Government?

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This chapter serves as an introduction to the comparative study of divided government, and a framework for the case studies in the remainder of the book. Its first part examines the concept of divided government and identifies two ways in which the concept is understood. The second part provides a practical focus on the debate concerning its causes, and on its political management.

Keywords: divided government

Chapter.  9337 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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