Chapter

What Is Voted for

Josep M. Colomer

in Political Institutions

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780199241835
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598975 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019924183X.003.0004

Series: Comparative Politics

 What Is Voted for

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Unified government exists when a single party has a majority in the Assembly and forms the Cabinet in a parliamentary regime, or when the party of the popularly elected executive President has a majority in the Assembly in a presidential or semi‐presidential regime. Congruence or cooperation between the executive and the legislative tend to produce more socially satisfactory policy outcomes.

Keywords: divided government; federalism; parliamentarism; political parties; presidentialism; social utility; unified government

Chapter.  28846 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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