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Premier-Presidentialism, President-Parliamentarism, and Democratic Performance: Indicative Case Studies

Robert Elgie

in Semi-Presidentialism

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199585984
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729003 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585984.003.0007

Series: Comparative Politics

Premier-Presidentialism, President-Parliamentarism, and Democratic Performance: Indicative Case Studies

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This chapter presents a set of indicative case studies that illustrate the consequences of the two forms of semi-presidentialism. For both, evidence from cases that appear to confirm the hypothesized dynamics of each type of semi-presidentialism is presented first. Then, a number of apparently confounding cases are presented. The chapter begins by examining the dynamics of president-parliamentarism in Russia, Taiwan, Austria, Iceland, and Namibia. The chapter then moves on to an examination of premier-presidentialism in Poland, Congo-Brazzaville, Niger, and Haiti.

Keywords: semi-presidentialism; democracy; Russia; Taiwan; Austria; Iceland; Namibia; Poland; Congo-Brazzaville; Niger; Haiti

Chapter.  13996 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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