Chapter

Conclusion

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/9780199585984.003.0008

Series: Comparative Politics

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The book ends by revisiting the standard problems of semi-presidentialism that were identified in Chapter 1 and placing them in the context of the findings about premier-presidentialism and president-parliamentarism that were identified over the course of the book as a whole. Why was so little support found for the problem of cohabitation and a divided executive? To what extent is minority government a problem for semi-presidential countries? What is the relationship between presidential power and the form of semi-presidentialism? Addressing these questions helps to generate a research agenda for the next generation of semi-presidential studies.

Keywords: semi-presidentialism; cohabitation; divided minority government; divided executive

Chapter.  6880 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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