Executives In Parliamentary Government

R. A. W. Rhodes

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548460
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Executives In Parliamentary Government

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This article examines the executives in parliamentary government, starting with existing approaches to executive government. These include modernist-empiricism, Westminster, rational choice institutionalism, and core executive. The next section looks at the core debates and challenges in the study of parliamentary executives, such as the Commonwealth, Britain, and Western Europe. The next sections cover their executive coordination, the presidentialization of prime ministers, policy capacity, comparative analysis of parliamentary government, and policy advice.

Keywords: executives; parliamentary government; executive government; existing approaches; parliamentary executives; executive coordination; presidentialization; prime ministers; policy capacity; policy advice

Article.  8693 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics ; Political Institutions

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