Comparative Executive–Legislative Relations

Matthew Søberg Shugart

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

 Comparative Executive–Legislative Relations

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This article looks at comparative executive-legislative relations, beginning with early theoretical considerations and their modern application. It discusses the forms of constitutional structure and defines parliamentary, presidential, and hybrid systems. The next section pays attention to parliamentary systems, and this is followed by a detailed discussion of presidential and semi-presidential systems.

Keywords: comparative executive-legislative relations; theoretical considerations; constitutional structure; forms; parliamentary systems; presidential systems; hybrid systems

Article.  8147 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Political Institutions ; Comparative Politics

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