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Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Robert Elgie (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295655
eISBN:
9780191599149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295650.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Divided government occurs when the executive fails to enjoy majority support in at least one house of the legislature. To date, the study of divided government has focused almost exclusively on the ... More


What Is Divided Government?

Robert Elgie

in Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295655
eISBN:
9780191599149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295650.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter serves as an introduction to the comparative study of divided government, and a framework for the case studies in the remainder of the book. Its first part examines the concept of ... More


What Is Voted for

Josep M. Colomer

in Political Institutions: Democracy and Social Choice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241835
eISBN:
9780191598975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924183X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

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 ... More


Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Robert Elgie

in Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295655
eISBN:
9780191599149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295650.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter summarizes the essays in this book over three headings—the variety of observed forms of divided government; the variety of contributory causes identified; and the diversity of challenges ... More


Divided Government in the United States

Alan Ware

in Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295655
eISBN:
9780191599149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295650.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter concentrates mainly on the federal level of government, although some attention is also given to the state level. It considers the impact of structural and institutional factors in ... More


Divided Government in Ireland

Paul Mitchell

in Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295655
eISBN:
9780191599149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295650.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Minority governments in Ireland have been common, relatively stable, and reasonably effective, and divided government has been less difficult to manage than in other countries.


Divided Government in Poland

Ania Krok‐Paszkowska

in Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295655
eISBN:
9780191599149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295650.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter begins with an analysis of the frequency and form of divided government in Poland, which has been the rule rather than the exception since the fall of communism. It then examines the ... More


Divided Government in Finland: From a Semi‐Presidential to a Parliamentary Democracy

Heikki Paloheimo

in Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295655
eISBN:
9780191599149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295650.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Divided government in the case of Finland has resulted not just from its ‘semi‐presidential’ division of power between the president and the government, but also from the frequency with which the ... More


Divided Governance: The Case of Denmark

John Fitzmaurice

in Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295655
eISBN:
9780191599149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295650.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

As a result of a combination of specific characteristics of the Danish political system, such as the fragmentation of the Folketing, especially since 1973, Denmark has developed a tendency towards ... More


Divided Government in Germany: The Case of the Bundesrat

Roland Sturm

in Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295655
eISBN:
9780191599149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295650.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The problem of divided government in Germany is aggravated by the presence of the Λανδερ within the federal system, and by the consequent relationship between the Bundesrat and the Bundestag.


American compound democracy and its challenges: the domestic implications of global power

Sergio Fabbrini

in Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199235612
eISBN:
9780191715686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235612.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses challenges to the compound nature of American democracy raised by the global role the country has played since the end of World War II. Topics covered include the ... More


Squaring Off: Executives and Legislatures in Ecuador

Monica Barczak

in Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295655
eISBN:
9780191599149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295650.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Divided government has been virtually the norm in Ecuador since the demise of the last military regime in 1979, as a result of both historical experience and political institutions, particularly ... More


‘Cohabitation’: Divided Government French‐Style

Robert Elgie

in Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295655
eISBN:
9780191599149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295650.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the politics of ‘cohabitation’, or divided government French‐style. It begins by setting out the basic powers of the protagonists in the Fifth Republic's dual executive. It then ... More


The Semi‐Sovereign American Prince: The Semi‐Sovereign American Prince: The Dilemma of an Independent The Dilemma of an Independent President in a Presidential Government 1

Fabbrini Sergio

in The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199252015
eISBN:
9780191602375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Since the 1960s, the electoral process in America has undergone a pronounced process of personalization. Candidates for the presidency have grown increasingly independent of the traditional party ... More


Divided Government in Mexico's Presidentialist Regime: the 1997–2000 Experience

Joseph L. Klesner

in Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295655
eISBN:
9780191599149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295650.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyses the historical background, which led to the emergence of divided government in the 1990s, and the way in which this new political environment was managed during the 1997–2000 ... More


Committee Goals and Oversight Strategies

Linda L. Fowler

in Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151618
eISBN:
9781400866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151618.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how the distinctive goals of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees led to strategic choices about how much attention to devote to oversight of national ... More


Conclusion

Robert Elgie

in Semi-Presidentialism: Sub-Types And Democratic Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199585984
eISBN:
9780191729003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585984.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

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 ... More


The Perils of Semi-Presidentialism?

Robert Elgie

in Semi-Presidentialism: Sub-Types And Democratic Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199585984
eISBN:
9780191729003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585984.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter outlines the basic economic, social, historical, and international factors that affect the performance of democracy. It reviews the literature about the so-called perils of ... More


Iron Triangles Go Global: The 1982 Debt Crisis and End of the Cold War

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates the debt stage in the relationship between Congress and the IMF and World Bank that was triggered by the external shocks of the 1982 Mexican default, subsequent Latin ... More


Widening the Circle, Narrowing the Outcome: The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the moral hazard stage of the relationship between Congress and the IMF and World Bank. The chief exogenous shocks came from the 1995 Mexican peso crisis and 1997 Asian ... More


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