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Semi-Presidentialism: Sub-Types And Democratic Performance

Robert Elgie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199585984
eISBN:
9780191729003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585984.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book examines the relationship between semi‐presidentialism and democratic performance. Semi‐presidentialism — where a constitution provides for both a directly elected president and a prime ... More


The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby: Volume I: Ascent, 1799–1851

Angus Hawkins

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199570911
eISBN:
9780191702068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570911.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This book gives a full biography of the 14th Earl of Derby — the first British statesman to become prime minister three times, and the longest serving party leader in modern British party politics. ... More


India in Transition: Freeing the Economy

Jagdish Bhagwati

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288473
eISBN:
9780191684609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288473.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book offers an overview of the policies that produced India's sorry economic performance over a third of a century. The author's analysis puts into sharp focus the crippling effects of the ... More


The Politics of Reform in Israel: How the Israeli Mixed System Came to Be

Gideon Rahat

in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257683
eISBN:
9780191600241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925768X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

An analysis of the factors and the processes that led to the adoption of a mixed‐member electoral system in Israel. The first section analyzes the characteristics of the Israeli pre‐reform extreme ... More


France

Robert Elgie

in Semi-Presidentialism in Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293866
eISBN:
9780191599156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293860.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Constitution of the Fifth French Republic was adopted by referendum in September 1958, and this chapter explores the relationship between the president and the prime minister in that Fifth ... More


Introduction: Consociational Theory and Northern Ireland

John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary

in The Northern Ireland Conflict: Consociational Engagements

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199266579
eISBN:
9780191601446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266573.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter is divided into three sections. The first shows what consociationalists can learn from Northern Ireland. The second shows what critics of consociational theory can learn from Northern ... More


Leadership, New Labour, and the Construction of the Centre

Andrew Hindmoor

in New Labour at the Centre: Constructing Political Space

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199273140
eISBN:
9780191601897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273146.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the frequent claim in newspapers that Blair is a ‘Presidential’ leader. It argues that in describing Blair as such, journalists were making a claim about the way New Labour and ... More


Comparing Westminster

R. A. W. Rhodes, John Wanna, and Patrick Weller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199563494
eISBN:
9780191722721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563494.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

This book explores how the governmental elites in Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa understand their Westminster system. It examines in detail four interrelated features of ... More


Presidentialization, Italian Style

Mauro Calise

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:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Italy represents, in most respects, an ideal-type for the presidentialization of the political system: the role of individual leaders has been greatly enhanced vis-à-vis their parties, while they ... More


The Low Countries: From ‘Prime Minister’ The Low Countries: From ‘Prime Minister’ to President‐Minister

Stefaan Fiers and André Krouwel

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:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Historically, both Belgium and the Netherlands are archetypes of ‘consociational democracies’. These are characterized by broad multi-party coalitions, numerous power-sharing devices, and fragile ... More


Denmark: Presidentialization Denmark: Presidentialization in a Consensual Democracy

Karina Pedersen and Tim Knudsen

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:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Even though structural causes of presidentialization such as the growth of the state, the development of a modern mass media, the erosion of cleavages, and the Europeanization of politics, all exist ... More


Canada: Executive Dominance Canada: Executive Dominance and Presidentialization

Herman Bakvis and Steven B. Wolinetz

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:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

A parliamentary democracy based on the Westminster model, Canada does not qualify formally as a presidential system: The prime minister and other members of the political executive are responsible to ... More


The Presidentialization The Presidentialization of Portuguese Democracy?

Marina Costa Lobo

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:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Analyses the extent to which Portuguese democracy has become presidentialized both politically and electorally. Several indicators are used to measure the growth of leadership autonomy within the ... More


The Failure of Presidential Parliamentarism: The Failure of Presidential Parliamentarism: Constitutional versus Structural Constitutional versus Structural Presidentialization in Israel's Presidentialization in Israel's Parliamentary Democracy

Reuven Y. Hazan

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:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In no parliamentary democracy has the presidentialization of politics achieved such magnitude as in Israel. In 1992, the Israeli parliament adopted a law that altered not only the electoral system ... More


Aristotle on the Transmutation of the Elements in De Generatione Et Corruptione I. 1–4

David Bostock

in Space, Time, Matter, and Form: Essays on Aristotle's Physics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199286867
eISBN:
9780191603532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286868.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This essay is concerned with the contrast that Aristotle draws between ‘generation’ and ‘alteration’ in GC I.1-4, and its implications for ‘prime matter’. Aristotle believes that when one element ... More


Executive and Cabinet

R. A. W. Rhodes, John Wanna, and Patrick Weller

in Comparing Westminster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199563494
eISBN:
9780191722721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563494.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

This chapter asks a deceptively simple question: How do we understand the relationship between the prime minister, cabinet, and the rest of the Westminster system? It explores the dilemmas posed by ... More


The Appointment of a Prime Minister

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Normally, in a first past the post‐electoral system in which majority single‐party government is the rule, the sovereign has no choice as to who to call to the Palace. But, in cases of emergency—war ... More


Hung Parliaments and Proportional Representation

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Despite Britain's first past the post‐electoral system, which generally produces single‐party majorities, Britain has become more politically fragmented in recent years. This makes a hung ... More


The Sovereign's Private Secretary

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The office of private secretary to the sovereign is crucial to the working of constitutional monarchy. But it evolved in an unnoticed and unplanned way, almost by accident. The history of the ... More


Israel

Matthias Ries

in Elections in Asia and the Pacific: A Data Handbook: Volume I: Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249589
eISBN:
9780191600029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924958X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Includes all relevant information on national elections held in Israel since its independence in 1948. Part I gives a comprehensive overview of Israel's political history, outlines the evolution of ... More


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