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Semi-presidentialism: concepts, consequences and contesting explanations.

Elgie, Robert (2004) Semi-presidentialism: concepts, consequences and contesting explanations. Political Studies Review, 2 (3). pp. 314-330. ISSN 1478-9299

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In contrast to the work on presidentialism and parliamentarism, semi-presidentialism remains very much the poor relation in the debate about regime types. This is true both in the sense that there is less work on semi-presidential regimes and also because of the fact that semi-presidentialism has few advocates. This review examines the existing work on semi-presidentialism and asks three questions: What is semi-presidentialism? What is the main dependent variable in semi-presidential studies? And what is the most appropriate explanatory variable in such studies? It does provide some answers to these questions, but the main purpose is to highlight some of the most problematic issues in the contemporary study of semi-presidentialism.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:parliamentarism; presidentialism;
Subjects:Social Sciences > Political science
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for International Studies (CIS)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Law and Government
Publisher:Blackwell Publishing
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Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:63
Deposited On:12 Jun 2007 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 30 Jan 2009 12:15

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