The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies (Comparative Politics Series)

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In this major new work, leading experts come together to examine the changing role of political parties and political leadership in fourteen modern democracies. As well as examining cross-national differences, The Presidentialization of Politics analyses how modern democracies are increasingly following a presidential logic of governance, through which leadership is becoming more central and more powerful, but also increasingly dependent on successful appeal to the mass public.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199252015
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/12/2005
  • Series: Comparative Politics Series
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The presidentialization of politics in democratic societies : a framework for analysis 1
2 The British prime minister : much more than 'first among equals' 26
3 A presidentializing party state? : the Federal Republic of Germany 63
4 Presidentialization, Italian style 88
5 The presidentialization of Spanish democracy : sources of prime ministerial power in post-Franco Spain 107
6 The Low Countries : from 'prime minister' to president-minister 128
7 Denmark : presidentialization in a consensual democracy 159
8 'President Persson' - how did Sweden get him? 176
9 Canada : executive dominance and presidentialization 199
10 Dyarchic presidentialization in a presidentialized polity : the French Fifth Republic 221
11 Finland : let the force be with the leader - but who is the leader? 246
12 The presidentialization of Portuguese democracy? 269
13 The failure of presidential parliamentarism : constitutional versus structural presidentialization in Israel's parliamentary democracy 289
14 The semi-sovereign American prince : the dilemma of an indepedent president in a presidential government 313
15 The presidentialization of contemporary democratic policies : evidence, causes, and consequences 336
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