Parliamentary versus Presidential Government - Oxford Readings in Politics and Government (Paperback)
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Parliamentary versus Presidential Government - Oxford Readings in Politics and Government (Paperback)

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Paperback 270 Pages / Published: 20/02/1992
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Parliamentary and presidential government, exemplified by the United Kingdom and most continental European countries on the one hand and the United States and Latin America on the other, are the two principal forms of democracy in the modern world. Their respective advantages and disadvantages have long been debated, at first mainly by British and American political observers, but with increasing frequency in other parts of the world too, especially in Latin America and Asia. The recent world-wide wave of democratization has intensified both the debate and its significance. This volume brings together the most important statements on the subject, by advocates and analysts from Montesquieu and Madison to Lipset and Linz. It also treats the merits of less frequently used democratic types, such as French-style semi-presidentialism, that may be regarded as intermediate forms between parliamentarism and presidentialism.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198780441
Number of pages: 270
Weight: 352 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 16 mm


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'a useful text' Nevil Johnson, Nuffield College, Oxford, Political Studies, 1993
`The selected readings are worthy of what Lijphart describes as a `great debate'. The classics are here ... The collection is well rounded off by a debate on the relationship of institutional arrangements and practical outcomes, with Donald Horowitz and Seymour Lipset on the pitfalls of comparisons and the significance of political cultures. Nothing in the book is uninteresting.' Journal of Political Science
Should prove a valuable source not only for teaching purposes but for anyone who wishes to delve into this topic of longstanding debate but continuing relevance. * Australian Journal of International Affairs *

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