The Failure of Presidential Democracy
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Failure of Presidential Democracy by Juan J. Linz
Book DescriptionCitizens of the United States, heirs to two centuries of democratic government, tend to believe that presidentialism - rather than parliamentarism - is the political system that best ensures a stable democracy. In Latin America, however, where many governments have been modelled on that of the United States, presidentialism has had mixed success. In "The Failure of Presidential Democracy", Juan Linz and Arturo Valenzuela bring together leading scholars to examine the question of whether presidentialism or parliamentarism offers the best hope for stable government and democratic continuity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801846403
(235mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Juan J. Linz
Political Parties, Hardback (March 2002)
Several leading scholars present critical analyses (both conceptual and empirical) of important substantive themes on political parties in contemporary democracies. They critically re-examine the classic concepts and typologies that have guided research in this field over the past decades, and explore new challenges faced by parties today.
Sultanistic Regimes, Paperback (June 1998)
Part two applies Linz's model to country studies.
Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation, Paperback (August 1996)
Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation contains the first systematic comparative analysis of the process of democratic consolidation in southern Europe and the southern cone of South America, and it is the first book to ground post-Communist Europe within the literature of comparative politics and democratic theory.
Between States, Paperback (May 1995)» View all books by Juan J. Linz
Examines how interim governments all around the world and throughout the twentieth century have effected democratic regime changes.
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