Presidentialism, Parliamentarism, and Democracy
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Presidentialism, Parliamentarism, and Democracy by Jose Antonio Cheibub
Book DescriptionThis book addresses the following question: why are presidential democracies more likely to break down than parliamentary ones? Conventional wisdom among political scientists pointS to the incentives generated by the form of government itself; the independence of the executive and legislature that defines presidentialism generates incentives that are not conducive to the consolidation of democracy. On the basis of a data set that covers all democracies between 1946 and 2002, this book demonstrates that this is not the case: the incentives generated by presidentialism are as conducive to the consolidation of democracy as the ones generated by parliamentarism. The book argues that what kills presidentialism is the fact that it exists in countries where democracies of any type are not likely to survive. This book will be of interest to academic researchers, graduates and advanced undergraduates enrolled in courses on comparative politics and political economy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521834674
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jose Antonio Cheibub
Parliaments and Government Formation, Hardback (November 2015)
This volume explores the role of national legislatures in shaping government formation in parliamentary regimes.
Presidentialism, Parliamentarism, and Democracy, Paperback (November 2006)
This book questions the reasons why presidential democracies more likely to break down than parliamentary ones.
Democracy Sourcebook, Paperback (September 2003)
A collection of classic and contemporary writings on democracy, suitable for use in a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses.
Democracy and Development, Hardback (August 2000)» View all books by Jose Antonio Cheibub
Examines impact of political regimes on economic development between 1950 and 1990.
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Author Biography - Jose Antonio Cheibub
Jose Antonio Cheibub is Associate Professor and Harold Boeschenstein Scholar in Political Economy and Public Policy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. He is a co-author of Democracy and Development: Political Institutions and Well-Being in the World, 1950-1990 (Cambridge, 2000), which won the 2001 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award given by the American Political Science Association. He is also a co-editor of the Democracy Sourcebook (2003). Professor Cheibub has published articles in numerous edited volumes and journals, including Annual Review of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Democracy, and World Politics.
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