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Divided government occurs when the executive fails to enjoy majority support in at least one working house of the legislature. To date, the study of divided government has focused almost exclusively on the United States. However, divided government occurs much more widely. It occurs in other presidential systems. Moreover, it is also the equivalent of minority government in parliamentary regimes and cohabitation in French-style semi-presidential systems. This book examines the frequency, causes and management of divided government in comparative context, identifying the similarities and differences between the various experiences of this increasingly frequent form of government. The countries studied include Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Poland, and the US.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198295655
ISBN-10: 0198295650
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 167mm x 19mm)
Pages: 254
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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