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Unpacking Semi-Presidentialism: Government performance and democracy in four different regime types
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6594-5804
Universitetet i Bergen.
2016 (English)In: Swepsa 2016, 2016Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Semi-presidentialism has become a widespread choice among constitution makers around the world. Elgie (1999) defines semi-presidentialism as a system where the constitution includes both a popularly elected president and a prime minister and cabinet accountable to the parliament. With his inclusive definition there are 53 countries with a semi-presidential constitution. The aim of this paper is two-folded. First, we want to demonstrate the empirically value of using the distinction between the two sub-types of semi-presidentialism, i.e. between premier-presidential and president-parliamentary regimes. Second, by using indicators on regime performance and democracy from the QoG dataset on 173 countries, we examine the performance records of premier-presidential and president-parliamentary regimes. This is done in relation to parliamentarism and presidentialism. We find a manifest difference between the two sub-types of semi-presidentialism. While premier-presidential regimes have performance records close to parliamentary regimes, president-parliamentary regimes display performance records more similar to pure presidentialism, and it performs even worse on most indicators.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Intercultural Studies, Semipresidentialism och regeringskapacitet i transitionsländer
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-23267OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-23267DiVA: diva2:1039234
Conference
SWEPSA, Uppsala University, Visby, 19-21 oktober 2016
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-1260
Available from: 2016-10-21 Created: 2016-10-21 Last updated: 2016-10-24Bibliographically approved

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