Presidents with Prime Ministers: Do Direct Elections Matter?

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This book is about presidents in parliamentary systems. One commonly recurring political debate within parliamentary systems is over whether or not the public should directly elect the head of state. Despite the importance of this topic in practical politics, political scientists have offered little empirical evidence, yet made bold assumptions about the consequences of popular elections for heads of state. A common argument is that direct elections enhance presidents' legitimacy thereby increasing their activism and ...

Presidents with Prime Ministers: Do Direct Elections Matter? 2009, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199553327

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