Breaking the Parliamentary Chain of Delegation: Presidents and Non-partisan Cabinet Members in European Democracies

  title={Breaking the Parliamentary Chain of Delegation: Presidents and Non-partisan Cabinet Members in European Democracies},
  author={Oct{\'a}vio Amorim Neto and Kaare W. Str{\o}m},
  journal={British Journal of Political Science},
  pages={619 - 643}
Europe has over the past century experienced an impressive increase in the number of presidential heads of state. Many of the new democracies since the mid-1970s are semi-presidential regimes that combine a popularly elected president with the traditional features of parliamentary democracy. At the same time, the frequency of the appointment of non-partisan cabinet members has risen. Cabinet appointments are the most important personnel decisions in parliamentary systems, and traditionally such… Expand
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