Prime ministerial autonomy and intra-executive conflict under semi-presidentialism

  title={Prime ministerial autonomy and intra-executive conflict under semi-presidentialism},
  author={Huang-Ting Yan},
  journal={European Political Science Review},
  pages={285 - 306}
  • Huang-Ting Yan
  • Published 9 March 2021
  • Political Science
  • European Political Science Review
Abstract This article answers why intra-executive conflict varies across semi-presidential democracies. The literature verifies that intra-executive competition tends to be higher when the president holds less power to dismiss the cabinet, coexists with a minority government, or the president’s party is not represented in the cabinet. This paper, therefore, integrates these factors to construct an index of prime ministerial autonomy, proposing that its relationship with the probability of intra… 



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