Semi-Presidential Systems: Dual Executive And Mixed Authority Patterns

  title={Semi-Presidential Systems: Dual Executive And Mixed Authority Patterns},
  author={Matthew Soberg Shugart},
  journal={French Politics},
  • Matthew Soberg Shugart
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • French Politics
  • Maurice Duverger in 1980 advanced the concept of a ‘semi-presidential’ regime: a mix of a popularly elected and powerful presidency with a prime minister heading a cabinet subject to assembly confidence. We can understand the performance of these regimes through a neo-Madisonian perspective that stresses agency relations between institutional actors. Executive and legislature as separate agents of the electorate — as in presidentialism — necessitates transactional interbranch relations. Fusion… CONTINUE READING

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