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dc.contributor.authorGanghof, Steffen
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-20T10:11:16Z
dc.date.available2021-12-20T10:11:16Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52156
dc.description.abstractIn a democracy, a constitutional separation of powers between the executive and the assembly may be desirable, but the constitutional concentration of executive power in a single human being is not. The book defends this thesis and explores ‘semi-parliamentary government’ as an alternative to presidential government. Semi-parliamentarism avoids power concentration in one person by shifting the separation of powers into the democratic assembly. The executive becomes fused with only one part of the assembly, even though the other part has at least equal democratic legitimacy and robust veto power on ordinary legislation. The book identifies the Australian Commonwealth and Japan, as well as the Australian states of New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia, as semi-parliamentary systems. Using data from 23 countries and 6 Australian states, it maps how parliamentary and semi-parliamentary systems balance competing visions of democracy; it analyzes patterns of electoral and party systems, cabinet formation, legislative coalition-building, and constitutional reforms; it systematically compares the semi-parliamentary and presidential separation of powers; and it develops new and innovative semi-parliamentary designs, some of which do not require two separate chambers.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPB Comparative politicsen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPH Political structure & processesen_US
dc.subject.otherpresidential government, parliamentary government, semi-parliamentary government, separation of powers, executive personalism, bicameralism, constitutional design, democratic theory, patterns of democracy, Australiaen_US
dc.titleBeyond Presidentialism and Parliamentarismen_US
dc.title.alternativeDemocratic Design and the Separation of Powersen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/oso/9780192897145.001.0001en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb9501915-cdee-4f2a-8030-9c0b187854b2en_US
oapen.relation.isFundedBy79555130-b5d3-4975-86a2-a974cd77d95ben_US
oapen.pages224en_US
oapen.place.publicationOxforden_US
oapen.remark.publicFunder name: University of Potsdam


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