Who’s in Charge? Presidents, Assemblies, and the Political Control of Semipresidential Cabinets

Schleiter, Petra and Morgan-Jones, Edward (2010) Who’s in Charge? Presidents, Assemblies, and the Political Control of Semipresidential Cabinets. Comparative Political Studies, 43 (11). pp. 1415-1441. ISSN 1552-3829. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0010414010371904) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article develops an account of who controls Europe’s semi-presidential cabinets politically. The authors ask which actors negotiate cabinet composition and what shapes who is in charge of the cabinet—questions that have been the focus of key debates about the political consequences of this regime type since Duverger. This article proposes and tests a principal—agent account of semi-presidential governments as controlled by the president and assembly parties whose constitutional and electoral authority and ability to act on behalf of the voters critically shapes their influence on the government. The authors test their argument using data on 218 cabinets in 13 Eastern and Western European semi-presidential regimes (1945—2005).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Edward Morgan-Jones
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 16:33 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 09:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36427 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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