Power to the Presidents: Democracy and Constitutional Innovation

Morgan-Jones, Edward and Schleiter, Petra (2005) Power to the Presidents: Democracy and Constitutional Innovation. World Today, 61 (4). pp. 5-6. ISSN 0043-9134. (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

As the election campaign gets under way, the signs are that all is not well with British democracy. Turnout in the election expected in May is likely to drop even below the dismal 59 percent of the last national poll in 2001, itself the lowest response since 1945. Opinion polls put this down to electoral dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Tony Blair's leadership and the alternatives on offer. Analysts and pollsters chart a picture of a disenchanted electorate that feels increasingly unable to hold its leaders accountable at election time. But there are alternatives and the semi-presidential systems of eastern Europe are showing the way.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Edward Morgan-Jones
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2013 16:21 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2014 11:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36517 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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