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Coalitional Presidentialism in Comparative PerspectiveMinority Presidents in Multiparty Systems$
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Paul Chaisty, Nic Cheeseman, and Timothy J. Power

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198817208

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198817208.001.0001

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The Rise of Minority Presidentialism

The Rise of Minority Presidentialism

Why Coalitional Politics Matters

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(p.1) 1 The Rise of Minority Presidentialism
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Coalitional Presidentialism in Comparative Perspective
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Paul Chaisty

Nic Cheeseman

Timothy J. Power

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198817208.003.0001

This chapter examines the growth of minority presidents since the Third Wave of democratization, and the propensity of minority presidents to form cross-party coalitions. It introduces the definition of coalitions that is used throughout the book, and it discusses how this definition differs from extant analyses of coalitions in presidential and parliamentary systems. It considers how the study of coalitional presidentialism engages with broader debates in the comparative presidentialism literature about issues of conflict and coordination in legislative–executive relations. It also summarizes what is already known about coalitional presidentialism, and builds on the extant literature to introduce a multi-dimensional understanding of coalition management: the ‘presidential toolbox’.

Keywords:   presidentialism, coalitions, democracy, Juan Linz, hybrid regimes

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