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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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Legislative Powers and Coalition Management

Legislative Powers and Coalition Management

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(p.93) 5 Legislative Powers and Coalition Management
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Coalitional Presidentialism in Comparative Perspective
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Paul Chaisty

Nic Cheeseman

Timothy J. Power

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198817208.003.0005

This chapter considers the ways in which presidents deploy legislative powers in coalition management. It covers decree and statute powers, and at least three types of veto powers: package, partial, and amendatory. It discusses the impact of a variety of system-level factors (electoral and party system), coalition-level factors (presidential party size and ideological composition), and conjunctural factors (crisis and time) on the relative cost of the deployment of legislative tools. It examines case studies from Ukraine, Chile, Russia, Benin, and Brazil to highlight different types of legislative tool deployment. It also uses MP survey evidence to assess the relative importance of legislative powers in coalition maintenance, and to discuss the propensity of legislators to delegate their legislative powers to presidents.

Keywords:   decrees, vetoes, Benin, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ukraine, elections, legislatures, presidents

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