By Robert Elgie, Sophia Moestrup
This is often the 1st educational examine of the impression of semi-presidentialism in rising democracies outdoor of Europe. Semi-presidentialism is the place there's either a directly-elected fixed-term president and a primary minister who's accountable to the legislature. For the main half, semi-presidentialism is noticeable as being a dicy selection for brand new democracies since it can create in all likelihood destabilizing festival among the president and leading minister. And but, there at the moment are greater than fifty semi-presidential nations on the earth. additionally, lots of those nations are in Africa, the previous Soviet Union and Asia, frequently in areas the place democracy has but to set up an organization origin. This research starts with a bankruptcy that discusses the benefits and drawbacks of semi-presidentialism and offers the theoretical framework for a wide-ranging sequence of kingdom chapters offered within the moment a part of the publication. Written through country/area experts, the case reports spotlight the political approaches at paintings in younger semi-presidential democracies. Semi-Presidentialism outdoor Europe will attract these studying and learning within the fields of comparative politics, improvement and democracy.