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Robert Elgie / Sophia Moestrup. Semi-Presidentiali

Semi-Presidentialism in the Caucasus and Central Asia

  • Palgrave Macmillan UK
  • 2016
  • Gebunden
  • 248 Seiten
  • ISBN 9781137387806
Herausgeber: Sophia Moestrup / Robert Elgie

This edited collection examines the politics of semi-presidential countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Semi-presidentialism is the situation where there is both a directly elected fixed-term president and a prime minister and cabinet that are collectively responsible for the legislature. There are four countries with a semi-presidential constitution in this region - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan. The authors introduce the concept of semi-presidentialism, place the countries in a general post-Soviet context, and compare them with Kazakhstan. They investigate the relationship between semi-presidentialism in the formal constitution and the verticality of power in reality, explore the extent to which semi-presidentialism has been responsible for the

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