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Título: Government survival in semi-presidential regimes
Autor: Fernandes, Jorge Miguel Alves
Magalhães, Pedro
Palavras-chave: Semipresidencialismo
Semi-presidentialism
Poderes presidenciais
Presidential power
Estabilidade política
Government survival
Data: 2016
Editora: Wiley
Citação: Fernandes, J. M. & Magalhães , P. C. (2016). Government survival in semi-presidential regimes. European Journal of Political Research. Vol. 55. 1, pp. 61-80
Resumo: As semi-presidentialism has become increasingly common in European democracies, so have the debates about the consequences of several of its political and institutional features. In particular, in those regimes, cohabitation between presidents and cabinets of different parties and cabinet dismissal powers on the part of presidents are thought to be a source of inter-branch conflict and government instability. However, so far, most empirical work on government survival has failed to confirm any of these expectations. This article addresses this disjuncture between theory and empirical results by making a twofold contribution. First, it takes into account the internal diversity within semi-presidentialism, modeling the implications for government survival of different configurations between presidential powers’ of cabinet dismissal, parliament dissolution and cohabitation in European semi-presidential systems. Second, it reconsiders traditional government survival using the competing risks framework by adding a distinction between two different types of non-electoral replacement: those where replacements imply a change in the party of the prime minister and those where they do not. Once such an approach is adopted, that presidential powers of parliamentary dissolution and cabinet dismissal indeed emerge as highly relevant for explaining government survival in these regimes.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10451/22810
DOI: 10.1111/1475-6765.12116
ISSN: 0304-4130
1475-6765
Versão do Editor: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1475-6765.12116/full
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