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Semi-Presidentialism in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Semi-presidentialism in Armenia

    • Alexander Markarov
    Pages 61-90
  3. Semi-presidentialism in Azerbaijan

    • Jody LaPorte
    Pages 91-117
  4. Semi-presidentialism in Georgia

    • Malkhaz Nakashidze
    Pages 119-142
  5. Constitutional Development of Independent Kazakhstan

    • Dmitry Nurumov, Vasil Vashchanka
    Pages 143-172
  6. Semi-presidentialism in Kyrgyzstan

    • Matteo Fumagalli
    Pages 173-205
  7. Weaker Presidents, Better Semi-presidentialism?

    • Robert Elgie, Sophia Moestrup
    Pages 207-226
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 227-234

About this book

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 relative performance of democracy in each country, and chart the relationship within the executive both between the president, prime minister and ministers, and between the executive and the legislature. < 

Keywords

  • Semi-Presidentialism
  • Caucasus
  • Central Asia
  • Democracy
  • Presidents
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Georgia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Power
  • Government

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland

    Robert Elgie

  • Central and West Africa, National Democratic Institute, Arlington, USA

    Sophia Moestrup

About the editors

Robert Elgie is Paddy Moriarty Professor of Government and International Studies at Dublin City University, Ireland. He has published numerous books, including Semi-Presidentialism: Sub-types and Democratic Performance (2011). He is the editor of the journal French Politics, which is published by Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Sophia Moestrup is Deputy Director for the National Democratic Institute’s (NDI) Central and West Africa team in Washington, DC, USA. She has worked on all aspects of the design and implementation of democracy support programs in the region. She has published widely on semi-presidentialism and democratic performance.

 

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 139.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-137-38781-3
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Hardcover Book USD 179.99
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