By Cindy Skach

After the cave in of communism, a few thirty nations scrambled to craft democratic constitutions. unusually, the constitutional version they in most cases selected used to be neither the natural parliamentary version present in such a lot of Western Europe on the time, nor the presidential version of the Americas. relatively, it used to be semi-presidentialism--a infrequent version recognized extra as a rule because the "French type." This constitutional version melded parts of natural presidentialism with these of natural parliamentarism. particularly, semi-presidentialism mixed a popularly elected head of nation with a head of presidency liable to a legislature.

Borrowing Constitutional Designs questions the hasty adoption of semi-presidentialism by means of new democracies. Drawing on wealthy case stories of 2 of crucial nations for eu politics within the 20th century--Weimar Germany and the French 5th Republic--Cindy Skach deals the 1st theoretically concentrated, and traditionally grounded, research of semi-presidentialism and democracy. She demonstrates that constitutional selection issues, simply because less than sure stipulations, semi-presidentialism constructions incentives that make democratic consolidation tricky or that really give a contribution to democratic cave in. She bargains a brand new idea of constitutional layout, integrating insights from legislation and the social sciences. In doing so, Skach demanding situations either democratic conception and democratic perform. This booklet should be welcomed not just via students and practitioners of constitutional legislations but in addition by way of these in fields similar to comparative politics, eu politics and heritage, and overseas and public affairs.

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