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The Presidential Republic

Authors: Blondel, J.

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About this book

This book is about a variety of national arrangements and practices, whose common characteristics are to constitute 'presidential republics' and which as such have become the main form of government in the contemporary world.

About the authors

Jean Blondel is a professorial fellow at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

Reviews

“In this original and well-organized work, Blondel (European University Institute, Italy) provides a historical and comparative study of presidential systems in the world … . The book is important for students of Latin America, Africa, and the former Soviet Union because of the inclusion of key chapters, with effective tables, on the evolution of presidentialism. … a very useful book for both political science and area studies. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, research, and professional collections.” (A. Siaroff, Choice, Vol. 53 (7), March, 2016)

'Jean Blondel has an aptitude for picking out important topics and demonstrating not only that there is a lot more to say about them, but also that many more basic facts are available within a comparative context. This weighty book takes the debate on Presidential leadership beyond the Anglo-American context to the neglected cases of Latin America (over 200 years), the former Soviet Union and South East Asia. Just to have a focussed discussion of politics in these countries is invaluable. But also to have well-founded generalizations about Presidential leadership will be a great aid to political analyses at a time when this topic is becoming increasingly important.'

Ian Budge, Professor Emeritus, University of Essex, UK

'This is an insightful encyclopedic examination of the almost infinite range of variations among "Presidential Republics" in the world. I have no doubts that this book will be a central point of reference in further comparative research on presidential governments.'

Ferdinand Müller-Rommel, Chair of Comparative Politics, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany

'Jean Blondel gives us a vital contribution to our understanding of presidentialism. He rehabilitates the image of this type of political regime by showing that the presidential invention by the Americans was an alternative to the monarchy. Hence the importance of legitimacy given to a man, the president elected by the people directly or indirectly.'

Jean-Louis Thiebault, Professor Emeritus, University of Lille, France


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Need to Study the ‘Presidential Republic’ as a General Phenomenon of Contemporary Government

    Pages 1-19

    Blondel, Jean

  • The Wide Spread of Presidential Republics and Their Key Role in the Political Development of ‘New Countries’

    Pages 23-41

    Blondel, Jean

  • Presidential Republics alongside Monarchies and between Parliamentary Republics and Regimes of ‘Usurpers’

    Pages 42-67

    Blondel, Jean

  • Is ‘Civilian Republican Leadership’ a Realistic Proposition, Especially in New Countries?

    Pages 68-86

    Blondel, Jean

  • How Did Presidential Republics Emerge in Spanish America during the Prolonged and Harsh Independence Process (1810–26)

    Pages 95-116

    Blondel, Jean

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eBook 76,99 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Softcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Presidential Republic
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48249-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137482495
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48248-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50311-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 339
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