Studies in Conversation
AUTHOR:Jose Antonio CheibubPUBLISHED:2007 by Cambridge University Press(Book)Is presidentialism harmful to democratic consolidation? The literature (Linz 1990) provides theoretical grounds linking presidentialism and authoritarian reversals. However, contradictory findings generate scholarly disagreements and suspicions regarding the claim. To solve this puzzle, I propose...
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Measuring the Presidential Risk Factor: A Comment on Cheibub’s Presidentialism, Parliamentarism, and DemocracyAUTHOR:William C. TerryPUBLISHED:This critique was submitted by:adminI argue that the vision of “self-enforcing” democratization found in, for example, Przeworski (1992) and Acemoglou and Robinson (2007)—wherein democracy represents an organic balance of power between society’s actors, arrived at through a potentially long process of political give and take—is rel...