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Presidents, assembly dissolution and the electoral performance of prime ministers

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Many European presidents have extensive constitutional powers to affect the timing of early parliamentary elections, which enables them to influence when incumbent governments must face the electorate. This paper examines whether presidents use their assembly dissolution powers for partisan benefit. To date, presidential activism in the electoral arena of parliamentary and semi-presidential democracies remains poorly understood. We hypothesize that presidents use their powers to influence ele...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/0010414017710267

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
St Hildas College
Morgan-Jones, E More by this author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Comparative Political Studies Journal website
Volume:
51
Issue:
6
Pages:
730-758
Publication date:
2017-06-02
Acceptance date:
2017-03-17
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EISSN:
1552-3829
ISSN:
0010-4140
Pubs id:
pubs:687685
URN:
uri:b96f86a8-84db-4253-8ad3-7f8a080b9402
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uuid:b96f86a8-84db-4253-8ad3-7f8a080b9402
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pubs:687685

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