Recently, scholars have debated the effects of presidentialism on the development of new democracies. We seek to add to this debate by: (1) extending the investigation to the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union; (2) employing an interval measure of presidential power as opposed to previously used categorical measures of presidentialism; (3) testing the relationships between institutions and democratic consolidation using multivariate rather than bivariate analytical techniques. In sum, the evidence suggested that the electoral system had a greater effect than either the power of the constitutional president or socio–cultural or economic factors on various measures of democracy and consolidation.
Presidential Power and Democratic Development in Post-Communist Politics1
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John T. Ishiyama, Matthew Velten; Presidential Power and Democratic Development in Post-Communist Politics. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 September 1998; 31 (3): 217–233. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0967-067X(98)00010-5
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