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  • The Changing French Political Systemby Robert Elgie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Examining the nature of the Fifth Republic after its first 42 years, this study looks at the challenges posed by new parties and new expressions of political mobilization. Entrenched policy routines are being undermined by the emergence of new actors and the failure of old paradigms. more...

  • The Role of the Prime Minister in France, 1981-91by Professor Robert Elgie

    Palgrave Macmillan 1993; US$ 176.00

    The institution of the Prime Minister in France remains remarkably understudied. There are many personalised accounts of the work of individual Prime Ministers and their relations with Presidents and government ministers. However, there has been no rigorous attempt to analyse the Prime Minister's overall influence in the decision-making process. The... more...

  • French Politicsby Robert Elgie; Steven Griggs

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    Accessible, up-to-date and comprehensive, this is an essential introduction to the French political system. Featuring detailed analysis of the most important debates and controversies concerning French politics today, the expert authors conclude that study of this subject is being transformed in response to a changing global, European and domestic... more...

  • Politics of Central Banksby Robert Elgie; Helen Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 198.00

    This book is a study of power. In particular, it is a study of governmental power in Britain and France. Its focus is the changing relationship between the government and the central bank in the two countries, and it examines the politics of this relationship since the time when the Bank of England and the Bank of France were first created. The book... more...

  • Semi-Presidentialism Outside Europeby Robert Elgie; Sophia Moestrup

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This is the first academic study of the impact of semi-presidentialism in emerging democracies outside of Europe. Semi-presidentialism is where there is both a directly-elected fixed-term president and a prime minister who is responsible to the legislature. For the most part, semi-presidentialism is seen as being a risky choice for new democracies... more...

  • Semi-Presidentialism and Democracyby Professor Robert Elgie; Sophia Moestrup; Professor Yu-Shan Wu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Explores the effect of semi-presidentialism on newly-democratising countries. In recent years semi-presidentialism - the situation where a constitution makes provision for both a directly elected president and a prime minister who is responsible to the legislature - has become the regime type of choice for many countries. more...

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