Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

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Comparative Politics

Comparative politics is a series for students and teachers of political science that
deals with contemporary issues in comparative government and politics. As
Comparative European Politics it has produced a series of high quality books since
its foundation in 1990, but now takes on a new form and new title for the the
millennium—Comparative Politics. As the process of globalization proceeds, and as
Europe becomes ever more enmeshed in world trends and events, so it is necessary to
broaden the scope of the series. The General Editors are Max Kasse, Professor of
Political Science, University of Mannheim and Research Professor
Wissenschaftzentrum Berlin, and Kenneth Newton, Professor of Government,
University of Southampton. The series is published in association with the
European Consortium for Political Research.
OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES
Coalition Governments in Western Europe
Edited by Wolfgang C. Müller and Kaare Strøm
Parties without Partisans: Political Change in Advanced Industrial Democracies
Edited by Russell J. Dalton and Martin P. Wattenberg
Political Institutions: Democracy and Social Change
Josep H. Colomer
Mixed-Member Electoral Systems
Edited by Matthew Soberg Shugart and Martin P. Wattenberg

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Divided Government in Comparative Perspective
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Table of contents

  • Comparative Politics ii
  • Divided Government in Comparative Perspective iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • List of Figures ix
  • List of Tables x
  • Contributors xi
  • 1: What is Divided Government? 1
  • 2: Divided Government in the United States 21
  • 3: Squaring Off 40
  • 4: Divided Government in Mexico's Presidentialist Regime 63
  • 5: Divided Government in Finland 86
  • 6: 'Cohabitation' 106
  • 7: Divided Government in Poland 127
  • 8: Divided Governance 146
  • 9: Divided Government in Germany 167
  • 10: Divided Government in Ireland 182
  • 11: Divided Government in Comparative Perspective 209
  • Bibliography 226
  • Index 239
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