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  • Yuko Kasuya
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Abstract

This book is concerned with executive-legislative relations in the presidential and semi-presidential democracies of Asia. Since around the mid-1980s, comparative politics scholars have advanced our understanding of differences in executive-legislative relations and their impact on many aspects of political life. These impacts include regime stability, the quality of governance, policy-making processes, formation of parties and party systems, ethnic conflict, and even the international actions of the states.1 These consequences have been analysed with a focus on differences in the two basic forms of executive-legislative relations — that is, (semi-) presidential versus parliamentary government — as well as with a focus on executive-legislative relations within one form of government. This book’s focus belongs to the latter type of analysis; specifically, it centers on executive-legislative relations within presidential and semi-presidential governments.

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Party System Liberal Democratic Party American Political Science Review Veto Player Ethnic Conflict 
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