Research in Political Sciences and Administration – Cristina Elena RĂDULEA

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Cristina Elena RĂDULEA

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FORMAT: Paperback         PAGES: 106           LANGUAGE: English

ISBN: 973-166-057-7

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Both researchers and politicians are more and more discussing the desirable institutional shape of the Union in terms of parliamentarism and presidentialism. That is, should the EU be a parliamentary or a presidential political system? However, little research has clearly established what kind of political system the EU is, and specific criteria for assessing the European polity in terms of parliamentarism – presidentialism have never been applied. This research paper seeks to find what kind of political system the EU is, by applying Arend Lijphart’s (2000) six criteria for distinguishing between parliamentary and presidential systems. The reason for doing so is that Lijphart’s theoretical framework provides appropriate instruments for assessing the relationship between the executive and legislative branches of a polity, as well as for determining their weight within the system. (The author)

Topics of interest:

  • political sciences
  • administrative sciences
  • parliamentarism
  • presidentialism

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