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This book provides a distinctive new introduction to the study of comparative politics at undergraduate level. Rich in case study material and global in coverage, Comparative Politics sets out the basic theoretical and methodological foundations for studying different political systems as well as the key structures and actors of which they are comprised. 

Legislative-Executive Relations
Legislative-executive relations

The division of power and responsibility between the legislature and the executive is one of the most important institutional variables in distinguishing between states. By understanding the relationship between legislative and executive institutions it is possible to trace the contours of the macro-political environment in a given state. Crucial variables such as presidentialism versus parliamentarianism cannot fully explain ...

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