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Title Presidents above parties? : presidents in Central and Eastern Europe, their formal competencies and informal power / Vít Hloušek and others
Edition First edition
Published Brno : Masaryk University, Faculty of Social Studies, International Institute of Political Science, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (311 pages) : illustrations
Series Monographs series ; vol. 56
Ediční řada Monografie ; sv. č. 56
Summary In [the] last two decades, most countries of Central and Eastern Europe have witnessed an ongoing development of democratic governance, and have thereby acquired a status of stable democracies. They no more face problems connected with post-communist transition and the challenges they have to deal with arise rather from present political situation. Current economic crisis challenges the traditional position of various political actors and may lead to further personalisation of politics. This development can be observed also in a shifting position of president in other than presidential political systems - a phenomenon that has not been sufficiently analyzed yet. The aim of the forthcoming book is to find out whether we can trace an increasing engagement of presidents in everyday politics in selected CEE countries. If so, the authors will try to find out, what the causes of their increasing engagement are, how it is manifested and whether it is caused by the president's personality or rather by a changing structure of political opportunities that provides presidents with room to manoeuvre. In case of countries where we do not prove the presence of tendencies to "overstep" constitutionally given powers or to enhance presidential political influence we will try to find out why it is so
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Federal government.
Power (Social sciences)
Presidents -- Europe, Central -- History -- 21st century.
Presidents -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 21st century.
Separation of powers.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Hloušek, Vít, author
ISBN 8021078022 (electronic bk)
9788021078024 (electronic bk)