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Executives in parliamentary government


Rhodes, RAW, Executives in parliamentary government, In: The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions, Oxford University Press, RAW Rhodes, S Binder & B Rockman (ed), Oxford, pp. 323-343. ISBN 0-19-927569-6 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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The literature on executive government in parliamentary systems can often be more fun to read because it is not written by political scientists. There are the popular biographies of individual prime ministers with varying degrees of lurid detail abo lit their private lives. There are psycho-biographies probing childhood and other formative experiences. There are the journalists recording the comings and goings of OUf leaders, with an eye for a story that is never discomforted by an inconvenient fact. 1bere are novels. But where afe the theories, the models, and the typologies of exetutive government in parliamentary systems that distinguish political scientists from their more racy rivals? In fact, the academic political science literature is limited-more so than readers might expect or the importance of the subject warrants.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Comparative government and politics
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Government and politics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Rhodes, RAW (Professor Rod Rhodes)
ID Code:59991
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:2010-01-04
Last Modified:2012-08-01

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