Divided government occurs when the executive fails to enjoy majority support in at least one house of the legislature. To date, the study of divided government has focused almost exclusively on the US. However, divided government occurs much more widely in other presidential systems and is the equivalent of minority government in parliamentary regimes. This book examines the frequency, causes, and management of divided government in a comparative context, identifying the similarities and differences between various countries around the world.
|Print publication date: 2001||Print ISBN-13: 9780198295655|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003||DOI:10.1093/0198295650.001.0001|