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Compound DemocraciesWhy the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar$
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Sergio Fabbrini

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199235612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235612.001.0001

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American compound democracy and its challenges: the domestic implications of global power

American compound democracy and its challenges: the domestic implications of global power

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(p.141) 6 American compound democracy and its challenges: the domestic implications of global power
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Compound Democracies
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235612.003.0006

This chapter discusses challenges to the compound nature of American democracy raised by the global role the country has played since the end of World War II. Topics covered include the justifications and implications of America as a compound democracy, the role of President in the Cold War ear, presidential power in the era of divided government, and the rise and fall of presidential power.

Keywords:   political transformation, Cold War, presidential power, government, divided government, compound democracy

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