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Bicameralism and the Dynamics of Contested Transitions

Uhr, John; Bach, Stanley; Massicotte, Louis


Modern representative democracy is structured around three dimensions or branches of power: executive, legislative and judicial. Conventional approaches to government transition tend to deal with only one: transitions in and out of executive power. Transitions in general are about new concentrations of power but democratic institutional design gives priority to dispersed governmental powers (Kane et al., 2009). Democracies disperse governmental powers across the three branches, which helps...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: How Power Changes Hands: Transition and Succession in Government


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