I have a new book out. It is called: Semi-Presidentialism. Sub-Types And Democratic Performance. It is published by Oxford University Press. The opening chapter of the book is freely available here.
The book examines the relationship between semi-presidentialism and democratic performance. It operationalises Matthew Shugart and John Carey’s distinction between president-parliamentarism and premier-presidentialism to show that president-parliamentarism is more likely to be associated with a poorer democratic performance than premier-presidentialism. The evidence is based on a mixed-method strategy, including large-n comparative statistical studies and case studies.
The book includes in-depth case studies of Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Portugal and Senegal. There are also indicative case studies of Poland, Russia and Taiwan.