The Failure of Presidential Parliamentarism: The Failure of Presidential Parliamentarism: Constitutional versus Structural Constitutional versus Structural Presidentialization in Israel's Presidentialization in Israel's Parliamentary Democracy

Reuven Y. Hazan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In no parliamentary democracy has the presidentialization of politics achieved such magnitude as in Israel. In 1992, the Israeli parliament adopted a law that altered not only the electoral system but also Israel's political framework. According to this law, Israel became the first parliamentary democracy in which the Prime Minister was directly and popularly elected. This development produced a unique political system in which a 'presidentialized' Prime Minister was grafted onto an essentially parliamentary democracy.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationThe Presidentialization of Politics
Subtitle of host publicationA Comparative Study of Modern Democracies
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191602375
ISBN (Print)9780199252015
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Apr 2005

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Publisher Copyright:
© Oxford University Press, 2014.

Keywords

  • Direct election
  • Electoral reform
  • Israel
  • Knesset
  • Political reform
  • Prime minister

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