Conclusion: Lessons from the study of Asian presidentialism

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Abstract

Throughout this volume, we have explored the strength of Asian presidents vis-á-vis their respective national legislatures. In doing so, we first provided a broad-brush picture of the degree of strength among presidents in the countries under study (Chapter 2). Strength, which refers to a president’s ability to enact her policy agenda, was measured by a two-dimensional framework, one dimension focusing on the president’s constitutional authority over legislation, and the other addressing her influence through political parties. Succeeding country-study chapters (Chapters 3 to 8) provided details and nuances of presidential strength in Afghanistan, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. In particular, each chapter analysed whether the assessment given in Chapter 2 is relevant, and if not, why not. In this concluding chapter, I discuss issues raised by previous chapters in view of the existing theories on presidential-legislative relations. The aim here is to clarify the characteristics of Asian presidential/semi-presidential regimes, and to address theoretical issues that require future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPresidents, Assemblies and Policy-Making in Asia
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages194-203
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781137315083
ISBN (Print)9781137277268
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1

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    Kasuya, Y. (2013). Conclusion: Lessons from the study of Asian presidentialism. In Presidents, Assemblies and Policy-Making in Asia (pp. 194-203). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137315083_9