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dc.contributor.authorHayo, Bernden_US
dc.contributor.authorVoigt, Stefanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-11T08:56:07Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-11T08:56:07Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/37230-
dc.description.abstractA country's form of government has important economic and political consequences, but the determinants that lead societies to choose either parliamentary or presidential systems are largely unexplored. This paper studies this choice by analyzing the factors that make countries switch from parliamentary to presidential systems (or vice versa). The analysis proceeds in two steps. First, we identify the survival probability of the existing form of government (drawing on a proportional hazard model). In our model, which is based on 169 countries, we find that geographical factors and former colonial status are important determinants of survival probability. Also, presidential systems are, ceteris paribus, more likely to survive than parliamentary ones. Second, given that a change has taken place, we identify the underlying reasons based on panel data logit models. We find that domestic political factors are more important than economic ones. The most important factors relate to intermediate internal armed conflict, sectarian political participation, degree of democratization, and party competition, as well as the extent to which knowledge resources are distributed among the members of society.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherVerein für Socialpolitik Frankfurt a. M.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBeiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Political Economy: The Effect of Constitutional Rules C17-V2en_US
dc.subject.jelH11en_US
dc.subject.jelK10en_US
dc.subject.jelP48en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordConstitutional changeen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstitutional dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordform of governmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordendogenous constitutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordseparation of powersen_US
dc.titleDeterminants of Constitutional Change: Why Do Countries Change Their Form of Government?en_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn65585357X-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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