Democratization

1. Which of the following is not a criticism of Linz made by Horowitz?

  • his argument rests on a mechanistic 'caricatured' view of the presidency
  • latin america's legacy of military dictatorships isn't accounted for
  • his data is based on a regionally skewed and highly selective sample
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2. Which of the following is not a reason why the combination of presidentialism and multipartism is destabilizing according to Mainwaring?

  • difficulties with interparty coalition building
  • likely to produce legislative deadlock
  • president can't be partisan enough
  • more likely to produce ideological polarization

3. Which of the following is not a form of semi-presidentialism?

  • president-parliamentism (PM and cabinet chosen by pres and responsible to it)
  • premier-parliamentism
  • premier-presidentialism (pres chosen by leg)

4. Which pair say 'economic crises represent one of the most common threats to democratic stability'?

  • Linz and Diamond
  • Cheibub and Ruby
  • Sartori and Gold
  • Huntington and Emerald

5. Who finds that in a study of 83 young democracies 'on average premier-presidential regimes have better freedom house scores and a better chance of democratic survival'?

  • Moestrup
  • Linz
  • Moe and Caldwell
  • Cheibub

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