Bakvis and Wolinetz (reference below, p. 216) describe presidentialism as a form of government with three essential characteristics:
- the political irresponsibility of the executive to the legislature,
- a popularly elected head of government, and
- unipersonal executive responsibility.
Atlas topic, subject, and course
Herman Bakvis and Steven B. Wolinetz (2005), “Canada: Executive Dominance and Presidentialization,” in The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies, eds. Thomas Poguntke and Paul Webb, pp. 200-219. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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