Presidentialized executive politics: the effect of European integration in the Swedish case
2007 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
In this paper, we address recent claims that (1) European parliamentary democracies are undergoing a process of "presidentialization", and (2) that these developments can, in part, be explained by EU integration. Using data on ministerial selection and deselection in Swedish cabinets during the years 1952-2006, we find that (1) there appears to be a slight tendency towards "presidentialization", and (2) there exists some preliminary support for the notion that Sweden's economic integration into the EU is part of the explanation for this.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-26673OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-26673DiVA: diva2:54532
Paper presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions in Helsinki, 7-12 May 20072008-10-172008-10-172012-10-11Bibliographically approved