Strong Presidencies and Democracy (‘The Washington Post’)



“Can other countries teach us anything about whether the U.S. president is too strong? Many parliamentary democracies, like Germany and Israel, have figurehead presidents whose roles are mainly symbolic. But among the presidential democracies throughout Latin America and much of Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, most presidents wield more powers than our own,” writes Dartmouth’s John Carey in a Washington Post opinion piece.

Carey is a professor of government and the John Wentworth Professor in the Social Sciences.

Read the full story, published 1/14/15 by The Washington Post.

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