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Interaction of powers in the Philippine presidential system


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  • Kawanaka, Takeshi


The executive - legislative relations in the Philippines have been described in two contrasting stories, namely the "strong president" story, and the "strong congress" story. This paper tries to consolidate the existing arguments and propose a new perspective focusing on the "compromise exchange" between the president and the congress across the different policy areas. It considers that the policy outcome is not brought by unilateral power of the president or the congress, but formed as the product of such an exchange. Interaction of powers and their complementary function are addressed. Furthermore, aside from the constitutional power, the weak party discipline is pointed out as a key factor in making the exchange possible.

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Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 233.

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Date of creation: Apr 2010
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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 233. 2010.4
Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper233

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Keywords: Internal politics; Executive-legislative relations; Presidency; Policy process; Democracy; Philippines;

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  1. Matsuda, Yasuhiko, 2011. "Ripe for a big bang ? assessing the political feasibility of legislative reforms in the Philippines'local government code," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5792, The World Bank.


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