Common features in indirect presidential elections and their effects: The case of Estonia – New publication in East European Politics

A new article of mine has just been published in East European Politics. In it, I analyse the effect of common features in the indirect election of presidents in parliamentary republics using the example of Estonia, 1996-2016. You can find the abstract below: The effects of majority requirements, selectorate composition and uncertainty in indirect presidential…

Visiting lecturer in Comparative Presidential Studies at Charles University Prague

From 18 to 29 March 2019 I will be a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Political Studies, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic. Specifically, I will teach a graduate class on selected topics in ‘Comparative Presidential Studies’. In a series of eight lectures, the course analyses the role, power and activities of presidents in contemporary…

Party strategies in German presidential elections, 1949-2017 – New publication in German Politics

A new article of mine has just been published in German Politics. In it, I analyse different party strategies in indirect presidential elections focussing on the the selection of presidential electors in Germany, 1949–2017. You can find the abstract below: Risk vs Reward Strategies in Indirect Presidential Elections: Political Parties and the Selection of Presidential…

New role as deputy editor of the Presidential Power Blog

More than 5 years ago, I was one of the co-founders of the Presidential Power Blog with Robert Elgie (both of us had previously blogged separately at www.semipresidentialism.com and www.presidentialactivism.com, respectively) and others. After several years of committed service, Robert has now passed on the role of general editor to Sophia Moestrup and Fiona Yap,…

PGCAP completion & Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Following the completion of my first teaching certificate a few years ago, I have now successfully completed my ‘Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice‘ (PGCAP) that I started during my time at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) in early 2017. The PGCAP is based on the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and equips holders with the…