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…

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…

Party novelty and congruence – New article co-authored with Allan Sikk published in Party Politics

A new article co-authored by Allan Sikk (UCL) and me has just been published in Party Politics. In it, we propose a new three-dimensional approach to party newness and an interval index of party congruence/novelty. Building on this, we also propose a split-vote-by-congruence (SBC) approach to electoral volatility that employs the index. Four elections from different…

Launch of my book “Presidential Activism and Veto Power in Central and Eastern Europe” at UCL SSEES – 8 December 2017

You are all cordially invited to join me for the launch of my book “Presidential Activism and Veto Power in Central and Eastern Europe” (Palgrave, 2017): 8th December 2017 18:00-19:00, followed by a wine & snacks reception UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies 16 Taviton Steet, London WC1H 0BW This book is one of…

My first book “Presidential Activism and Veto Power in Central and Eastern Europe” has now been published

My first book Presidential Activism and Veto Power in Central and Eastern Europe has now been published with Palgrave Macmillan as the inaugural volume in its new series ‘Palgrave Studies in Presidential Politics‘. The book is based on my award-winning PhD thesis that I completed at University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies…