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Presentation at BASEES Annual Conference, University of Cambridge

This weekend I am attending the Annual Conference of the British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES). On Saturday afternoon, I will present a paper on the use of presidential vetoes in authoritarian regimes as part of a panel on executive politics in the former Soviet Union.

Panel: Executive politics in the former Soviet Union
Chair: Ben Noble (University of Oxford)

  • Fabian Burkhardt (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) ‘The institutional presidency and the power vertical: regime stabilization by institutionalization of the presidential administration in the Russian Federation 1994-2012’
  • Ellie Martus (University of New South Wales) ‘Executive involvement in the Russian environmental policy process’
  • Ben Noble (University of Oxford) ‘Ministers with the Initiative: Russian Ministries as Actors in the Law-making Process’
  • Philipp Köker (Canterbury Christ Church University) ‘Presidential veto power in authoritarian regimes’
  • Julian Waller (George Washington University) ‘Building a Proper Presidential Majority: Federal and Regional Executive Preference for Russian SMD Candidates’

Paper accepted: BASEES Annual Conference 2014


My paper ‘Presidential activism in Central and Eastern Europe: The question of popular elections’ has been accepted for presentation at the Annual Conference of the British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES), Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, 5-7 April 2014. The paper summarises the main findings of my PhD thesis – an abstract is available here; as in this year, I will also chair a panel – this time on Governance & Accountability. The full programme can be found here.

Paper accepted – ISPP Annual Conference, ICD Herzliya

Presidents of the Visegrád group, Budapest 2003 – Photo: Archive of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland – www.prezydent.pl via wikimedia commons

My paper “Predecessors and constitutions: The evolution of Central and Eastern European presidents’ perceptions of their office” has been accepted for presentation at the 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, 8-11 July 2013, ICD Herzliya, Israel.
The paper is an updated version of my paper for the BASEES/ICCEES European Congress at Cambridge and examines the factors that have shaped CEE presidents’ perception of their office and how this perception influenced their behaviour in office.

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Paper accepted – BASEES/ICCEES European Congress, Cambridge 2013

My paper ‘The next generation: Presidential predecessors, constitutions and the evolution of incumbents’ vision of the presidency’ has been accepted for presentation at the European Congress of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) and the International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES). The congress will take place from 5-8 April 2013 at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University.

In my paper, I examine which factors influence the way presidents in Central and Eastern Europe perceive their role and how this perception has evolved over the last years. In particular I focus on the differences between the first generation of democratic presidents and their successors, i.e. ‘the second generation’.