From 7-10 September 2016 I will be at the ECPR General Conference at Charles University Prague. Although not presenting a paper myself, I will chair the panel ‘Presidents and Veto Power in Comparative Perspective‘ that I organised for the section on Presidential Politics and serve as a discussant for the panel ‘Candidates, Parties and Personalization‘.
This week I am at the 6th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association (EPSA) in Brussels. I will present my paper ‘Risk or Reward: Party strategies and extra-parliamentarian electors in German presidential elections, 1949-2012’. In it I examine the inclusion of electors that do not hold legislative office into the state delegation to the Federal Convention (view the abstract here). More information as well as my original data will be available via runningforpresident.org in due course.
At this year’s annual international conference of the Political Studies Association (PSA) in Brighton (21-23 March 2016), I will present a paper co-authored with Allan Sikk titled ‘Rejuvenation or renomination? Corruption and candidate turnover in Central and Eastern Europe‘. On the basis of our large-scale data set of electoral candidates in Central and Eastern Europe, we test two competing hypotheses on the influence of rising corruption on turnover on party lists in 8 CEE democracies during the last 20 years. We find that increased levels of corruption lead to a decrease in candidate turnover among governing parties. Turnover in other parties in other parties is best explained by party size.
The paper can be downloaded here.
My paper ‘Revisiting non-partisan cabinet ministers as a measure of presidential involvement in government formation‘ has been accepted for presentation at the 5th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association (EPSA), 25-27 June 2015, in Vienna, Austria.
You can read the abstract here.
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.