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’.