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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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Президентське вето – Talk at the Ukrainian Institute in London, 28 February 2013

Ukrainian Institute London_logoOn 28 February 2013 I will be giving a talk titled “Президентське вето – Central and Eastern European presidents and their power to block legislation” at the Ukrainian Institute in London.

In my talk I am going to present results from my study of the use of presidential vetoes in the new EU member states in Central and Eastern Europe and compare these findings with how Ukrainian presidents from 1998 to to 2012 have used their power to block legislation.

Time: 7.00PM
Place: Ukrainian Institute
79 Holland Park
London W11 3SW

The talk will be held in English; admission is free and everybody is welcome! There will be an opportunity of Q&A after the talk as well as a wine reception.

Further information can be found here http://ukrainianinstitute.org.uk/upcoming-events/929

Re-launch of my blog on presidential activism

Today I re-launched my academic blog www.presidentialactivism.com with news, analysis and commentary on presidential activism in Central and Eastern Europe (but not only)! My first new article deals with the re-activation of the presidential office in Hungary by the new president János Áder.After fieldwork, conferences and other research-related duties prevented me from writing any articles I will now start to blog again regularly. I aim to publish about one longer article as well as a summary of the most important president-related news every week. My more frequent updates on Twitter & Facebook will of course continue so make sure to follow me!