CCCU Expert Comment: The deterioration of Polish democracy

Following the announcement of Polish President Andrzej Duda to veto two bills that are part of the governments controversial plans to reform the judiciary, I wrote a brief commentary for the CCCU Expert Comment blog. You can find the whole text below: THE DETERIORATION OF POLAND’S DEMOCRACY Dr Philipp Köker explains that the President’s veto is unlikely…

ECPR General Conference 2016, Charles University Prague

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‘.

Call for Papers: “Presidents and Veto Power in Comparative Perspective” – Panel at the ECPR General Conference in Prague, 7-10 September 2016

This year I am organising a panel on presidential veto power in comparative perspective for the section “Presidential Politics. Powers and Constraints in Comparative Perspective” organised by the ECPR Standing Group on Presidents at the ECPR General Conference in Prague, 7-10 September 2016. I am still looking for contributors to the panel, so please get…

Paper accepted – PSA Annual Conference, Cardiff 2013

My paper ‘Presidential Activism in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): A statistical analysis of the use of presidential vetoes in the CEE EU member states, 1990-2010′  has been accepted for presentation at the Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association (PSA) in Cardiff, 25 – 27 March 2013. The paper is a revised version of…