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’
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’.