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Review of Chaisty/Cheeseman/Power “Coalititional Presidentialism in Comparative Perspective” now published in Europe-Asia Studies

My review of the book “Coalitional Presidentialism in Comparative Perspective. Minority Presidents in Mulitparty Systems” by Paul Chaisty, Nic Cheeseman and Timothy J. Power has now been published in Europe-Asia Studies.

In my view, the book presents a major leap forward in research on coalitional presidentialism and comparative studies of presidential politics alike. It presents an excellent and insightful analysis based on an unrivalled breadth and depth of quantitative and qualitative data. As the first cross-regional analysis of coalitional presidentialism to date this book will undoubtedly serve as inspiration and benchmark for future studies of this intriguing phenomenon.

Read the full review here (behind paywall): https://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2019.1674530

A Green Open Access Version will be available from the institutional repository of Leibniz University after the embargo period.

Review of ‘Gwiazda. 2015. Democracy in Poland’ published in East European Politics

gwiazda 2015 democracy in poland covereep coverMy review of Anna Gwiazda’s book ‘Democracy in Poland. Representation, participation, competition and accountability since 1989’ (Routledge, 2015) has been published in East European Politics. The book provides one of the first comprehensive empirical studies of Polish democracy between 1989 and 2011. You can read the full review here (subscribers only).

Review of ‘Nikolenyi (2014). Institutional Design and Party Government in Post-Communist Europe’ published in Europe-Asia Studies

Europe-Asia Studies (cover)Nikolenyi (2014)_Institutional design_coverMy review of Csaba Nikolenyi’s book ‘Institutional Design and Party Government in Post-Communist Europe’ (Oxford University Press, 2014) was published in the latest issue of Europe-Asia Studies (Volume 67 (10), pp. 1727-1728). You can download the full review here (subscribers only).

Rewiew of ‘Hlousek 2013. Presidents above parties’ published in CEU Political Science Journal

presidentsceu-political-science-journalMy review of ‘Vít Hloušek. ed. 2013. Presidents above Parties? Presidents in Central and Eastern Europe, Their Formal Competencies and Informal Power. Brno: Masaryk University Press.‘ has been published in the CEU Political Science Journal. The journal is published in Open Access – you can read my review by clicking here.