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Join Us

If you would like to join the Standing Group on Presidential Politics, you will first need to create a MyECPR account at: https://ecpr.eu/ This only takes a few minutes. You do not need to be from an ECPR member institution to do so. Then, click on the following link, and select ‘Join Standing Group’: https://ecpr.eu/StandingGroups/StandingGroupsList.aspx If you are from an ECPR member institution your membership to the SG is automatic. If you are from a non-member institution we will need…

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T. Power and R. Elgie’s Workshop: “Institutional Power and Interbranch Coordination: Managing Executive-Legislative Relations in Presidential and Semi-Presidential Democracies”

T. Power and R. Elgie’s Workshop: “Institutional Power and Interbranch Coordination: Managing Executive-Legislative Relations in Presidential and Semi-Presidential Democracies”

The SG Presidential Politics is supporting the workshop entitled “Institutional Power and Interbranch Coordination: Managing Executive-Legislative  Relations in Presidential and Semi-Presidential Democracies” and organised by Timothy Power and Robert Elgie at the ECPR Joint Sessions in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 10-15 April 2018. The workshop description is here: https://ecpr.eu/Events/PanelDetails.aspx?PanelID=6806&EventID=112 The Call for Proposals is open and the deadline is December 6th, 2017. The workshop can include from 16-20 paper proposals, with two or three coming from non-ECPR institutions. We would be pleased if you would consider…

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Winner Best paper Prize 2017

Winner Best paper Prize 2017

The Committee of the Standing Group “Presidential Politics” is very pleased to announce that the Best Paper Prize 2017 edition has been awarded to Sebastien Lazardeaux of the St John Fisher College for his paper “French Cohabitation and the Nature of Policy Output”. The paper examines whether legislative activity in foreign and defense policy vary between periods of cohabitation and unified government. By the use of longitudinal statistical data covering the period 1973-2013 in France, Lazardeux finds support for his hypothesis that cohabitation has…

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Best Paper Award

Best Paper Award

The 2017 Prize for Best Paper is awarded annually for the best paper presented at the ECPR General Conference.  It is given to a paper that makes a substantial contribution to the field of Presidential Politics, both in terms of its originality and its academic excellence. After the General Conference the chairs, discussants and participants of SG on Presidential Politics will be asked to nominate a paper. Chairs and Discussants should email members of the Steering Committee with the name of the paper…

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Business Meeting at the ECPR General Conference in Oslo

Business Meeting at the ECPR General Conference in Oslo

The annual business meeting of the ECPR Standing Group on Presidential Politics will take place on Thursday 7 September from 12:45 to 2 pm in Georg Morgenstiernes hus, room GM 207. The meeting will be an occasion to get together and review the actvities undertaken by the SG from September 2016 to Semptember 2017 and plan with you the next activities. We hope to see you there!  

Paper accepted for the General Conference? Don’t forget to register!

Paper accepted for the General Conference? Don’t forget to register!

We would like to remind you that all authors whose papers have been accepted for the “Presidents’ Role in Policy-making and Government Performance” Section (S50) at the 11th ECPR General Conference in Oslo (6 – 9 September 2017) must register and pay the conference fees by midnight UK time on Wednesday, May 17. This year, the Section has welcomed panels on the following topics: Coordination Mechanisms for Policy-Making in Semi-Presidential and Presidential Regimes P072. Panel Chair: Thomas Sedelius   Panel Discussant: Svitlana Cherykh…

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Call for Papers – ECPR General Conference, Oslo, 6-9 September, 2017

Call for Papers – ECPR General Conference, Oslo, 6-9 September, 2017

We would like to invite you to submit individual papers or full panels (4-5 papers) for the “Presidents’ Role in Policy-making and Government Performance” Section (S50) at the 11th  General Conference which will take place on 6-9 September 2017 at the University of Oslo. The Section, supported by the Standing Group on Presidential Politics, will set up a number of panels and papers on the president’s role in relation to policy making and government performance. It primarily seeks Panels with a comparative outline that include presidential, semi-presidential…

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