Please find below a list of publications of the members of the ECPR SG on Presidential Politics.


Chaisty Paul, Cheeseman Nic & Power Timothy J. Coalitional Presidentialism in Comparative Perspective. Minority Presidents in Multiparty Systems. Oxford University Press.

Elgie Robert. Political Leadership. A Pragmatic Institutionalist Approach. Palgrave MacMillan.

Musella Fortunato. Political Leaders Beyond Party Politics. Palgrave MacMillan. 


Bucur Cristina. Cabinet Ministers under Competing Pressures: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Political Parties in Semi-presidential Systems. Comparative European Politics 15(2): 180-203 DOI10.1057/cep.2015.1. 

Bucur Cristina & Cheibub José Antonio. Presidential Partisanship in Government Formation: Do Presidents Favor Their Parties When They Appoint the Prime Minister?. Political Research Quarterly.

Burkhardt Fabian. The institutionalization of relative advantage: formal institutions, subconstitutional presidential powers, and the rise of the authoritarian politics in Russia, 1994-2012. Post-Soviet Affairs 33(6): 472-495 DOI: 10.1080/1060586X.2017.1388471

Chaisty Paul & Chernykh Svitlana. How Do Minority Presidents Manage Multiparty Coalitions? Identifying and Analyzing the Payoffs to Coalition Parties in Presidential Systems. Political Research Quarterly, On-Line First.

Kö​​​​​​​ker Philipp. Presidential Activism and Veto Power in Central and Eastern EuropePalgrave MacMillan. 

Raunio Tapio & Sedelius Thomas. Shifting Power-Centres of Semi-Presidentialism: Executive Coordination in Lithuania. Government and Opposition DOI:

Savage Lee. How and when do presidents influence the duration of coalition bargaining in semi-presidential systems?. European Jornal of Political Research DOI: 10.1111/1475-6765.12227.

Sedelius Thomas & Linde Jonas. Unravelling semi-presidentialism: democracy and government performance in four distinct regime types. Democratization

Sedelius Thomas & Jenny Åberg. Eastern Europe’s semi-presidential regimes. In A. Fagan & P. Kopecky (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of East European Politics. London: Routledge, 2017.

Tonello Fabrizio. Obama e Trump. MicroMega.


Garzia Diego. Personalization of Politics and Electoral Change. Palgrave MacMillan.



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