Newsletter

Newsletter

Summer_2017

Dear Members of the SG on Presidential Politics, Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I hope this message finds you well.

This ECPR SG on Presidential politics newsletter aims to share information on our next activities.

  • ECPR General Conference, Standing Group members meeting

The next ECPR General Conference, which will take place at the University of Oslo, Norway, from 6th to 9th of September, provides the perfect opportunity for Standing Group Convenors to hold a meeting for those members in attendance. The meeting of the Standing Group on Presidential Politics has been scheduled for Thursday 7 September from 12:45-14 at room GM 207. Please join us and bring your ideas, comments, suggestions! For any questions, please contact us at presidentialpolitics.ecpr@gmail.com 

  • 2018 Joint Session of Workshops

We would like to invite you to submit individual papers for the 2018 Joint Sessions of Workshops which will take place at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, from 10th to 15th of April 2018. The call for proposals will open on August 1, 2017. Detailed and updated information on the academic programme can be found here 

The Standing Group “Presidential Politics” supports the workshop Institutional Power and Interbranch Coordination: Managing Executive-Legislative Relations in Presidential and Semi-Presidential Democraciesʾ, organised by Robert Elgie (Dublin City University) and Timothy Power (University of Oxford). The purpose of this workshop is to incentivise research on executive-legislative relations in presidential and semi-presidential democracies, 16-20 paper proposals, with two or three coming from non-ECPR institutions, will be accepted. The workshop description is here

  • Publications section, SG Website

We would be pleased to promote your research and make your articles and books stand out through the new section of our website, called ʿPublicationsʾ, where we wish to share all articles and books you would like to submit. Here below a few we were aware of. From the next issue we will regularly share those info via the Newsletter and on the website.

Cristina Bucur “Cabinet Ministers under Competing Pressures: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Political Parties in Semi-presidential Systems”Comparative European Politics. 2017. 15(2): 180-203, doi:10.1057/cep.2015.1.

Philipp Köker (2017) Presidential Activism and Veto Power in Central and Eastern Europe (Palgrave) 

Thomas Sedelius & Jonas Linde: ʿUnravelling semi-presidentialism: democracy and government performance in four distinct regime typesʾ, Democratization http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13510347.2017.1334643

Looking forward to hearing from you, I thank you for your attention.

With kind regards,

Gianluca Passarelli

Spring_2017

Dear Members of the SG on Presidential Politics, Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I hope this message finds you well.

In this ECPR SG on Presidential politics newsletter, we would like to give you details regarding the 2017 General Conference registration and the 2017 Best Paper Prize.

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

  • Mode of Election or Powers? Presidents and Regime Types in Central Europe

P232

Panel Chair: Michal Kubát        Panel Discussant: Petr Kopechy

  • Non-partisan Presidents in Representative Democracies

P251

Panel Chair: Gianluca Passarelli Panel Discussant: Thomas Sedelius

  • Policy-making and Cohabitation in Semi-presidential Democracies

P278

Panel Chair: Cristina Bucur        Panel Discussant: Cristina Bucur

  • Presidents and Legislation: Policy-making and the Consequences of Presidential Veto Power P301

Panel Chair: Philipp Köker        Panel Discussant: Philipp Köker

You can register and pay here

For any questions, suggestions, or comments, please contact us at

presidentialpolitics.ecpr@gmail.com

Best Paper Prize

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 Discussant should email members of the Steering Committee with the name of the paper author, paper number and title in question.

To be eligible for consideration for the prize, each nomination must be supported by one chair or discussant (or two conference participants). The nominations will be accepted for papers for which electronic copies were submitted to the conference and nominations will only be accepted from scholars from a full ECPR member institution.

The 2017 Presidential Politics prize is €250 and the deadline for nominations is 15 September 2017.

 For further details visit our website

http://standinggroups.ecpr.eu/prespol/about-us/

Or following us on Twitter

https://twitter.com/PresidPolitics

Looking forward to seeing you in Oslo, I thank you for your attention.

With kind regards

Gianluca Passarelli

Winter_2017

Dear Members of the SG on Presidential Politics, Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I hope this message finds you well.

This ECPR SG on Presidential politics newsletter aims to share information on our next activities.

Reminder: Call for Papers, ECPR General Conference

We would like to remind 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 be held from 6-9 September 2017 at the University of Oslo.

Further details can be found on the website.

Please also note that you do not need to belong to an ECPR member institution in order to participate in the General Conference. All you need is to sign up for a MyECPR account.

The deadline for paper submission is 15th February 2017. You can submit your paper proposals (max. 150 word abstracts) via the ECPR website. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to your contributions and to seeing you all at the General Conference later on next year.

Best Paper Prize

The 2017 Prize for Best Paper published in Presidential Politics is an award of €250 for an outstanding paper presented at the ECPR General Conference.

After the General Conference the chairs, discussants and participants of SG on Presidential Politics will be asked to nominate a paper they thought was exceptional, both in terms of its originality and its academic excellence. Chairs and Discussant should email members of the Steering Committee with the name of the paper author, paper number and title in question.

To be eligible for consideration for the prize, each nomination must be supported by 1 chair or discussant (or two conference participants). Proponents cannot nominate their own paper; nominations will only be accepted for papers for which electronic copies were submitted to the conference; and nominations will only be accepted from scholars from a full ECPR member institution.

The deadline for nominations for the 2017 Presidential Politics prize is 15 September 2017.

 SG Website

It is with the greatest pleasure that we announce the launch of our new website, which has been in the works for the past several months. We invite you to visit us at http://standinggroups.ecpr.eu/prespol/about-us/ and to connect with us on Twitter @PresidPolitics to stay engaged in our continued growth and collaboration. We hope it will be a valuable resource for Standing Group members and non-members alike.

For any questions, suggestions, or comments, please contact us at presidentialpolitics.ecpr@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you at http://standinggroups.ecpr.eu/prespol/about-us/.

Join us

If you would like to join the Presidential Politics Standing Group, you will need an ECPR account. If you do not have one already, you can create an account for free in only a few minutes at http://www.ecpr.eu/LoginCreateNewAccount.aspx

After logging in, please click on “MyECPR” in the upper right corner. Then click on “My groups” and all the Standing Groups will be visible. Click on Presidential Politics and then click join.

You can also follow the Standing Group on Twitter @PresidPolitics.

Following Event: 2018 Joint Sessions of Workshops, Nicosia

We would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the 2018 Joint Sessions of Workshops which will take place at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. The deadline for submitting workshops is February 1 2017. Please check the requirements for proposals here:

https://ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=112

You will have to login to access the application form. Only ECPR members can submit a proposal and we would only endorse a proposal from someone who is both a member of the ECPR and of the SG in Presidential Politics.

Looking forward to hearing from you, I thank you for your attention.

With kind regards

Gianluca Passarelli

Spring_2016

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I hope this message finds you well.

This second ECPR SG on Presidential politics newsletter  aims to share information on our next activities.

First of all, here you will find some calls that you might be interested in.

Call for International Applications:

  • ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques, 26 February – 4 March 2016, University of Bamberg
  • Winter School on Federalism and Governance 2016, 1-12 February 2016, EURAC and University of Innsbruck
  • PhD program at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS), Germany
  • ARC Distinguished Fellowships 2016-2017, City University of New York
  • 20 Scholars-in-Residence at School of Social Science, Princeton University
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, September 2016 – May 2017, University of Michigan
  • Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships, European University Institute
  • Assistant Professor in Global Studies, University of Singapore.
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, Catholic University of Lille

Call for Sections, workshops and papers

  • IPSA/AISP 24th World Congress of Political Science, “Politics in a World of Inequality”, 23/28 July 2016, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Call for Sections: 10th ECPR General Conference, 7-10 September 2016, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Call for Papers: ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Pisa
  • Call for Section Chairs, Panels and Papers: 6th ECPR Graduate Student Conference, University of Tartu, 10-13 July 2016
  • Call for Panel and Papers: 8th Pan-European Conference on the EU, June 2016, Trento, Italy
  • Call for Papers: Is sunshine the best disinfectant? Transparency and campaign finance reform in comparative perspective, 27-28 October 2016, University of Burgundy Franche-Comté (France)

Secondly, I am very pleased to invite you on a conference co-organized with the Department of Political Science of “La Sapienza” University (Rome, Italy) on “Parties and democracy between personalization and presidentialization. C​omparative perspective”.

The conference will be hold in Rome (Department of Political Sciences) ​on November 4th, 2015.

Please, find attached the link where you can find all the programme

http://www.disp.uniroma1.it/node/8184

All SG members are invited to participate and if you would like to join please send an email at gianluca.passarelli@uniroma1.it

The conference of November 4th will also be the occasion of our first SG meeting. Members can submit proposals and ideas to be discussed about the SG’s future activities (ECPR meetings in Pisa, Prague, etc.).

I would please ask you to circulate the SG activities to other scholars and students potentially interested in joining our network.
Looking forward to hearing from you, I thank you for your attention.

With kind regards

Gianluca Passarelli