Palgrave Studies in Presidential Politics

Presidential Activism and Veto Power in Central and Eastern Europe

Authors: Köker, Philipp

  • Based on the winner of ECPR's 2016 Jean Blondel Prize for Best PhD 
  • Provides one of the first comprehensive comparative studies of presidential veto power in Europe
  • Selects innovative case studies from nine democracies across Central and Eastern Europe 
  • Includes unique insights into presidential politics gathered through a large number of interviews
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About this book

This book examines the use of presidential powers in Central and East Europe between 1990 and 2010. Focussing on presidential vetoes and the formation of governments, it maps patterns of presidential activism and its determinants across nine democracies. Thereby, it combines the analysis of original quantitative data on the use of presidential powers with in-depth case studies in an innovative mixed-methods framework. Based on regression analyses and unique insights from numerous elite interviews, the study shows strong support for the hitherto insufficiently tested assumption that popularly elected presidents are more active than their indirectly elected counterparts. As one of the first comprehensive comparative studies of presidential activism and veto power in Europe, this book will be a key resource not only for area specialists but also for scholars of presidential studies, comparative government, and executives. 

About the authors

Philipp Köker is Senior Research Fellow in Politics and IR at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He specialises in the comparative study of presidents and political parties in modern democracies. He won the ECPR Jean Blondel PhD Prize 2016 for the best thesis in politics.

Reviews

“This unique und impressive study constitutes a major contribution to the comparative analysis of presidents in parliamentary democracies. The original findings are based on superb theoretical reflections and a persuasive quantitative and qualitative empirical analysis that provides a compelling examination of why presidents’ activities and their veto power differ across Central and Eastern European countries. The book is an inspiration for scholars of comparative government. It has set a new approach of excellence for those seeking to understand presidential activism in other democracies across the globe.” (Ferdinand Müller-Rommel, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany) 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Köker, Philipp

    Pages 1-20

  • Determinants of Presidential Activism

    Köker, Philipp

    Pages 23-54

  • The Use of Presidential Vetoes in Central and Eastern Europe

    Köker, Philipp

    Pages 55-90

  • Veto Use in Estonia and Poland

    Köker, Philipp

    Pages 93-135

  • Veto Use in Hungary and Slovakia

    Köker, Philipp

    Pages 137-185

Buy this book

eBook £73.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51914-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £92.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51913-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Presidential Activism and Veto Power in Central and Eastern Europe
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Presidential Politics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51914-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51914-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51913-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 297
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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