Category Archives: New publications

New Publications

Lydia M. Beuman, ‘Cohabitation in New Post-Conflict Democracies: The Case of Timor-Leste’, in Parliamentary Affairs Advance Access published August 13, 2013.

Parliamentary Affairs, vol. 66, no. 3, There is a debate on the concept of presidentialisation that is really interesting.

John Coakley, Reforming political institutions: Ireland in comparative perspective, Dublin: Institute of Public Administration, 2013 (chapter on presidents).

Frank R. Baumgartner, Sylvain Brouard, Emiliano Grossman, Sebastien G. Lazardeux, Jonathan Mood, ‘Divided Government, Legislative Productivity, and Policy Change in the USA and France’, Governance, early view.

J. L. Black and Michael Johns (eds.), Russia After 2012. From Putin to Medvedev to Putin – Continuity, Change, or Revolution?, London: Routledge, 2013.

Emőd Veress, ‘Improving the State: Critical Remarks on a Constitutional Reform Foretold’, Romanian Journal of Comparative Law, 2012, Vol. III, Number 2, 261-274.

Barry Levitt, Power in the balance: Presidents, parties and legislatures in Peru and beyond, 2012, Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

Sheila Perry and Paul Smith (eds.), Vivement dimanche – Media, Politics and France’s Electoral Year 2011-12, Nottingham French Studies, Volume 52.2 Summer 2013. Special issue with lots of topics to do with last year’s elections.

Susanna D. Wing, ‘Briefing. Mali: Politics of a Crisis’, African Affairs, vol. 112, pp. 476-485.

John Fitzgibbon, ‘Referendum Briefing: The Referendum On The Intergovernmental Treaty On Stability, Coordination And Governance In The Economic And Monetary Union In Ireland, 31 May 2012’, Representation, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 229-239, 2013.

New publications

Yuko Kasuya (ed.), Presidents, Assemblies and Policy-making in Asia, Palgrave, 2013, inc. chaps on Taiwan and Sri Lanka.

Rafał Glajcar, ‘Model Of Election Of The Head Of State Of The Third Polish Republic – Balancing Between Institutional Coherence And Political Pragmatism’, „Preferencje Polityczne”, nr 3/2012 DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.94192

Claudia Gilia, ‘Is Romania Heading Towards a Presidential Republic?’, Acta Universitatis Danubius. Juridica, issue: 1, 2013, pages: 89­-98

Olteanu Camelia Nicoleta, ‘Relations Between the Parliament and the Government in the Romanian Constitutional Law’, in Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences Volume 81, 28 June 2013, Pages 246–249, available at:

Elena Simina Tanasescu, ‘The impossible dismissal of a president: Romanian political design’, Revista Direito Mackenzie, v. 6, n. 1, 2012, Available at:

Petr Jan Pajas, ‘Czech Republic – The First Direct Presidential Elections’, Megatrend review, no. 1, 2013, available at:

Lennart Hellmann, The Leadership Style of Yoshihiko Noda and Vladimir Putin: An Intercultural Comparison, Scholarly Research Paper, 2013.

Vladan Kutlešić, ‘New Egyptian Constitution’, Megatrend review, no. 1, 2013, available at:

Anthony F. Lang, ‘From revolutions to constitutions: the case of Egypt’, International Affairs 89: 2 (2013) 345–363

New publications

David S. Bell and John Gaffney (eds.), The Presidents of the French Fifth Republic, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Robert Elgie, ‘The French Presidency’, in Alistair Cole, Sophie Meunier and Vincent Tiberj (eds.), Developments in French Politics 5, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, plus all sorts of other great chapters.

Olivier Costa (ed.), Special Issue: Parliamentary Representation in France, Journal of Legislative Studies, Volume 19, Issue 2, 2013.

Raymond Kuhn, ‘The Media and the 2012 Presidential Election’, Modern & Contemporary France, Volume 21, Issue 1, 2013, pp. 1-16.

Milos Brunclik, Problem of early elections and dissolution power in the Czech Republic, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Volume 46, Issue 2, Pages 217-226.

Anita Sengupta, ‘Colour revolutions and constitutionalism: The case of Kyrgyzstan, in P. Nar Ak Al, Pınar Akçalı, Cennet Engin-Dem (eds.), Politics, Identity and Education in Central Asia: Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, Routledge, 2013, pp. 52-68.

Kanapyanov T.Y. and Zhanarstanova M.B., Constitutional Development In Independent Kazakhstan: A Historical Overview, available at:

Philip Murphy, ‘ Republic of Ireland 2012’, Irish Political Studies, 28:2, 159-229.

New publication – Semi-presidentialism and Tunisia

Sujit Choudhry & Richard Stacey at The Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law and in conjunction with International IDEA have just published a really nice study of semi-presidentialism and Tunisia. It is available here.

The interest lies less in the Tunisian element. The paper is a study of the April draft of the proposed Tunisian constitution. As I understand it, there is now a new draft and there may well be another version soon. So, some elements of the study may have a short shelf life.

Instead, what is nice is the comparative aspect and, in particular, the details about presidential and other powers in semi-presidential countries more generally. In particular, there is a great comparative table at the end. The study looks 38 countries that are all unequivocally semi-presidential as defined by this blog. So, the paper generally and the comparisons in particular will be of great interest.

New publications

Chun-hao Chang, ‘ The Competition/Cooperation Relationship In Executive Power Operating Of Semi-Presidentialism’, International Journal Of Social Sciences And Humanity Studies, Vol 3, No 2, 2011, available at:

Robertus Robet, ‘Pengalaman Sistem Semi Presidensialisme Prancis: Sebuah Pertimbangan Untuk Indonesia’, Law Review Volume XII No. 3 – Maret 2013, available at:

Timothy J. Colton, ‘Political leadership after communism’, Demokratizatsiya, vol. 20, no. 2, 2012, pp. 65-70.

Erica Marat, ‘Kyrgyzstan: A parliamentary system based on inter-elite consensus’, Demokratizatsiya, vol. 20, no. 4, 2012, pp. 325-344.

Víctor Alarcón Olguín, ‘Situación y tendencias metodológicas para el estudio del presidencialismo en América Latina y México’, available at:

André Freire and José Santana Pereira, ‘Portugal, 2011: the victory of the neoliberal right, the defeat of the left’, Portuguese Journal of Social Science, vol. 11, no. 2, 2013.

Mazen Hassan, ‘Elections of the People’s Assembly, Egypt 2011/12’, in Electoral Studies vol. 32, no. 2, 2013, pp. 370-374.

William A. Clark, ‘The 2012 presidential election in Russia: Putin returns’, in Electoral Studies vol. 32, no. 2, 2013, pp. 374-377.

Andrew Konitzer, ‘The parliamentary elections in Serbia, May 2012’, in Electoral Studies vol. 32, no. 2, 2013, pp. 380-385.


New publications

Robert Elgie, review of Margit Tavits, Presidents in Parliamentary Systems: Do Direct Elections Matter? in Perspectives on Politics, March 2012, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 207-209.

Claudia Gilia, ‘Is Romania Heading Towards a Presidential Republic?’, Acta Universitatis Danubius. Juridica, vol. 9, no. 1/2013, pp. 89-98. Available at:

Camelia Tomescu and Mihaela Codrina Levai, ‘The Principle Of Equilibrium And Separation Of Powers Under The Romanian Constitution’, The USV Annals of Economics and Public Administration, Volume 12, Issue 1(15), 2012, available at:

Anita Sengupta, ‘Colour Revolutions and Constitutionalism. The Case of Kyrgyzstan’, in Pınar Akçalı and Cennet Engin-Demir (eds.), Politics, Identity and Education in Central Asia. Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, London: Routledge, 2013, pp. 52-68.

Seçil Öraz, ‘The Impact of Askar Akaev’s Political Leadership in the Process of Democratization in Kyrgyzstan’, in Pınar Akçalı and Cennet Engin-Demir (eds.), Politics, Identity and Education in Central Asia. Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, London: Routledge, 2013, pp. 33-51.

Ol’ga V. Kryshtanovskaia
, ‘Formats of Russian State Power’, Russian Politics and Law, vol. 50, no. 3, May–June 2012, pp. 7–17.

Dieter Nohlen, ‘Gobernabilidad y reformas institucionales en México. Perspectivas comparadas’, in Quid Juris. Available at:

Jonathan Goodhand, ‘Sri Lanka in 2012: Securing the State, Enforcing the “Peace”’, Asian Survey, Vol. 53, No. 1, February 2013, pp. 64-72.

Michael Leach, ‘Timor-Leste in 2012: Beyond International Statebuilding?’, Asian Survey, Vol. 53, No. 1, February 2013, pp. 156-161.

Ming-Tong Chen, ‘Taiwan in 2012: Curse of the Second-Term President’, Asian Survey, Vol. 53, No. 1, February 2013, pp. 206-213.

Gordon M. Hahn, ‘Russia in 2012: From “Thaw” and “Reset” to “Freeze President’, Asian Survey, Vol. 53, No. 1, February 2013, pp. 214-223.

Raymond Kuhn, ‘The French Presidential And Parliamentary Elections, 2012’, Representation, 2013, Vol. 49, No. 1, 97–114

Tim Haughton and Alenka Krasovec, ‘The 2011 parliamentary elections in Slovenia’, Electoral Studies, 32:1, 2013, 201-203.

New publications

Philipp Köker, Presidential Activism in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): A statistical analysis of the use of presidential vetoes in the CEE EU member states, 1990-2010, available at:

Jae-Jae Spoon and Karleen Jones West, ‘Alone or together? How institutions affect party entry in presidential elections in Europe and South America’, Party Politics, published online 18 February 2013

David J. Samuels & Matthew S. Shugart, ‘Party “capacity” in new democracies: how executive format affects the recruitment of presidents and prime ministers’, Democratization, DOI:10.1080/13510347.2012.757695

Dag Anckar, ‘Traces Of Westminster? Government Style In Former African And Asian British Colonies’, in Smita Srivastava and Somesh Srivastava (eds.), Governance in Afro Asian Countries: Challenges and Approaches, available at:

Asem Khalil, ‘ Beyond the written constitution: Constitutional crisis of, and the institutional deadlock in, the Palestinian political system as entrenched in the basic law’, International Journal of Constitutional Law, (2013), Vol. 11 No. 1, 34–73.

John Gaffney, ‘Presidents Behaving Badly: Poor Leadership and Bad Governance in France’, in Ludger Helms (ed.), Poor Leadership And Bad Governance: Reassessing Presidents and Prime Ministers in North America, Europe and Japan, Edward Elgar, 2012.

Richard Sakwa, ‘Leadership, Governance and Statecraft in Russia’, in Ludger Helms (ed.), Poor Leadership And Bad Governance: Reassessing Presidents and Prime Ministers in North America, Europe and Japan, Edward Elgar, 2012.

Sten Hagberg and Gabriella Körling, Socio-political Turmoil in Mali: The Public Debate Following the Coup d’État on 22 March 2012, Africa Spectrum, 2-3/2012, pp. 111-125, available at:

Florent Gougou and Simon Labouret, ‘Revisiting data on the 2012 French legislative elections: Political supply, party competition and territorial divisions’, French Politics, vol. 11, no. 1, 2013, pp. 73-97.

New publications

Selena Grimaldi, I Presidenti nelle forme di governo: Tra Costituzione, partiti e carisma, Carocci editore, 2012.

Claudia Gilia, ‘The Role of The President in Semi-Presidenatial (sic) Republics In Center (sic) and Eastern Europe’, Revue européenne du Droit social, Vol. XVIII, Issue 1, 2013, available at:

John F. Copper, The KMT Returns to Power Elections in Taiwan, 2008-2012, Lexington Books, 2012.

Shahjahan Bhuiyan, ‘Political Leadership and its Role in Achieving Good Governance in Kazakhstan’, International Journal of Public Administration, 35:6, 2012, pp. 379-388.

Andrew Wilson, Belarus: The Last European Dictatorship, New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 2011.

Grigorii V. Golosov, ‘ The 2012 Political Reform in Russia: The Interplay of Liberalizing Concessions and Authoritarian Corrections’, Problems of Post-Communism, vol. 59, no. 6, November–December 2012, pp. 3–14.

Marcel van Herpen, Putinism: The Slow Rise of a Radical Right Regime in Russia, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

New Publications

Thomas Sedelius and Olga Mashtaler, ‘Two decades of semi-presidentialism: issues of intra-executive conflict in Central and Eastern Europe 1991–2011’, East European Politics, online first.

Gerhard Seibert, São Tomé and Príncipe: Political Instability Continues, available at:

Charles H. Fairbanks, Jr. and Alexi Gugushvili, ‘A New Chance for Georgian Democracy’, Journal of Democracy, Volume 24, Number 1, 2013, pp. 116-127.

Lilia Shevtsova, ‘Russia under Putin: Titanic looking for its iceberg?’, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Volume 45, Issues 3–4, September–December 2012, Pages 209–216.

Мовчан Уляна Ігорівна, ‘ПРЕЗИДЕНТ, ПАРТІЙНА СИСТЕМА ТА УРЯД: ПОТЕНЦІЙНІ КОНФЛІКТИ ТА ШЛЯХИ ЇХ ПОДОЛАННЯ’, Стратегічні пріоритети, No 4 (25), 2012, available at:

European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook, December 2012, Volume 51, Issue 1, Pages 1–343, Government and election details for all European semi-presidential countries.

Parliamentary Affairs, Special Issue: French Presidential and Parliamentary Elections 2012, Volume 66 Issue 1 January 2013.

Jørgen Møller and Svend-Erik Skaaning, ‘Regime Types and democratic sequencing’, Journal of Democracy, Volume 24, Number 1, 2013, pp. 142-155.

Fauzi M. Najjar, ‘Mubarak’s Constitutional Reforms’, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 38(1), 7–22, April 2011.

New Publications

Cristina Bucur and Robert Elgie, ‘The development of the French executive: Endogenous Americanization’, French Politics, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2012, pp. 389–402.

Robert Elgie, ‘The President of Ireland in Comparative Perspective, Irish Political Studies, vol. 27, no. 4, 2012, available for free at:

Octavio Amorim Neto and Marina Costa Lobo, ‘Semi-presidentialism in lusophone countries: diffusion and operation’, Democratization, 2012, iFirst, 1–24

Rui Graça Feijó, ‘Semi-presidentialism, moderating power and inclusive governance. The experience of Timor-Leste in consolidating democracy’, Democratization, iFirst, 1–21, 2012.

Juan Carlos Montero Bagatella, ‘El semipresidencialismo como alternativa para el presidencialismo mexicano’, Décimo Segundo Certamen de Ensayo Político, pp. 17-45. Available at:

Series of articles on presidentialism and ethnic violence in Ethnopolitics, Latest Issues, just online.

Juhani Ihanus, ‘Putin and Medvedev: Double Leadership in Russia’, The Journal of Psychohistory, 38 (3) Winter 2011, pp. 251-284.

John Gaffney, ‘Leadership and Style in the French Fifth Republic: Nicola Sarkozy’s presidency in historical and cultural perspective’, French Politics, vol. 10, no. 4, 2012, pp. 345-363

John Coakley, ‘An ambiguous office? The position of head of state in the Irish Constitution’, Irish Jurist, no. 48, 2012, pp. 43-70. Not new, but free.

Erica Marat, The Tulip Revolution: Kyrgyzstan One Year After: March 15, 2005 — March 24, 2006, The Jamestown Foundation, available at:

Graeme Gill, ‘The Decline of a Dominant Party and the Destabilization of Electoral Authoritarianism?’, Post-Soviet Affairs, Volume 28, Number 4 / October-December 2012, pp. 449-471.

Sait Akşit, ‘The Turkish Cypriot Presidential Election of April 2010: Normalisation of Politics’, South European Society and Politics, 17:2, 175-194, 2012.

Carlos Jalali, ‘The 2011 Portuguese Presidential Elections: Incumbency Advantage in Semi-presidentialism?’, South European Society and Politics, 17:2, 239-260, 2012.

Pedro C. Magalhães, ‘After the Bailout: Responsibility, Policy, and Valence in the Portuguese Legislative Election of June 2011’, South European Society and Politics, 17:2, 309-327, 2012.

Senem Aydın-Düzgit, ‘No Crisis, No Change: The Third AKP Victory in the June 2011 Parliamentary Elections in Turkey’, South European Society and Politics, 17:2, 329-346, 2012.