Book review: Hloušek, Vít, ed., 2013 Presidents above parties? Presidents in Central and Eastern Europe, their formal competencies and informal power

Köker, P. (2015) Book review: Hloušek, Vít, ed., 2013 Presidents above parties? Presidents in Central and Eastern Europe, their formal competencies and informal power. CEU Political Science Review, 10 (1-2). pp. 147-150. ISSN 1992-3147.

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Abstract

The presidencies of Central and Eastern Europe and their incumbents have attracted the attention of a number of political scientists since the region’s transition to democracy over twenty years ago. Although over time Prime Ministers and their governments have established themselves as the dominant executive actors, presidents still play an important role in the functioning of these political systems and possess the power to exert significant influence over political decision-making. The volume "Presidents above parties? Presidents in Central and Eastern Europe, Their Formal Competencies and Informal Power" takes the recent change of the mode of presidential election in the Czech Republic as an occasion and starting point to explore the activities of the presidents of Central and Eastern Europe – defined as the ten countries that joined the EU in 2004/2007.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology
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Depositing User: Dr Philipp Köker
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2016 14:11
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 13:38
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15038

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