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[Special journal issue 2016] Semi-presidentialism and post-communism

posted Dec 10, 2014, 8:38 AM by Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies ‎(FSPUB)‎   [ updated Dec 10, 2014, 8:54 AM ]
Call for Papers 
Less than fifty years ago Duverger (1970) brought to political science the concept of semi-presidentialism. The concept had sufficient staying power and enough empirical support to become one of the key concepts, alongside presidentialism and parliamentarism, in the analysis of political systems. The increasing number of semi-presidential regimes suggests that the time of this regime type has come (Shugart 2005). Moreover, the recent history of the post-communist countries suggests that despite Linz's (1994) warnings regarding semi-presidentialism, this regime type seems to have a specific role in the transition from authoritarianism to democracy (Elgie and Moestrup 2008)

Ronald KING (San Diego State University) and IDC member Claudiu TUFIŞ (University of Bucharest) invite scholars from various disciplines to reflect upon such issues and contribute to a special issue on Semi-presidentialism and post-communism (1/2016) at the Annals of the University of Bucharest. Political Science Series*. Articles should be primarily in English.

Submission deadline: 1 December 2015

Related event
Those interested in submitting contributions to this special issue may also be interested in joining one of the sub-sections Public Interest, Representation and Accountability in Contemporary Politics or The 2010’s: A Bad Decade for Democracy? organized by the Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies within its section Public Space(s), Private Values: In Search of a Global Social Agenda at the 2nd edition of SCOPE: Science of politics - International Interdisciplinary Conference of Political Research, Bucharest, 8-9 May 2015.

About the journal
*The Annals of the University of Bucharest. Political Science Series is an international peer-reviewed academic journal which covers all major fields within political science(s), promoting an interdisciplinary perspective on the discipline. The journal appears twice a year, it is open access and it is currently indexed in six international databases (CEEOL, DOAJ, EBSCO, Index Copernicus, GESIS/SSOAR, Ulrich's-ProQuest). More details