Presentations

Conference Presentations

  • 2017: Cultural Heterogeneity and the Codification of Entrenchment and Eternity Clauses In Modern Constitutions. IPSA colloquium RC14, RC28, RC13: "Democratization and Constitutional Design in Divided Societies", University of Cyprus, Nicosia, June 24–27.
  • 2017: The Codification of Constitutional Entrenchment Clauses in Democracies and Autocracies. Conference of the DVPW Standing Group ‘Comparative Politics’, University of Tübingen, March 15–17.
  • 2017: Südosteuropäische Demokratien in der Krise? Vergleichende Perspektiven [South East European Democracies in Crisis? Comparative Perspectives]. Symposium of the Southeast Europe Association (Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft), University of Halle-Wittenberg, February 24.
  • 2016: Entrenchment Clauses in the History of Modern Constitutionalism. 4th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Political Thought, University of Barcelona, October 19–21.
  • 2016: Für immer und ewig? Zur Kodifikation von "Ewigkeitsklauseln" in aktuellen Verfassungen [Forever and Ever? The Codification of ‘Eternity Clauses’ in Contemporary Constitution-Making Processes]. 6th Conference of the DVPW Standing Group ‘Politics and Law’, Humboldt-University of Berlin, September 22–24.
  • 2016: Success or Failure of Constitutional Amendments: Explaining the Variety of Success Rates in Eastern European Parliaments. 3rd General Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments, Munich, June 30–July 2, with Anna Fruhstorfer.
  • 2016: Entrenchment Clauses in the History of Modern Constitutionalism. Conference "Constitutional History: Comparative Perspectives", University of Illinois, Chicago, April 12–13.
  • 2016: Why Do Constitution Makers Choose To Include Entrenchment Clauses Into Constitutions? 74th Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 7–10.
  • 2015: Erschwernis- und Ewigkeitsklauseln in modernen Staatsverfassungen. Empirischer Überblick und Vorschlag einer Typologie [Entrenchment and Eternity Clauses in Modern Constitutions. An Empirical Overview and Typology Proposal]. 3rd Congress of the germanophone Legal Sociology Associations, Humboldt-University of Berlin, September 9–11.
  • 2015: Die Politisierung der Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit. Eine ideengeschichtliche und systematische Begriffsrekonstruktion [The Politicization of Constitutional Review. A Conceptual Reconstruction in Historical and Systematic Perspective]. Conference of the DVPW Standing Group ‘Constructivist Theories of Politics’, University of Potsdam, June 26–27, with Stefan Ewert.
  • 2015: Forever, temporary, situational? Towards a typology of entrenchment clauses in modern constitutions. 7th Central and Eastern European Forum of Young Legal, Political and Social Theorists, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, March 27–28.
  • 2015: Constitutional Politics in Central and Eastern Europe. Between Stability and Change. Conference of the DVPW Standing Group ‘Comparative Politics’, Hamburg, February 25–27, with Anna Fruhstorfer.
  • 2015: Der Einfluss der Verfahrensarten auf die Politisierung europäischer Verfassungsgerichte. Deutschland, Bulgarien und Portugal im Vergleich [How the Types of Procedure Affect the Degree of Politicization of European Constitutional Courts. A Comparative Study of Germany, Bulgaria, and Portugal]. Conference of the DVPW Standing Group ‘Comparative Politics’, Hamburg, February 25–27, with Stefan Ewert.
  • 2014: Bulgaria. Workshop of the research network 'Constitutional Politics in the Post-Socialist States of Central and Eastern Europe'. Humboldt University of Berlin, September 16–19.
  • 2014: Entrenchment Clauses in Modern Constitutions – A Research Agenda. 6th Central and Eastern European Forum of Young Legal, Political and Social Theorists, University of Zagreb, May 9–10.
  • 2014: Constitutional Reform in Romania: De-Democratisation "in Hungary’s Footsteps" – or Just Another Failing Reform Attempt? BASEES Annual Conference, Cambridge (UK), April 5–7.
  • 2014: Bulgarien [Bulgaria]. Workshop "Handbuch der europäischen Verfassungsgeschichte im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert. Institutionen und Rechtspraxis im gesellschaftlichen Wandel. Band 5: seit 1989", Berlin, March 14–15.
  • 2013: Constitution and Democratic Consolidation in Post-socialist Bulgaria. A Formal Institution as Decisive Factor in the Southeast European Context? 18th CEPSA Annual Conference, Metropolitane Universität Prague, Pilsen branch, October 24–26.
  • 2013: Do the Kinds of Action Influence the Politicization of Constitutional Courts? A Measurement Proposal and First Empirical Evidence from a Paired Comparison. 7th ECPR General Conference, Sciences Po Bordeaux, September 4–7, with Stefan Ewert.
  • 2013: Beeinflussen die Verfahrensarten die Politisierung von Verfassungsgerichten? Ein Vorschlag zur Messung unterschiedlicher Politisierungsniveaus und erste empirische Ergebnisse aus Deutschland und Bulgarien [Do the Kinds of Action Influence the Politicization of Constitutional Courts? A Measurement Proposal and First Empirical Evidence from Germany and Bulgaria]. 1st Conference of the DVPW Standing Group ‘Politics and Law’, University of Jena, June 21–23, with Stefan Ewert.
  • 2013: What is 'Politicisation' of Constitutional Courts? 5th Central and Eastern European Forum of Young Legal, Political and Social Theorists, Greifswald, May 3–4, with Stefan Ewert.
  • 2013: Historische Vorbilder und externe Einflüsse auf die postsozialistischen Verfassunggebungen in Bulgarien und Rumänien 1990/91 [Historical Archetypes of and External Influences on the Post-socialist Constitution-Making Processes in Bulgaria and Romania in 1990/91]. Conference "Legal Systems in the Danube Region: Links and Transfes", Andrássy University of Budapest, March 21–22.
  • 2012: EU-Kommissionslotterie. Computersimulation eines Reformvorschlages [The ‘European Commission Lottery’. Simulating a Reform Proposal]. 25th DVPW Congress, University of Tübingen, September 24–28, with Jakob Jünger and Hubertus Buchstein.
  • 2012: Von der normativen Kraft des Faktischen zur faktischen Kraft des Normativen. Zur Bedeutung der Verfassung für die demokratische Konsolidierung im postsozialistischen Bulgarien [From the the normative power of the factual to the factual power of the normative. The relevance of the constitution for the democratic consolidation of postsocialist Bulgaria]. 20th JOE Conference, Tutzing, June 1–3.
  • 2012: (Non-)Fighting Governmental Corruption in Post-Socialist Romania. The Misuse of Constitutional Rules and the Anti-Corruption Discourse. 11th Annual International Young Researchers Conference, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, March 29–31.
  • 2011: What Is and How to Measure 'Politicization' of Constitutional Courts? 3rd Central and Eastern European Forum for Young Legal, Social and Political Theorists, Belgrade, March 25–26.
  • 2011: Macht oder Recht? Die Politisierung südosteuropäischer Verfassungsgerichte und der Einfluss der Verfahrensarten [Power or Law? The Influence of the Types of Procedure on the Politicization of Southeast European Constitutional Courts]. Conference of the research network "Herrschaft in Südosteuropa – kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektiven", Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies Erfurt, February 16–18.
  • 2010: Von der normativen Kraft des Faktischen zur faktischen Kraft des Normativen. Demokratische Konsolidierung und die Macht der Verfassung [From the the normative power of the factual to the factual power of the normative. Democratic consolidation and the Power of the Constitution]. Conference of the DVPW Standing Group ‘Constitution and Politics’, University of Augsburg, November 26–27.
  • 2010: Constitutional Conflicts between Politics and Law in Transformation Societies. A Systems-theoretical Approach. 2nd Central and Eastern European Forum for Young Legal, Social and Political Theorists, Budapest, May 21–22.
  • 2009: Constitutional Conflicts between Law and Politics in Transformation Societies. A Systems-theoretical Approach. 5th ECPR General Conference, University of Potsdam, September 10–12.
  • 2009: Verfassungsreformen in Südosteuropa. Bulgarien und Rumänien im Vergleich (2003–2007) [Constitutional Reforms in South-Eastern Europe. A Comparative Study of Bulgaria and Romania]. Conference of the DVPW Standing Group ‘Comparative Politics’, Technical University of Darmstadt, January 22–24.
  • 2007: Die Politisierung der Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit: Zur politikwissenschaftlichen Analyse ost- und südosteuropäischer Verfassungsgerichte [The Politicization of Constitutional Review. How to Analyze East and South Eastern European Constitutional Courts In a Political Science Perspective?]. 15th JOE Conference, Berlin, November 23–25.
  • 2007: Verfassungspolitik in Südosteuropa. Bulgarien, Rumänien und Kroatien nach 1989 im Vergleich [Constitutional Politics in South Eastern Europe. A Comparative Study on Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia After 1989]. Deutsch-Bulgarische Gesellschaft, Fünftes Berliner Bulgaristengespräch/Forum Junge Bulgaristik, Humboldt University of Berlin, November 2.
  • 2007: Verfassungspolitik in Südosteuropa. Bulgarien, Rumänien und Kroatien nach 1989 im Vergleich [Constitutional Politics in South Eastern Europe. A Comparative Study on Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia After 1989]. 2nd Dr. Fritz Exner Colloquium for Young Scholars in the Field of South Eastern European Studies, Wolfenbüttel, July 12–14.
  • 2007: Constitutional Politics in Southeastern Europe. Comparing Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia since 1989. 1st Summer School for young sociologists and social scientists, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Sociology, Sofia/Pomorie, June 1–10.
  • 2006: Verfassungskonflikt und Verfassungspolitik in Bulgarien seit 2002 [Constitutional Conflict and Constitutional Politics in Bulgaria Since 2002]. 1st Dr. Fritz Exner Colloquium for Young Scholars in the Field of South Eastern European Studies, Wolfenbüttel, March 30–April 1.

Invited Talks

  • 2017: Für immer und ewig? Zur Kodifikation von Erschwernis- und „Ewigkeits“-Klauseln in aktuellen Verfassungen [Forever and Ever? The Codification of Entrenchment and Eternity Clauses in Contemporary Constitutions]. University of Würzburg, June 13.
  • 2017: Bulgarien nach den Parlamentswahlen: Rechtsruck oder "European Business as Usual"? [Bulgaria after the Parliamentary Elections: Swing to the Right or "European Business as Usual"?] Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Berlin, May 31.
  • 2016: Erschwernis- und Ewigkeitsklauseln in modernen Staatsverfassungen [Entrenchment and Eternity Clauses in Modern Constitutions]. Technical University of Darmstadt, January 27.
  • 2015: Mehr Demokratie wagen? Das bulgarische Wahlrechtsreferendum und seine Folgen [Daring More Democracy? The Bulgarian Election Law Referendum and Its Consequences]. Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Berlin, October 29.
  • 2015: Politicisation by Procedure? The Bulgarian Constitutional Court in a European Comparison. Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, March 25.
  • 2014: Zur Messung der Politisierung der Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit. Ein Vorschlag zur empirischen Erfassung eines zentralen Einflussfaktors auf die Verfassungsrechtsprechung [How to Measure the Politicization of Constitutional Courts? A Proposal]. University Duisburg-Essen, January 17, with Stefan Ewert.
  • 2013: Verfassung und demokratische Konsolidierung im postsozialistischen Bulgarien. Eine formale Institution als entscheidender Faktor im südosteuropäischen Kontext? [Constitution and Democratic Consolidation in Post-socialist Bulgaria. A Formal Institution as Decisive Factor in the Southeast European Context?] University Duisburg-Essen, June 5.
  • 2011: Macht oder Recht? Der Einfluss der Verfahrensarten auf die Politisierung südosteuropäischer Verfassungsgerichte [Power or Law? The Influence of the Types of Procedure on the Politicization of Southeast European Constitutional Courts.]. Ludwigs Maximilians University of Munich, June 29.
  • 2009: Systemtheorie und Politik(wissenschaft): Missverständnis oder produktive Herausforderung? [Systems Theory and Politics/Political Science— Misunderstanding or Productive Challenge?] University of Greifswald, November 23.
  • 2009: Verfassungskonflikte zwischen Politik und Recht in Transformationsgesellschaften. Ein systemtheoretischer Ansatz [Constitutional Conflicts Between Politics and Law in Transition Societies: A Systems-Theoretical Approach]. Humboldt University of Berlin, October 30.
  • 2008: Politisierung durch Verfahren. Zu einem vernachlässigten Aspekt bei der politikwissenschaftlichen Analyse von Verfassungsgerichten [Politicization by Procedure. A Neglected Aspect in Politican Science Research on Constitutional Courts]. Ludwig Maximilians University of München, July 11.
  • 2007: Die Kommunalwahlen in Bulgarien im Herbst 2007 [The Local Elections in Bulgaria in Autumn 2007]. Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Berlin, November 20.
  • 2006: Prekäre Stabilität. Verfassungskonflikt und Verfassungspolitik in Bulgarien seit 2002 [Precarious Stability: Constitutional Conflict and Constitutional Politics in Bulgaria Since 2002]. University of Leipzig, October 30.
  • 2005: Prekäre Stabilität. Verfassungskonflikt und Verfassungspolitik in Bulgarien seit 2002 [Precarious Stability: Constitutional Conflict and Constitutional Politics in Bulgaria Since 2002]. Technical University of Dresden, November 15.