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Paul Chaisty and Timothy Power awarded the best paper prize by the Presidential Politics Group of the ECPR

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    aul Chaisty and Timothy Power have been awarded the 2019 Robert Elgie best paper prize by the Presidential Politics Group of the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR).

DPIR is delighted that Paul Chaisty, Professor of Russian and East European Politics, and Timothy Power, Professor of Latin American Politics, have been awarded the 2019 Robert Elgie best paper prize by the Presidential Politics Group of the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR).

Their paper, ‘What Moves the Needle in Executive-Legislative Relations? Explaining Interbranch Oscillations in Legislative Authority’, explored changes in legislative authority between 1976 and 2014, across a range of democratic models. The paper was presented at the ECPR’s annual conference in 2019.

Praising their work, the Group’s Steering Committee said, ’By a set of theoretically sound hypotheses challenging mainstream arguments and by employing a rigorous method design, Chaisty and Power demonstrate academic novelty and significance on a longstanding research field. Their paper provides for a substantial contribution to executive-legislative studies in general, and to the comparative presidentialism literature in particular’.

Prof Paul Chaisty is Professor of Russian and East European PoliticsProfessor Timothy Power is Professor of Latin American Politics and University Lecturer in Brazilian Studies, St Antonys College