Vorträge

Invited Talks

  • 2019, Charles University in Prague, “Indirect presidential elections in international comparison”
  • 2017, University of Kent, “Why dictators veto: Explaining presidential activism under authoritarianism”
  • 2017, Academic Book Week/SpringerNature, “Books, Impact & REF2021: ECR & University Perspectives”
  • 2016, University of Warwick, “Innovations in research and practice in anti-corruption”
  • 2013, Ukrainian Institute in London, “Presidential vetoes in comparative perspective”
  • 2012, University College London, “The practice of research interviews in CEE” (panel discussion)

Conference Presentations

  • Köker, P. Indirect presidential elections: A global summary and comparison, 1945-2018. ECPR General Conference, Wroclaw, 4-7 September 2019.
  • Bode, E. & Köker, P. Common trends or diverging trajectories: The Austrian and French presidential elections 2016/2017 and their consequences. ECPR General Conference, Wroclaw, 4-7 September 2019.
  • Sikk, A. & Köker, P. Candidate Turnover and Party Policy Change in Central and Eastern Europe. APSA Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 29 August-1 September 2019.
  • Bode, E. & Köker, P. Common trends or diverging trajectories: The Austrian and French presidential elections 2016/2017 and their consequences. Norddeutsches Kolloquium der Sozialwissenschaften, Hannover, 5 July 2019.
  • Köker, P. Indirect presidential elections: A global summary and comparison, 1945-2018. EPSA Annual Conference, Belfast, 20-22 June 2019.
  • Sikk, A. & Köker, P. Candidate Turnover and Party Policy Change in Central and Eastern Europe. EPSA Annual Conference, Belfast, 20-22 June.
  • Köker, P. The role of presidents in illiberal democracies: Hungary and Poland compared. BASEES Annual Conference, Cambridge, 31 March-2 April 2019.
  • Köker, P. Why dictators veto: Legislation, legitimation and control in Kazakhstan and Russia. ECPR General Conference, Hamburg, 22-25 August 2018.
  • Köker, P. ‘Presidential veto power in post-Soviet authoritarian regimes’. BASEES Annual Conference, Cambridge, 31 March-2 April 2017.
  • Sikk, A. & Köker. P. Electoral candidates as Difficult Political Data. Annual Conference of the Political Methodology Group of the Political Studies Association, London, 27 June 2016.
  • Köker, P. Risk or Reward: Party strategies and extra-parliamentarian electors in German presidential elections, 1949-2012. EPSA Annual Conference, Brussels, 23-25 June 2016.
  • Sikk, A. & Köker. P. Replacing the rascals? Corruption and candidate turnover in Central and Eastern Europe. PSAAnnual Conference, Brighton, 21-23 March 2016.
  • Sikk, A. & Köker. P. Replacing the rascals? Corruption and candidate turnover in Central and Eastern Europe. ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops. Warsaw, 29 March-2 April 2015.
  • Köker, P. Presidential activism in Central and Eastern Europe: The question of popular elections. BASEES Annual Conference, Cambridge, 5-7 April 2014.
  • Köker, P. Predecessors and constitutions: The evolution of Central and Eastern European presidents’ perceptions of their office. ISPP Annual Meeting, Herzliya, 8-11 July 2013.
  • Köker, P. The next generation: Presidential predecessors, constitutions and the evolution of incumbents’ vision of the presidency. BASEES Annual Conference, Cambridge, 5-8 April 2013.
  • Köker, P. 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. PSA Annual Conference, Cardiff, 25-27 March 2013.
  • Köker, P. Office, Policy or Popularity? Motivations for presidential action in parliamentary and semi- presidential systems. ISPP Annual Meeting, Chicago, 6-9 July 2012.
  • Köker, P. 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. EPSA Annual Conference, Berlin, 21-23 June 2012.
  • Köker, P. Presidential Activism in Central and Eastern Europe: How Presidents’ Background and Perception Shape the Use of their Powers. BASEES Annual Conference, Cambridge, 31 March-2 April
  • Engst, B.G. & Köker, P. A way out of the crisis? Constitutional Courts as instruments of intra-executive conflict resolution. International Postgraduate Conference on Central and Eastern Europe, London, 15-17 February 2012.
  • Köker, P. The role of president-related factors in influencing the activism of Post-Communist presidents. ISPP Networking Conference, Budapest, 25-27 November 2011.