The book ‘Constitutional Politics and the Judiciary: Decision-making in Central and Eastern Europe’ edited by Kálmán Pócza was released on 28th November 2018 at Routledge. The volume uses the methodology and database of JUDICON.
A comprehensive volume using the JUDICON methodology and database will be published this autumn at Routledge. The book ‘Constitutional Politics and the Judiciary: Decision-making in Central and Eastern Europe’ edited by Kálmán Pócza includes a detailed description of the approach adopted by the project as well as studies on the practice of the constitutional court of the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary. For the full table of contents and pre-order options please, visit the site of the publisher.
Four papers were presented in Law and Courts section of the 2018 ECPR General Conference in Hamburg, Germany. The panel, titled Politics and Courts in Central Europe, included presentations based on research by the JUDICON project: 1. Attitudinal Model Applied to the Hungarian Constitutional Court. A Refined Analysis of Judicial Behavior from 1990 to 2015 (Kálmán Pócza and Gábor Dobos); 2. Politically Salient Issues before the Hungarian Constitutional Court. An Empirical Analysis 1990-2015 (Attila Gyulai and Kálmán Pócza); 3. Powerful Court Decisions. The Case of the German Constitutional Court (Oliver W. Lembcke); 4. Safeguarding the Democracy from Inside: The Story of the Constitutional Court and the Parliament in Czechia (Katarína Šipulová)
The paper of Eric Láštic and Max Steuer was accepted for presentation at the IPSA World Congress in Brisbane, Australia (July 21-25, 2018). The paper uses the methodology and dataset generated within the JUDICON project that allow to identify how the Slovak Constitutional Court has positioned itself vis-à-vis changing legislative majorities between 1993-2015 and whether there has been a period in which it used its legislating capacities beyond the average standard.
The article “How to measure the strength of judicial decisions?” (pdf) by Kálmán Pócza, Gábor Dobos, and Attila Gyulai has been published in the German Law Journal, Volume 18, No. 6.