News

Forthcoming volume at Routledge

06/09/2018
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. 

JUDICON at ECPR General Conference, Hamburg

06/09/2018
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)

JUDICON at the IPSA World Congress

16/02/2018
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.

Paper accepted in the German Law Journal

18/04/2017
A paper discussing the methodological framework as well as the analysis of initial Hungarian data has been accepted for publication in the German Law Journal. The paper titled “How to measure the strength of judicial decisions?” written by Kálmán Pócza, Gábor Dobos, and Attila Gyulai covers the approach elaborated by the JUDICON project.

JUDICON panel at ECPR

17/04/2017
JUDICON organized a panel at this years’ ECPR in the Law and Court section (6-9, September, Oslo). The papers to be presented will cover the Slovakian, the German, the Romanian case, and a time-series cross national analysis. The papers will be presented by Max Steuer (Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University Bratislava), Oliver Lembcke (Institute of Political Science, Friedrich Schiller University Jena), Csongor Kuti (Faculty of Arts, Univeristy of Targu Mures) and Gábor Dobos - Attila Gyulai - Kálmán Pócza (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Political Science).

JUDICON at the Annual Meeting of the Hungarian Political Science Association

16/04/2017
The first country-specific analyses will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Hungarian Political Science Association  (9-10, June, Győr) in a panel dedicated to the JUDICON project. The papers to be presented will cover the Slovakian, the German, the Romanian cases and a time-series cross national analysis. The papers will be presented by Max Steuer (Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University Bratislava), Oliver Lembcke (Institute of Political Science, Friedrich Schiller University Jena), Csongor Kuti (Faculty of Arts, Univeristy of Targu Mures) and Gábor Dobos - Attila Gyulai - Kálmán Pócza (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Political Science).

Upcoming workshop in Budapest

16/04/2017
The closing workshop of the JUDICON project will be held at the end of June, 2017 in Budapest. At the workshop, all country-analyses will be discussed to be finalized as papers to be published in the near future.