May 3, 2022: Prime Ministers in Europe: Changing Career Experiences and Profiles

Guest talk by Priv.-Doz. Dr. phil. habil. Michelangelo Vercesi (Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg); May 3, 2022; online.


Prime ministers are top power-holders and decision-makers in the executive branch that both the public and the media, and other political actors look to for leadership. How they secure their superior position, and what qualifications and experiences they bring to the job, is an issue of major political and scientific importance. Comparative research on prime ministers across Europe reveals that prime ministerial careers have changed fundamentally over the past decades. This guest talk highlights key elements of the ongoing transformation of prime ministerial careers, and looks into the implications of those changes for the evolving nature of parliamentary and party government in Europe.

PD Dr. Michelangelo Vercesi

2022-05-03 Vercesi
Priv.-Doz. Dr. phil. habil. Michelangelo Vercesi (credit: M. Vercesi)

Michelangelo Vercesi is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science at Leuphana University, Germany and at the American University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). He is also a co-editor of the European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook. He has published widely on issues of European governance and politics. His work has appeared in such journals as Government and Opposition, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Parliamentary Affairs, and Representation. He is a co-author of Prime Ministers in Europe: Changing Career Experiences and Profiles, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming.





Moderation: Prof. Dr. Ludger Helms, Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck


Date and Place



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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022



4:00 pm







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