Dr Mihail Chiru's Publications

Articles in international peer review journals                              

  • ’Loyal soldiers or seasoned leaders? The selection of committee chairs in the European Parliament’, Journal of European Public Policy, 2019, First View, DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2019.1600573.
  • ’Liberty - security dilemmas and party cohesion in the European Parliament’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 2019, First View, DOI: 10.1111/jcms.12852, (with Stoian, V.).
  • ’Low-cost policy specialization, district characteristics and gender. Patterns of committee assignment in Romania’, The Journal of Legislative Studies, 2019, forth­coming.
  • ’National Games for Local Gains: Legislative Activity, Party Organization and Candidate Selection’, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 2018, First View, DOI: 10.1080/17457289.2018.1537280, (with Gherghina, S.).
  • ’The Electoral Value Of Constituency Oriented Parliamentary Questions in Hungary and Romania’, Parliamentary Affairs, 2018, 71(4): 950-969.
  • ’Cheap Talk or Proper Signaling? Styles of Campaigning and Engagement in Constituency Service’, Social Science Quarterly, 2018, 99(1): 283-295.
  • ’Committee Chair Selection Under High Informational and Organizational Con­straints’, Party Politics, 2017, First View, DOI: 10.1177/1354068817741765, (with Gherghina, S.).
  • ’Gerrymandering and Malapportionment, Romanian Style – the 2008 Electoral System’, East European Politics and Societies, 2017, 31(4): 683-703 (with Giugal, A, Johnston, R., Ciobanu, I. and Gavris, A.).
  • ’The Value of Legislative Versus Electoral Experience and Gender in Explaining Candidate List Placement Under Closed List PR’, Problems of Post-Communism, 2017, 64(2): 65-78, (with Popescu, M.).
  • ’The vanishing lists: collecting and matching parliamentary candidate data in Romania’, ASK Research and Methods, 2016, 25(1): 61-76.
  • ‘Early Marriages Last Longer: Pre-electoral Coalitions and Government Survival in Europe’, Government and Opposition, 2015, 50(2): 165-188.
  • ‘Multiple Candidacies and the Role of the Lowest Electoral Tier for Individualized Campaigning’, East European Politics and Societies, 2015, 29(4): 892-914.
  • ’Choosing your own boss: Variations of representation foci in mixed electoral systems’, The Journal of Legislative Studies, 2015, 21(4): 495-514 (with Enyedi, Z.).
  • ‘Determinants of Legislative Voting Loyalty under Different Electoral Systems: Evidence from Romania’, International Political Science Review, 2014, 35(5): 523­541, (with Gherghina, S.).
  • ’Parliamentary Sovereignty and International Intervention: Elite Attitudes in the First Central European Legislatures’, East European Politics, 2014, 30(1): 21-33 (with Gherghina, S.).
  • ‘Electoral Reform - Cui Bono? Attitudes of the Romanian MPs to the Electoral System Change’, The Journal of Legislative Studies, 2013, 19(3): 351-369 (with Gherghina, S., andS, tefan, L.).
  • ‘Standing for Re-Election under Different Electoral Rules: Evidence from the Romanian Legislature’, Problems of Post-Communism, 2013, 60(5): 34-44 (with Gherghina, S., andS, tefan, L.).
  • ‘Taking the Short Route: Political Parties, Funding Regulations and State Resources in Romania’, East European Politics and Societies, 2013, 27(1): 108-128 (with Gherghina, S.).
  • ‘Comparative politics in Central and Eastern Europe: mapping publications over the past 20 years’, European Political Science, 2013, 12(1): 127-145 (with Schneider, C., and Bochsler, D.).
  • ‘When Voter Loyalty Fails: Party Performance and Corruption in Romania and Bulgaria’, European Political Science Review, 2012, 4(1): 29-49 (with Gherghina, S.).
  • ‘Keeping the Doors Closed: Leadership Selection in Post-Communist Romania’, East European Politics and Societies, 2012, 26(3): 510-537 (with Gherghina, S.).
  • ‘The First Casting Happens at Home: Role Formation in the European Parliamen­tary Elections’, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 2012, 12(2): 299-314 (with Gherghina, S.).
  • ‘Does the EU Confidence Spill-Over Nationally? A Longitudinal Analysis of Political Trust in Central Europe’, Perspectives on European Politics and Societies, 2012, 13(2): 226-245 (with Gherghina, S.).
  • ‘We All Agree that We Disagree Too Much: Attitudes of the Romanian MPs towards Party Discipline’, East European Politics, 2012, 28(2): 180-192 (with Gherghina, S., andS, tefan, L.).
  • ‘Voting after Watching: The Strategic Role of Election Polls’, European Review, 2012, 20(2): 210-221 (with Gherghina, S.).
  • ‘Spinning the European Wheel: Benefits, Welfare and Identity Layers in the Old and New Member States’, Sociologie Româneascã, 2011, 9(1): 64-79 (with Gherghina, S.).
  • ‘Tribunes vs. Experts? An Analysis of the Romanian MEPs’ Questions’, CEU Political Science Journal, 2011, 6(1): 1-21 (with Dimulescu, V.).
  • ‘Practice and Payment: Determinants of Candidate List Position in European Par­liament Elections’, European Union Politics, 2010, 11(4): 533-552 (with Gherghina, S.).
  • ‘Promoting Ideology through Social Engineering Experiments: The Danube Black Sea Canal’, Transylvanian Review, 2010, 19, Supplement No. 5: 259-276 (with Gherghina, S.).
  • ‘Legislative Recruitment and Electoral System Change: The Case of Romania’, CEU Political Science Journal, 2009, 4(2): 192-231 (with Ciobanu
  • ‘Where is the difference? The Profiles of Romanian Candidates for the 2009 Euro­pean Elections’, Romanian Journal of European Affairs, 2009, 9(4): 79-99 (with Gherghina, S.).

Chapters in edited volumes

  • ’Between Parties and Voters: Candidates’ Role Conception in the Belgian Partitoc-racy’ in Vandeleene, A., De Winter, L., Baudewyns, P. (eds.) Candidates, Parties and Voters in the Belgian Partitocracy, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, pp. 313-339. (with Janssen, C., and De Winter, L.).
  • ’Exploring the Role of Decentralized Personalization for Legislative Behaviour and Constituency Representation’ in Cross, W., Katz, R., and Pruysers, S., (eds.) The Personalization of Democratic Politics and the Challenge for Political Parties, ECPR Press, 2018, pp. 143-161.
  • ’Romania: An Ambivalent Parliamentary Opposition’ in De Giorgi, E., Ilonszki. G. (eds.) Opposition Parties in European Legislatures: Responsiveness Without Responsibility?, Routledge, 2018, pp. 191-210 (with Gherghina, S.).
  • ’Explaining Change in Party Leadership Selection Rules’ in Cross, W., and Pilet, J.-B., (eds.) The Politics of Party Leadership: A Cross-national Perspective, Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 31-49. (with Gauja, A., Gherghina, S., and Rodriguez Teruel, J.).
  • ‘Let’s not risk too much: The selection of party leaders in Romania’, in Pilet, J.-B., and Cross, W. (eds.) The selection of political party leaders in contemporary parliamentary democracies: A comparative study, New York: Routledge, 2014, pp. 141-155 (with Gherghina, S.).

Book reviews

  • Conti, N., Goncz, B., and Real-Dato, J. (eds.), National Political Elites, European Integration and the Eurozone Crisis. Journal of Contemporary European Research, 2019, 15(3):.
  • ’Semenova, E., Edinger, M., and Best, H. (eds.), Parliamentary Elites in Central and Eastern Europe: Recruitment and Representation’. West European Politics, 2015, 38(6): 1357-1358.
  • ‘Kam, C. Party Discipline and Parliamentary Politics; Heller, W. and Mershon, C., (eds.) Political Parties and Legislative Party Switching’, Party Politics, 2013, 19(2): 371-374.
  • ‘Fred I. Greenstein, Inventing the Job of President: Leadership Style from George Washington to Andrew Jackson’, CEU Political Science Journal, 2011, 6(2).
  • ‘Michael L. Mezey, Representative Democracy: Legislators and Their Constituents’ CEU Political Science Journal, 2010, 4(2).

Working papers

  • ’How the European Parliament could improve its selection of committee chairs’, 2019, EUROPP – European Politics and Policy, London School of Economics.
  • ’Programmatic Europeanization revisited: the role of EP election proximity, EU support and Eastern European patterns’, Working Paper Series 4/2018, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University, (with Gross, M. & Adascalitei, D.).
  • ’Coalition governments which are formed in advance of elections have better survival prospects’, 2014, Democratic Audit Blog, London School of Economics.
  • ’Physical Insecurity and Anti-Immigration Views in Western Europe’, Centre for Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) Working Paper 98, 2012, University of Oxford. (with Gherghina, S.)
  • ‘State Resources and Pocket Money: Shortcuts for Party Funding in Romania’, The Legal Regulation of Political Parties, Working Paper 13, 2011, (with Gherghina, S. & Casal Bertoa, F.).

Edited collections of party manifestos

  • Iˆntre ideologie s,i strategie. Programele partidelor pentru alegerile legislative nat,ionale 2016, Cluj: CA Publishing, 2018 (with Gherghina, S.).
  • Perspective românes,ti asupra politicilor europene? Programele electorale ale par-tidelor românes,ti la alegerile europene din 2014, Adenium, 2014 (with Gherghina, S.).
  • Declarat,ii de intent,ie sau proiect,ii de politici publice? Programele electorale ale partidelor românes,ti la alegerile legislative din 2012, CA Publishing, 2013 (with Gherghina, S.).
  • Planuri s.i promisiuni. Programele electorale ale partidelor la alegerile legislative nat¸ionale (2008) ¸si europene (2009), CA Publishing, 2010 (with Gherghina, S.).