Kálmán PÓCZA

Degrees: MA in History (PPCU), MA in German Literature (PPCU), PhD in Political Science

Research interests: political representation, parliamentarism, constitutionalism and judicial-legislative relations

Publications: MTMT


Contact: pocza.kalman[at]uni-nke.hu

Projects: Constitutional Politics and Political RealismTraditions of Hungarian Constitutional and Political Thought



Kálmán Pócza (1976) is a political scientist and historian of political thought. He studied in Budapest (Hungary), Düsseldorf (Germany) and Fribourg (Switzerland). He was visiting research fellow at the University of Tübingen (Germany) and at the University of Notre Dame (USA). He was the Academic Director of Danube Institute (Budapest), board member of the PhD program in political theory at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPCU) and country expert in the V-Dem project. His research interests focus on political representation, parliamentarism, constitutionalism and judicial-legislative relations.

Selected publications:

Pócza, Kálmán (ed): Constitutional Politics and the Judiciary: Decision-making in Central and Eastern Europe (London/New York: Routledge, 2019, 312 pages)

Pócza, Kálmán: Is a Revival Possible? Theoretical Reflections on the Historical Constitution, in: Hörcher, Ferenc; Thomas, Lorman (eds.) A History of the Hungarian Constitution : Law, Government and Political Culture in Central Europe (New York/London, I. B. Tauris, 2018, pp. 211-236)

Pócza, Kálmán: How to Measure the Strength of Judicial Decisions: A Methodological Framework, German Law Journal Vol. 08 (2017), Nr. 6., pp. 1557-1586 (together with Gábor Dobos and Attila Gyulai)

Pócza, Kálmán: Parlamentarismus und politische Repräsentation. Carl Schmitt kontextualisiert (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 2014, 312 Seiten)

Pócza, Kálmán – Bos, Ellen (Hrsg.): Verfassunggebung in konsolidierten Demokratien: Neubeginn oder Verfall eines Systems? (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 2014, 384 Seiten)