izv. prof. dr. sc. Robert Podolnjak
izv. prof. dr. sc.
Robert Podolnjak

Robert Podolnjak was born on June 3 1958. On the University of Zagreb Law School employed from January 1, 2006. Currently he teaches constitutional law as Associate Professor. He is full member of the Croatian Academy of legal Sciences, the Croatian Association for Constitutional Law, and the Croatian political Science Association. He published three monographs: “Federalism and Republicanism: The Creation of the American Constitution” (2004), “Direct Election of Mayors and County Governors: European Experiences and Croatian Challenge” (2005), “Mayor and Council: The New Institutional Framework of Croatian Local Government in Comparative Perspective” (2010) and more than 70 articles in scientific journals and other publications.

He was member of the Committee for the Constitution, Rules of Procedure and Political System of the Croatian Parliament from the ranks of scholars in the years 2008 – 2011, and the member of the working group of the Croatian Government for making the draft of the Amendments to the Constitution in 2009-2010.

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EDUKACIJA

Graduation year: 1981

mr.sc. graduation year: 1991

PhD graduation year: 2001

Employed since: 2006

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Department:
Constitutional Law
Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

FORMING A GOVERNMENT IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE – A PROPOSAL FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE

Podolnjak, Robert
2018.
Pravni vjesnik : časopis za pravne i društvene znanosti Pravnog fakulteta Sveučilišta J.J. Strossmayera u Osijeku

Abolishing All Mechanisms for Fixing Elections: The Citizens' Initiative to Change the Electoral System of Croatia

Podolnjak, Robert
2015.
Politička misao : časopis za politologiju

On the constitutionality of results of Croatian presidential election 2015

Podolnjak, Robert
2015.
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From the Parliament Act 1911 to the European Union Act 2011: Transformation from Informal to Mandatory Referendum in British Constitutional Doctrine

Podolnjak, Robert ; Bačić, Petar
2014.
Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu

GREAT EXPECTATIONS: THE NEW CROATIAN FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

Podolnjak, Robert ; Gardašević, Đorđe
2014.
Iustinianus Primus Law Review

On the question why basic principles of electoral system should be embedded into the Croatian constitution

Podolnjak, Robert
2014.
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Introduction: On the citizen initiated referendum in Croatia and Slovenia

Podolnjak, Robert ; Smerdel, Branko
2014.

From the Parliament Act 1911 to the European Act 2011: Transformation from Informal to Mandatory Referendum in British Constitutional Doctrine

Podolnjak, Robert ; Bačić, Petar
2014.
Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu

The Constitution, the Electoral College, and the American Concept of Democracy - A View from Europe

Podolnjak, Robert
2014.

Constitutional engineering of citizen initiated referendum: Some recommendations to the Croatian constitution maker

Podolnjak, Robert
2014.

Referendum of civic initiative in Croatia and Slovenija: constitutional regulation ; experience ; prospects


2014.

On the unconstitutionality of provision on the withdrawal of the budget proposal by the head of the executive body - 2nd part

Podolnjak, Robert
2013.
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On the unconstitutionality of provision on the withdrawal of the budget proposal by the head of the executive body - 1st part

Podolnjak, Robert
2013.
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Directly Elected Mayors and the Problem of Cohabitation: The Case of the Croatian Capital Zagreb

Podolnjak, Robert ; Gardašević, Đorđe
2013.
Revus

Responsibilities of direct democracy: the necessity of constitutional checks and balances

Podolnjak, Robert
2013.
Ustavna demokracija i odgovornost

Contemporary Croatian electoral engineering as a sophisticated form of electoral manipulation

Podolnjak, Robert
2013.
Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu

Survival of the Westminster System: The Unsuccessful British AV Referendum

Podolnjak, Robert ; Bačić, Petar
2012.
Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu

Is it necessary to change the constitutional provision on the citizen initiated referendum? - 2nd part

Podolnjak, Robert
2012.
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Is it necessary to change the constitutional provision on the citizen initiated referendum? - 1st part

Podolnjak, Robert
2012.
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Recall of mayor: Comparative experience and Croatian doubts

Podolnjak, Robert ; Mrakovčić, Frana
2012.
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SURVIVAL OF THE WESTMINSTER SYSTEM: THE UNSUCCESSFUL BRITISH AV REFERENDUM

PODOLNJAK, ROBERT ; BAČIĆ, PETAR
2012.
Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu

What has to be Changed in the Croatian Electoral System?

Podolnjak, Robert
2012.
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The Case for the Constitutional Veto of the President of the Republic of Croatia

Podolnjak, Robert
2012.
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The Influence of the French Semi-Presidential System on the Shaping of the Constitutional Position of Presidents of the Republic in Post-Communist States: Croatia in Comparative Perspective

Podolnjak, Robert
2012.
Ustavi i demokracija: Strani utjecaji i domaći odgovori

The Influence of the French Semi-Presidential System on the Shaping of the Constitutional Position of Presidents of the Republic in Post-Communist States: Croatia in Comparative Perspective

Podolnjak, Robert
2012.
Ustavi i demokracija: Strani utjecaji i domaći odgovori

Constitutional Problems with the Implementation of the Parliamentary Elections and the Referendum on the Accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union

Podolnjak, Robert
2011.
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Financing the 2009 - 2010 presidential elections in Croatia: conflicting interpretations of campaign finance laws

Podolnjak, Robert
2011.
Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu

Citizens' right to vote abroad (Part II)

Podolnjak, Robert ; Bodul, Vida
2011.
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Citizens' right to vote abroad

Podolnjak, Robert ; Bodul, Vida
2011.
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A new regime of political financing in the Republic of Croatia

Podolnjak, Robert
2011.
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Constitutional Court, electoral units in parliamentary elections and the principle of equality of the right to vote

Podolnjak, Robert
2011.
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Right to access to information

Podolnjak, Robert
2011.
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Right to access to information and the Commissioner for Information

Podolnjak, Robert
2011.
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The Diaspora and elections for the Croatian Parliament - a proposal for a new model of election of three representatives of Croatian citizens that do not reside within the Republic of Croatia

Podolnjak, Robert
2011.
Okrugli stol "Izbori zastupnika u Hrvatski sabor i referendum"

The Croatian Constitution and direct democracy

Podolnjak, Robert
2011.
Okrugli stol "Dvadeseta obljetnica Ustava Republike Hrvatske"

On Territorial and Administrative Reform of the Croatian Local Self-Government

Podolnjak, Robert
2010.
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Institutional reform of the Croatian local government: from cabinets to directly elected mayors and county governors

Podolnjak, Robert
2010.
Politička misao : Croatian Political Science Review

Small States and Constitution Making: The Causes of Different Outcomes in Philadelphia and Bruxelles

Podolnjak, Robert
2010.
Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu

Mayor and Council: New Institutional Framework of Croatian Local Self-Government in Comparative Perspective

Podolnjak, Robert
2010.

On the manner of election and the constitutional position of the President of the Republic: Discussion about possible constitutional changes after the presidential elections

Podolnjak, Robert
2010.
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From Laeken to Lisbon - Rise and Fall of the Constitutional Treaty

Podolnjak, Robert
2009.

Election of judges to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia in Croatian parliament by a two-thirds majority, and constitutional amendments

Podolnjak, Robert
2009.
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Influence of the electoral system on the shaping of the party system and government in the Republic of Croatia: 1990-2007

Bali, Martina ; Podolnjak, Robert
2009.
Pravnik : časopis za pravna i društvena pitanja

Differences between an "american" and european model of constitutional review

Albrecht, Draško ; Podolnjak, Robert
2009.
Pravnik : časopis za pravna i društvena pitanja

The process of selecting Constitutional court judges in the Republic of Croatia - plaidoyer for a change

Podolnjak, Robert
2009.

Electoral system regulating the election of Croatian parliamentary representatives - de lege ferenda

Podolnjak, Robert
2008.
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Critical review of the Election of heads of municipalities, mayors, county governors and the major of Zagreb Act and the Act amending the Local and regional self-government Act (Part II.)

Podolnjak, Robert
2008.
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Croatian electoral legislation: possible and needful changes

Podolnjak, Robert
2008.
Zbornik radova Pravnog fakulteta u Splitu

Critical review of the Election of heads of municipalities, mayors, county governors and the major of Zagreb Act and the Act amending the Local and regional self-government Act (Part I.)

Podolnjak, Robert
2008.
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Local Self Governemnt and Decentralization

Lauc, Zvonimir ; Korić, Ivan ; Babac, Branko ; Bačić, Arsen ; Podolnjak, Robert
2007.

Introduction of a local presidential system in the Republic of Croatia from a comparative perspective

Podolnjak, Robert
2007.
Prekogranična i regionalna suradnja

Introduction of a local presidential system and decentralization of the Republic of Croatia's political system

Podolnjak, Robert
2007.
Lokalna samouprava i decentralizacija

The D'Hondt method - the redundant mandate (Part II)

Podolnjak, Robert
2007.
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The D'Hondt method - the redundant mandate (Part I)

Podolnjak, Robert
2007.
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Consideration of the possibility of electing judges of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia by a two-thirds majority in the Croatian parliament

Podolnjak, Robert
2007.
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Election of judges to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia from a comparative perspective

Podolnjak, Robert
2007.
Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu

Explaining the Failure of the European Constitution: A Constitution-making Perspective

Podolnjak, Robert
2007.
Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu

Federalism in former Yugoslavia and European Union: points of convergence in federalist principles and institutional structure

Podolnjak, Robert
2007.
Primjena federalnog načela i pouke ustavne reforme

What brings the Law Amending the Local and Regional Self-Government Act

Podolnjak, Robert
2006.
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The Causes of Failure of the European Constitution From the Perspective of the Constitution-Making Process

Podolnjak, Robert
2006.
Anali Hrvatskog politološkog društva

The Assent of the People is Not Necessary to the Formation of a Confederation: Notes on the Failure of the European Constitutional Referendums

Podolnjak, Robert
2006.
Politička misao : Croatian Political Science Review

Introduction of Local Presidential System in the Republic of Croatia (Part 2)¸

Podolnjak, Robert
2006.
Informator

Introduction of Local Presidential System in the Republic of Croatia

Podolnjak, Robert
2006.
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Croatian EU Membership and Constitutional Options (Part 2)

Podolnjak, Robert
2006.
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Croatian EU Membership and Constitutional Options

Podolnjak, Robert
2006.
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Membership of Croatia in the EU and Constitutional Options

Podolnjak , Robert
2006.
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Local and Territorial (Regional) Self-Government Units'Executive Organs

Podolnjak, Robert
2006.

Croatian Membership in the EU and Constitutional Options for European Future

Podolnjak, Robert
2006.
Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu

Theory of constitutional moments and creation of the european constitution: some parallels with the creation of the US constitution

Podolnjak, Robert
2005.

the Creation of the European Constitution as a "Quasi-Constitutional Moment"

Podolnjak, Robert
2005.
Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu

Direct Election of Mayors and County Prefects - European Experiences and Croatian Challenge

Podolnjak, Robert
2005.

Direct Election of Heads of Municipalities, Mayors and County Governors, Part 2

Podolnjak, Robert
2004.
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Direct Election of Heads of Municipalities, Mayors and County Governors, Part 1

Podolnjak, Robert
2004.
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What Model of Local Executive to Choose for Croatia, 2. part

Podolnjak, Robert
2004.
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What Model of Local Executive to choose for Croatia

Podolnjak, Robert
2004.
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Federalism and Republicanism - American Constitution Making

Podolnjak, Robert
2004.

Which Model of Local Executive is Needed in Croatia? Some Ideas about Direct Election of Town Managers, Mayors and County Heads

Podolnjak, Robert
2004.
Pravni vjesnik

Two Constitutional Conventions: Similarities and Differences between Philapedlphia and Brussels

Podolnjak, Robert
2003.
Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu

The American Supreme Court as Political Institution: the Case Bush v. Gore

Podolnjak, Robert
2003.
Pravni vjesnik

The Constitution, the Electoral College and the American Concept of Democracy

Podolnjak, Robert
2002.
Pravni vjesnik

Erosion of the Constitutional Principle of Federalism in Contemporary American Political System

Podolnjak, Robert
2001.
Pravni vjesnik

Contemporary American Cooperative Federalism - The Politics of Intergovernmental Relations

Podolnjak, Robert
1992.
Zakonitost

Past employments

Robert Podolnjak was born on June 3 1958. On the University of Zagreb Law School employed from January 1, 2006. Currently he teaches constitutional law as Associate Professor. He is full member of the Croatian Academy of legal Sciences, the Croatian Association for Constitutional Law, and the Croatian political Science Association. 

Before the employment on the Faculty of Law he had worked in local government, as a counsellor and secretary in the city administration of the City of Varazdin, in the period from 1985 to 2005.