Publications & Papers

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Refereed Journal Articles
  1. “What Makes Parties Adapt to Voter Preferences? The Role of Party Organisation, Goals and Ideology” (with Markus Wagner), British Journal of Political Science, 2017.
  2. “Simple Politics for the People? Complexity in Campaign Messages and Political Knowledge” (with Roman Senninger), European Journal of Political Research, 2018.  
  3. “Working in Unison: Political Parties and Policy Issue Transfer in the Multi-Level Space” (with Roman Senninger), European Union Politics, 2018.
  4. “Ideological Congruence between Party Rhetoric & Policy-Making”, West European Politics, 2018.
  5. “New Graphic Schemes for Stata: plotplain & plottig”, Stata Journal, 2017.
  6. “The Effects of the Fukushima Disaster on Nuclear Energy Debates and Policies: A Two-Steps Comparative Examination” (with Luca Bernardi, Laura Morales & Maarja Lühiste), Environmental Politics, 2017.
  7. “Towards a Renewal of the Niche Party Concept: Parties, Market Shares and Condensed Offers”, Party Politics, 2017.
  8. “Repression as a Double-Edged Sword: Resilient Monarchs, Repression and Revolution in the Arab World” (with Simon Fink), Swiss Political Science Review, 2015.
  9. “Minority-Ethnic MPs and the Substantive Representation of Minority Interests in the House of Commons, 2005-2011” (with Thomas Saalfeld), Parliamentary Affairs, 2013.
Working Papers
  1. “Do voters polarize when radical parties enter parliament?” (with Markus Wagner), American Journal of Political Science: revised & resubmitted.
  2. “How do Parties React to Protest? The Moderating Effects of Party Ideology and Public Opinion”, under review.
  3. “Does Timing Matter? How Campaign Periods Affect Parties’ Reactions to the Public”, under review.
  4. “How the European Parliament Influences National Parties’ Policies” (with Roman Senninger & Lawrence Ezrow), under review.
  5. “Do the tabloid media create populist attitudes? Identifying the influence of Sun readership on anti-EU attitudes in the UK” (with Florian Foos), close to submission.
  6. “How Parties of Niche Origin Become Junior Coalition Partners” (with Patrick Dumont & Kaare Strøm), close to submission.
  7. “Silent or Noisy Signals? Legislative Agendas and the Adaptation to Public Priorities” (with Luca BernardiRuud Wouters), close to submission.
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  8. “Theorizing Party Policy Diffusion in the European Multi-level Space” (with Roman Senninger & Fabio Wolkenstein), subject to submission for a special issue in: Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties.
  9. “Federalism and Party System Fragmentation: On the unintended consequences of increasing decentralization” (with Florian Foos).
  10. “What Kind of European Union Oversight Do Voters Want from Parties?” (with Roman Senninger).
  11. “Clutter: How much information do party manifestos contain?” (with Denise Traber).
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  12. “Taking the Risk to Politicize Europe. How the Prospect of Losing Power Affects Issue Entrepreneurship” (with Tarik Abou-Chadi & Markus Wagner).
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Ongoing Projects
  • “The Economic Costs of Revolution” (with Tobias Rommel).
  • “How Extreme Party Entrance Legitimizes Extreme Ideologies: The Case of the German AfD” (with Markus Wagner).
  • “Analyzing Cleavage Structure in Britain After Brexit” (with Roman Senninger).
  • “The Political Effects of Local Economic Investment Policies: Evidence from a Natural Experiment” (with Nils Redeker, Guido Ropers & Moritz Marbach).
  • “Analyzing Hitler’s Style of Speech-Making” (with Judith Spirig).
  • “The Randomness of Issue Ownership Theories: How external shocks drive public perception of party competence.”
  • “Invasive Parties” book project
Dormant Working Papers
Research Projects (funded)
PhD Thesis

Does Protest Matter? Parties’ Rhetorical Reactions to Protesters’ Claims