Research

Peer-reviewed publications

2022. “From local champions to global players: A long-term perspective on Swiss companies’ connections across territorial scales.” (with André Mach) Global Networks (online first) [Link] [.pdf] [Supplementary Information] [Data]

2022. “A policy-centred approach to inter-municipal cooperation.” (with Pirmin Bundi) Public Management Review (online first) [Link] [.pdf] [Supplementary Information]

2022. “Participatory processes and their outcomes: Comparing assembly and popular vote decisions.” (with Alice el-Wakil) European Political Science Review 14(3): 441-458 [Link] [.pdf] [Supplementary Information]

2022. “Who supports metropolitan integration? Citizens’ perceptions of city-regional governance in Western Europe.” West European Politics 45(5): 1081-1106 [Link] [.pdf] [Supplementary Information]
→ Winner of the Young Scholar Award 2018 of the European Urban Research Association

2021. “Citizens’ attitudes towards local autonomy and inter-local cooperation: Evidence from Western Europe.” (with Daniel Kübler) Comparative European Politics 19(2): 188-207. [Link] [.pdf] [Supplementary Materials]

2019. “Why voluntary municipal merger projects fail: Evidence from popular votes in Switzerland.” Local Government Studies 45 (5): 654-675. [Link] [.pdf] [Supplementary Materials]

2019. “The importance of input and output legitimacy in democratic governance. Evidence from a population-based survey experiment in four West European countries.” (with Daniel Kübler and Frank Marcinkowski) European Journal of Political Research 58 (2): 488-513. [Link] [.pdf] [Supplementary Materials] [Data]

2018. “Incented voluntary municipal mergers as a two-stage process: Evidence from the Swiss canton of Fribourg.” Urban Affairs Review 54 (2): 267-301. [Link] [.pdf]

Other publications

2021. “Getting rid of their ties: The long-term evolution of elite networks and profiles in the three largest Swiss cities, 1890-2020.” (with Baptiste Antoniazza and André Mach) Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 61: 161-180 [.pdf]

Book review

2019. “Close to home: Local ties and voting radical right in Europe” Swiss Political Science Review 25(2): 195-198. [Link] [.pdf]

Public policy evaluation

2019. “Massnahmen zur Erhaltung und Förderung der rätoromanischen und italienischen Sprache und Kultur im Kanton Graubünden” (Evaluation for the Swiss Federal Office of Culture; with Corsin Bisaz, Emilienne Kobelt, Caroline Rausch, Daniel Kübler, and Andreas GlaserStudienberichte des Zentrums für Demokratie Aarau 16 [Link] [.pdf]

Data

2019. “Democratic governance and citizenship survey” (with Daniel Kübler, Sandra Lavenex, Michael Buess, Rebecca Welge, Thomas Bernauer, Christian Ewert, Tina Freyburg, Steffen Mohrenberg, and Thomas Winzen) distributed by FORS [Link]

Articles under review

“The political economy of territorial consolidation referendums” [Presented at the SVPW Annual Conference 2021, EPSA Annual Conference 2021] [r&r]

“The urban left in power: Comparing ‘municipal socialists’ to the ‘new urban left’.” (with Baptiste Antoniazza and André Mach) [Presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions 2021] [r&r]

“The residential logics of Swiss urban elites (1890-2020): Continuity and change across elite categories.” (with Pierre Benz, Roberto di Capua and André Mach) [Presented at the 2021 Conference of the French Sociological Association and at the SVPW Annual Conference 2022] [under review]

“Populism and the scales of statehood. Localism and populist attitudes in Western Europe.” (with Daniel Kübler and Frank Marcinkowski) [Presented at the ECPR General Conference 2022] [under review]

“The impact of jurisdictional mergers on vote choice” (with Arjan H. Schakel) [Presented at the MPSA Annual Conference 2021] [under review]

“The power of Swiss patrician families: Between decline and persistence (1890-1957).” (with Pierre Benz, Pedro Araujo, Geoffroy Legentilhomme, André Mach, Steven Piguet, and Emilie Widmer) [Presented at EUSN 2022] [under review]

Working papers

“The political consequences of territorial reforms: Voting for populist radical right parties after municipal mergers?” [Presented at the SVPW Annual Conference 2020] [.pdf]

“The rise of the left in Swiss cities, 1980-2020.” (with Sean Mueller) [Presented at the SVPW Annual Conference 2022] [.pdf]

“The effects of territorial reforms on political disaffection” (with Sven Hegewald) [Presented at the ECPR General Conference 2022, the APSA Annual Meeting 2022, and at the DPSA Conference 2022] [.pdf]