Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

2019. “Why Voluntary Municipal Merger Projects Fail: Evidence from Popular Votes in Switzerland.” Accepted for publication in Local Government Studies [.pdf]

2018. “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 (early view). [Link] [.pdf] [Supplementary Materials] [Data]

2018. “Incented Voluntary Municipal Mergers as a Two-Stage Process: Evidence from the Swiss Canton of Friboug.” Urban Affairs Review 54 (2): 267-301.  [Link] [.pdf]

Book Review

2019. “Close to Home: Local Ties and Voting Radical Right in Europe” Swiss Political Science Review (early view). [Link] [.pdf]

Working Papers

“Who Supports Metropolitan Reform? Citizens’ Attitudes in Four West European Countries.” [Presented at EURA Conference 2018 (Winner of the Young Scholar Award)] [.pdf]

“Populism and the Scales of Statehood in Western Europe.” (with Daniel Kübler and Frank Marcinkowski)

“Do Policy Attributes Matter? A Policy-Centred Approach to European Integration” (with Pirmin Bundi) [Presented at EPSA Annual Conference 2017, ECPR General Conference 2017] [.pdf]

“A Policy-Centred Analysis of Intermunicipal Cooperation” (with Pirmin Bundi)

“The Impact of the November 2015 Terrorist Attacks in Paris on Public Opinion: A  Natural Experiment.” (with Marco Steenbergen) [Presented at MPSA Annual Meeting 2017]  [.pdf]