Research

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

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]

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]

“The Rejection of Municipal Mergers in Local Referenda. An Analysis of Merger Decisions  in Three Swiss Cantons.” [Presented at SPSA Annual Congress 2018] [under review]

“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]

“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]

“Citizen-Elite Congruence? Attitudes Towards Local Governance Reforms in Switzerland and Germany.” (with Oliver Dlabac) [Presented at SPSA Annual Congress 2017] [.pdf]

“Congruence or Compensation? How Support for Subnational Democracy is Linked to Support for Metropolitan Integration.” [Presented at IPSA World Congress 2016] [.pdf]

“A Policy-Centred Analysis of Intergovernmental Cooperation: Swiss Concordats in Public Debates.” (with Christian Ewert) [Presented at APSA Annual Meeting 2015] [.pdf]