Research

Peer-Reviewed Publications

2021. “Who Supports Metropolitan Integration? Citizens’ Perceptions of City-Regional Governance in Western Europe.” West European Politics [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 Friboug.” 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]

Working Papers

“Consensus and Disagreement in Local Democracy: Assembly versus Popular Vote Decisions in Swiss Municipalities” (with Alice el-Wakil) [Presented at the ECPR General Conference 2021] [under review]

“The Political Economy of Sovereignty Referendums” [Presented at the SPSA Annual Conference 2021, EPSA Annual Conference 2021] [under review]

“The Political Consequences of Territorial Reforms: Voting for Populist Radical Right Parties after Municipal Mergers?” [Presented at the SPSA Annual Conference 2020] [under review]

“A Policy-Centred Analysis of Intermunicipal Cooperation” (with Pirmin Bundi) [Presented at the SPSA Annual Conference 2019, MPSA Annual Conference 2021] [r&r]

“From Local Champions to Global Players: A Long-Term Perspective on Swiss Companies’ Connections Across Territorial Scales” (with André Mach) [Presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Advancement of Socio-Economics 2021, 5th European Conference on Social Networks 2021] [.pdf]

“Territorial Reforms and Voting against the Government: Evidence from the Norwegian Local Government Reform” (with Arjan H. Schakel) [Presented at the MPSA Annual Conference 2021] [.pdf]

“From Counter-Elite to Hegemon: The Access to Power of Left-Wing Politicians in Three Major Swiss Cities in a Long-Term Perspective” (with Baptiste Antoniazza and André Mach) [Presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions 2021] [.pdf]