Publications

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Articles

2020. “Managing the Rise of the Digital State: Implementation of a Digital Curriculum on the LocalLevel of Government”, Accepted for publication at the Yearbook of Swiss Administrative Sciences, with Tereza Cahlikova

2020. “Economic Hardship and Social Capital in Europe. A Comparative Analysis of 27 Democracies”, European Journal of Political Research 59(2): 290-311, with Markus Freitag. [Link] [Paper]

2020. “Policy Evaluation in Parliament: Interest Groups as Catalysts?”, International Review of Administrative Sciences 86(1): 98-114, with Frédéric Varone and Roy Gava. [Paper] [Link]

2018. “Self-Selection and Misreporting in Legislative Surveys”, Political Science Research and Methods 6(4): 771-789, with Frédéric Varone, Roy Gava and Thomas Widmer. [Link] [Paper]

2018. “Parliamentarians’ Strategies for Policy Evaluations”,  Evaluation and Program Planning 69(3): 130-138. [Link] [Paper]

2018. “Varieties of Accountability. How Attributes of Policy Fields Shape Parliamentary Oversight”, Governance 31(1): 163-183. [Link] [Paper]

2017. “Between Occupation and Politics. Legislative Professionalization in the Swiss Cantons”, Swiss Political Science Review 27(1): 1-20, with Daniela Eberli and Sarah Bütikofer. [Link] [Paper]

2016. “What Do We Know About the Demand for Evaluation? Insights from the Parliamentary Arena”, American Journal of Evaluation 37(4): 522-541. [Link] [Paper]

–> Winner of the 2016 Young Scholar Award of the German Evaluation Society

2016. “Forschung über Evaluation in der Schweiz: Stand und Aussichten”, LeGes – Gesetzgebung und Evaluation 27(3), with Thomas Widmer et al. [Link] [Paper]

Books

2019. “Milizarbeit in der Schweiz”, Zürich: NZZ Libro, with Markus Freitag and Martina Flick Witzig. [Link]

Book Chapters

2019. “La professionnalisation dans les parlements cantonaux”, in: Andrea Pilotti and Oscar Mazzoleni (eds.). Milice et professionnalisation. Neuchâtel: Editions Alphil, with Daniela Eberli and Sarah Bütikofer.

2018. “Zwischen Beruf und Politik: Die Professionalisierung in den Parlamenten”, in: Adrian Vatter (ed.). Das Parlament in der Schweiz – Macht und Ohnmacht der Volksvertretungen. Zürich: NZZ Libro, with Daniela Eberli and Sarah Bütikofer. [Link]

2018. “La professionalizzazione dei parlamenti cantonali”, in: Andrea Pilotti and Oscar Mazzoleni (eds.). Milizia e professionismo nella politica svizzera. Locarno: Armando Dadò editore: 75-102, with Daniela Eberli and Sarah Bütikofer.

2017. “Parlament und Evaluation: Guts Meets Brain”, in: in Fritz Sager, Thomas Widmer and Andreas Balthasar (ed.): Evaluation im politischen System der Schweiz – Entwicklung, Bedeutung und Wechselwirkungen. Zürich: NZZ Libro, with Daniela Eberli. [Link]

Working Papers

“Does Evaluation Quality Enhance Evaluation Use?”, with Kathrin Frey and Thomas Widmer.

“The Regulatory State and Differentiated European Integration”, with Michael A.Strebel.

“Policy Learning, Salience, and Polarization: Analyzing Political Uses of Evidence in Policy-Making”, with Philipp Trein.

“Citizens and Evaluation. A Systematic Review”, with Valérie Pattyn.

“Attitudes towards Immigrants, Immigration Policies and Political Trust”, with Sophie Ruprecht.

“A Policy-Centred Approach to Inter-Municipal Cooperation”, with Michael A. Strebel.

“The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing? Policy Preferences and Party Switching in Parliaments”, with ElisaVolpi and Laura Gatto.

“Are poor people less likely to run for parliament?”, with Reto Wüest.

“How Immigration Policies Shape Attitudes towards Migrants’ Voting Rights”

“The Health Whisperers: The Role of Scientific Advisory Boards during the COVID-19 Crisis”, with Tereza Cahlikova and Moulay Lablih.

“Rebel With a Cause: Personality Traits, Constituency Work and Party Congruence”, with Frédéric Varone.

“Personality and Ideological Positions of Political Candidates”, with Kathrin Ackermann.