I am grateful that my recent article in the Swiss Political Science Review receives the 2020 Fritz Thyssen prize for the best article published in the social sciences of the German-speaking world. Some research publishes more easily, most is difficult to publish, and some gets not published at all. This piece was one of the more difficult ones. So I am even more pleased to see it winning a price. Thanks to SPSR for nominating my contribution!
I have written a short paper on the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on institutional trust. You can download the draft here: Political trust during Covid Preprint.
In a recent project, Frank Schimmelfennig and I have analyzed the effect of differentiated integration on citizens’ perceptions of democratic legitimacy in the EU. A summary is now available on the EUROPP blog.
My recent paper on income inequality and European regime evaluations has been accepted at the Journal of Common Market Studies. I argue that income inequality is an influential antecedent cause of regime evaluations in Europe’s multi-level governance system. While rising inequality depresses citizens’ evaluations of national regimes, European regime support benefits. You can also find a preprint on my researchgate site. Replication material is coming soon.
I have received a SNSF Ambizione Grant for my project “Regional inequality and the political geography of EU support”. The grant will allow me to research this topic over the next four years, providing generous funding and the possibility to employ a PhD student.
My recent work with Jana Lipps on estimation strategies for regional public opinions across Europe as been accepted at Political Science Research & Methods. A pre-print and replication material are coming soon.
My recent work with Frank Schimmelfennig on the adverse effects of Eurozone bailouts on democracy has been conditionally accepted at European Union Politics. Online version and replication material will be available soon.
My paper “Politically alienated through low-wage work? Evidence from panel data” has been accepted at Swiss Political Science Review. It uses Swiss household panel data to investigate how low-wage work spells erode citizens’ support for democracy.