Publications

2016

Historical Polarization and Representation in South American Party Systems.
Historical Polarization and Representation in South American Party Systems.

British Journal of Political Science, December 2016 (published online ahead of print)

The New Cultural Conflict, Polarization, and Representation in the Swiss Party System, 1975–2011.

Swiss Political Science Review 21 (4): 680–701. doi:10.1111/spsr.12180.

2013

2012

The populist right, the working class, and the changing face of class politics.

with Hanspeter Kriesi. In J. Rydgren (Ed.), Class Politics and the Radical Right. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2012, pp. 10-29.

2011

“National Political Conflict and Identity Formation: The Diverse Nature of the Threat from the Extreme Left and the Extreme Populist Right”..

In: Dieter Fuchs and Hans-Dieter Klingemann (eds.), Cultural Diversity, European Identity and the Legitimacy of the EU. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011.

Democratization, Informal Institutions, and the Emergence of Responsive Party Systems in Latin America.

Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, Reykjavik, August 25-27, 2011.

2010

National Dimensions of Political Conflict and the Mobilization of Euroscepticism by the Extreme Populist Left and Right.

Paper presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Washington, DC, September 2-5, 2010.

The new cultural divide and the two-dimensional space in Western Europe.

West European Politics, 33(3), pp. 419–444, 2010.

2009

Cleavage Politics in Old and New Democracies.

Living Reviews in Democracy, Vol. 1, 2009.

The evolution of the French political space and party system.

Co-authored with Romain Lachat. West European Politics, 32(2), 2009, pp. 360-383.

2008

Cultural and Economic Potentials and the Mobilization of Opposition against European Integration by the Extreme Left and the Extreme Populist Right. Implications for the Formation of a European Identity.

Paper presented at the joint congress of the German, Austrian and Swiss Political Science Associations, Osnabrück, November 21-23, 2008.

Social Structure, Collective Identity, and Agency in the Formation of a New Cultural Divide: Why a Right-Wing Populist Party Emerged in France but not in Germany.

Paper prepared for the workshop »Agency and Structure in Cleavage Formation«, 104th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 28-31, 2008.

2007

Social Structure, Collective Identities, and Patterns of Conflict in Party Systems: Conceptualizing the Formation and Perpetuation of Cleavages. Paper prepared for the workshop »Politicising Politico-Cultural Structures: Elite and Mass Perspectives on Cleavages«, ECPR Joint Sessions, Helsinki, May 7-12, 2007.

2006

The Ascendancy of Right-Wing Populist Parties in Western Europe: New Cultural Divides, Denationalization, and the Transformation of Historical Cleavages. Paper prepared for the workshop »Les consequences de la mondialisation sur les comportements politiques«, Annual Conference of the Swiss Association of Political Science, Balsthal, November 2-3, 2006.
Cultural Divides, the Transformation of Historical Cleavages, and the Ascendancy of Right-Wing Populist Parties in Western Europe. Paper presented at the panel »Controversial politics: The extreme right challenge in democratic societies«, 1st ECPR Graduate Conference, Essex, September 7-9, 2006.

2005

Do Right-Wing Populist Parties constitute a European Party Family? A Comparison of their Programmatic Profile and their Positioning in Political Space. Paper presented at the »Jubiläumskongress 50 Jahre SGS«, Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Soziologie, St. Gallen, 5.-7. Oktober 2005.

2004

United in opposition to globalization? An analysis of the programmatic convergence of European right-wing populist parties. Paper presented at the colloquium »Regards croisés sur l'extrémisme politique de droite en Europe aujourd'hui«, organised by the French Political Science Association and by the Swiss Political Science Associations, Paris, September 16-17, 2004.

No year

West European Politics in the Age of Globalization.
West European Politics in the Age of Globalization. Co-authored with Hanspeter Kriesi, Edgar Grande, Romain Lachat, Martin Dolezal, and Tim Frey. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Der Aufstieg der SVP. Acht Kantone im Vergleich.
Der Aufstieg der SVP. Acht Kantone im Vergleich. Co-edited with Hanspeter Kriesi, Peter Selb, Romain Lachat and Marc Helbling. Zürich: NZZ-Verlag, 2005.
Globalization and the transformation of the national political space: six European countries compared.

Co-authored with Hanspeter Kriesi, Edgar Grande, Romain Lachat, Martin Dolezal, and Tim Frey. European Journal of Political Research, 45(6), 2006, pp. 921-956.

France – the model case of party system transformation..

In: Hanspeter Kriesi, Edgar Grande, Romain Lachat, Martin Dolezal, Simon Bornschier, and Tim Frey, West European Politics in the Age of Globalization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008, pp. 77-104.

Stabilität und Wandel von Parteiensystemen und die Konfliktlinie zwischen Öffnung und Abgrenzung: Der theoretische Ansatz..

Co-authored with Marc Helbling. In: Hanspeter Kriesi, Peter Selb, Romain Lachat, Simon Bornschier, Marc Helbling (eds.), Der Aufstieg der SVP. Acht Kantone im Vergleich. Zürich: NZZ-Verlag, 2005, pp. 11-40.

Review of Giuliano Bonoli and Martin Powell (editors, 2004). Social Democratic Party Policies in Contemporary Europe, London: Routledge. Co-authored with Silja Häusermann. In: Swiss Political Science Review, 10(4), 2004, pp. 213-217.
Globalisering en de nationale politieke ruimte.

Co-authored with Timotheos Frey, Hanspeter Kriesi, Romain Lachat, Martin Dolezal, Edgar Grande. De Helling, 2007. (3). pp. 8-13.

The Extreme Right-Wing Populist Challenge and the Transformation of Political Space in Western Europe. Paper presented in the doctoral school of the National Center of Competence in Research: Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century, Aarau (Switzerland), June 6-7, 2008.