Publication list

Refereed articles (SSCI)

“Is proportional representation more favourable to the left? Electoral rules and their impact on elections, parliaments and cabinet formation” (with Philip Manow) British Journal of Political Science, 2017, Vol. 47(1), 149–64 · ·

“Mapping established democracies: Integrated data on parties, elections and cabinets” Electoral Studies, 2016, Vol. 44, 535–543 ·

“Revisiting the left cabinet share: How to measure the partisan profile of governments in welfare state research” (with Hanna Schwander) Journal of European Social Policy, 2015, Vol. 25(2), 175–193 ·

“Ministerial importance and survival in government: Tough at the top?” (with Jonathan Bright and Conor Little) West European Politics, 2015, Vol. 38(3), 441–464 ·

“Who gets into government? Coalition formation in European democracies” (with Johan Hellstrom) West European Politics, 2013, Vol. 36(4), 683–703 · Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize 2013 ·

“The collective action of data collection: A data infrastructure on parties, elections and cabinets” European Union Politics, 2013, Vol. 14(1), 161–178 ·

“Electoral and mechanical causes of divided government in the European Union” (with Philip Manow) Comparative Political Studies, 2008, Vol. 41(10), 1349–1370 ·

“The composition of the College of Commissioners: Patterns of delegation” European Union Politics, 2007, Vol. 8(2), 209–230 ·

Books

“Political representation in Europe: Understanding the party composition of EU institutions” Dissertation Department of Politics and Management, University of Konstanz, 2009

“Ministerial careers and ‘the missing piece’: Introducing and operationalising the ministerial careers framework” (with Jonathan Bright and Conor Little) EUI Working Paper SPS 2012/03, 2012 ·

“Collaborative data collection in political science: A new data infrastructure on parties, elections and governments” EUI Working Paper MWP 2010/21, 2010 ·

“Divided government European style? Electoral and mechanical causes of European Parliament and Council divisions” (with Philip Manow) MPIfG Discussion Paper 06/8, 2006 ·

“The composition of the College of Commissioners: Patterns of delegation” MPIfG Discussion Paper 06/4, 2006 ·

Data sets

“Parliaments and governments database (ParlGov): An infrastructure for data on parties, elections and cabinets” – www.parlgov.org (project leader and programmer since 2006), about 150 citations on Google Scholar, first version 2010 ·

“Party Facts: An online platform about political parties” – www.partyfacts.org (with Sven Regel), first version 2014 ·

“Composition of the College of Commissioners: Data about the College since 1958” (former positions, party affiliation, DGs, etc.), first version 2007 ·

Outreach publications

“How do European democracies compare when it comes to the length of ministerial careers?” (with Jonathan Bright and Conor Little) EUROPP – European Politics and Policy LSE Blog, 2015 ·

“Jean-Claude Juncker’s new European Commission is the most ‚politicised’ in the institution’s history” (with Arndt Wonka), EUROPP – European Politics and Policy LSE Blog, 2014 ·

“Europawahlen 2014: Es kann wieder über Europa diskutiert werden” Impulse aus der Forschung, 2014 (1), 14–15 ·

“Wählen, aber wen? Die Internet-Wahlhilfe Erststimme 2013” (with Lothar Probst) Resonanz: Magazin für Lehre und Studium, 2014 (April), 6–10 ·

“ParlGov: A new data infrastructure in comparative politics” (with Philip Manow) APSA Comparative Politics Newsletter 2013, Vol. 23(1), 17–19 ·

“Wahlregeln und Wohlfahrtsstaaten: Wie erklärt sich ihr Zusammenhang?” (with Philip Manow) ZeS report 2012, Vol. 17(2), 4–9 ·

“Evaluating scripting languages: How Python can help political methodologists” The Political Methodologist: Newsletter of the Political Methodology Section 2008, Vol. 16(1), 8–12 ·

“Europas parteipolitische Zusammensetzung” (with Philip Manow) MPIfG Yearbook 2007/8 ·

Conference papers (selection)

“Institutional constrains on cabinet formation: Veto points and party system dynamics” (with Johan Hellström and Maria-Sophie Thürk) European Political Science Association (EPSA), Brussels, Belgium, 2016

“Political dealignment and the emergence of new parties” 43rd ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, University of Warsaw, Poland, 2015

“Party Facts: A new platform for collaborative data collection on political parties” (with Sven Regel) General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2014.

“Locating party families: Policy positions, issue salience and niche status in comparative perspective” (with Valentin Schröder) 4th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association (EPSA), Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2014.

“Office alternation in parliamentary democracies: Cabinets, parties and prime ministers compared” (with Sebastian Jäckle) European Political Science Association (EPSA), Berlin, Germany, 2012.

“Political representation in Europe: Understanding the party composition of the Council” 3-Länder-Tagung ‘Politische Integration’, University of Basel, Switzerland 2011.