Work in Progress

This page contains material that is still work-in-progress or in the peer-review process of social science journals.

You can access some of my papers in full-text via the Social Science Research Network (marked by **)

Last update 04 December 2017

Working Papers (somewhere between good set of ideas to submitted material)


  • **Under Pressure: How Politicians Talk about Welfare State Reforms in Three Affluent Democracies, with Rune Karlsen and Staffan Kumlin (Institute for Social Research Oslo and University of Oslo)
  • **How do Voters React to Framing in the area of Welfare State Pressures, with Rune Karlsen and Staffan Kumlin (Institute for Social Research Oslo and University of Oslo), R & R British Journal of Political Science
  • What is Fair? Fairness Perceptions of Public Kindergarten Fees in a Rich German Border Town, with Marius R. Busemeyer (University of Konstanz), available as a working paper 2017/12 of the DFG Graduate School of Decision Sciences Konstanz, R & R Journal of Public Policy
  • **Blind Retrospection, Football and the Bundestag Election 2013 (in German, with Florian Rabuza, University of Duisburg-Essen, and Robin Arens, University of Konstanz/Essex University)
  • **Who would Vote for the Alternative für Deutschland? A Panel Data Analysis (with Dennis Spies, University of Cologne, and Staffan Kumlin)
  • **The Organisation of Elections in Cities and the Countryside: an Expert Survey of Election Organisers in North-Rhine-Westphalia (with Evelyn Funk, University of Duisburg-Essen)
  • **Health and Political Activity (with Hayfat Hamidou, University of Duisburg-Essen)
  • The ‘Most German’ Voters? A Focus Group Analysis of Identities, Political Issues and Allegiances to the Right among Ethnic Germans from the Soviet Union before the 2017 Bundestag Election, available at ResearchGate (with Sabrina J. Mayer, University of Duisburg-Essen, and Dennis Spies, University of Cologne), R & R Ethnic and Migration Studies
  • **The Private Costs of Voting: an Experimental Study (with Florian Rabuza, University of Duisburg-Essen)
  • Comparative Research Designs in the Social Sciences (with Claudius Wagemann and Markus Siewert, Goethe University Frankfurt)
  • The Analysis of Large-N-Studies in Political Science (in German, with Anne-Kathrin Fischer, destined for the Handbuch für Methoden der Politikwissenschaft)

Working Papers in Preparation (once they are fit for sharing, they go on the SSRN)

  • **Gender and welfare state attitudes: Studying Danish siblings (with Mads Meier Jaeger, University of Copenhagen)
  • **Who is Allowed Not to Vote? Deservingness, Moral Karma and the Social Construction of the Voting Norm (with Florian Rabuza)
  • Conflictive Demands on the Welfare State in Changing Times: Group-based Differences in Attitudes in Advanced Industrial Democracies between 1985-2006
  • **Overcoming Theoretical Divisions in Risk Analysis: Expanding the Idea of Integration in the Social Amplification of Risk Framework (with Ruben Langer, Anne-Kathrin Fischer, Björn Fischbach, University of Duisburg-Essen)

Book Projects

  • Handbuch Methoden der Politikwissenschaft (edited volume with Claudius Wagemann and Markus Siewert, Goethe University Framkfurt, under contract with Springer VS)
  • Communicating under Pressure: Communication, Public Opinion and the Welfare State in Europe (Book project with Staffan Kumlin, University of Oslo / Institute for Social Research Oslo)
  • Germany’s New Voters: Migrant Voters at the 2017 Bundestag Elections (book project in German with Sabrina J. Mayer and Dennis Spies)
  • Solidarity and Conflict: Intergenerational relationships and welfare state attitudes in Germany from a comparative perspective (book project)