Publications

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Articles

2022. « Evaluation Use and Learning in Public Policy », conditionally accepted for publication in Policy Sciences, with Philipp Trein.

2022. « A Policy-Centred Approach to Inter-Municipal Cooperation », accepted for publication in the Public Management Review, with Michael A. Strebel.

2022. « Trust, but Verify? Understanding Citizen Attitudes Towards Evidence-Informed Policy Making », accepted for publication in Public Administration, with Valérie Pattyn.

2022. « Citizens and Evaluation. A Systematic Review of Evaluation Models », accepted for publication in the American Journal of Evaluation, with Valérie Pattyn.

2021. « Does Evaluation Quality Enhance Evaluation Use? », Evidence & Policy 17(4): 661-687, with Kathrin Frey and Thomas Widmer.

2020. « Managing the Rise of the Digital State: Implementation of Digital Education by Local Government », Yearbook of Swiss Administrative Sciences 11(1): 145–157, 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.

2020. « Policy Evaluation in Parliament: Interest Groups as Catalysts? », International Review of Administrative Sciences 86(1): 98-114, with Frédéric Varone and Roy Gava.

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.

2018. « Parliamentarians’ Strategies for Policy Evaluations »,  Evaluation and Program Planning 69(3): 130-138.

2018. « Varieties of Accountability. How Attributes of Policy Fields Shape Parliamentary Oversight », Governance 31(1): 163-183.

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.

2016. « What Do We Know About the Demand for Evaluation? Insights from the Parliamentary Arena », American Journal of Evaluation 37(4): 522-541.

–> 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.

Books

2019. « Milizarbeit in der Schweiz« , Zürich: NZZ Libro, with Markus Freitag and Martina Flick Witzig.

Book Chapters & Reviews

2021. « Changing bureaucracies: Adapting to uncertainty, and how evaluation can help », International Review of Public Administration.

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

« How Emotions Shape Policy Learning in Parliament », with Moulay Lablih (University of Lausanne) and Lea Portmann (University of Lucerne).

« Evaluation Use and Learning in Public Policy », with Philipp Trein (University of Lausanne).

« Political Culture(s) Under Threat? The Impact of Language on Political Values and Attitudes », with Sean Mueller (University of Lausanne).

« Do Personality Traits Increase Political Representation? », with Frédéric Varone (University of Geneva), Peter Loewen (University of Toronto) and Christian Breunig (University of Konstanz).

« Explaining Politicization in the Public Administration »

« Issue Polarization and Complexity: An Analytical Framework for Comparative Public Policy, with Frédéric Varone (University of Geneva).

« Are Poor People Less Likely to Run for Parliament? », with Reto Wüest (University of Bergen)

« Do representatives know the policy priorities and positions of their party voters? Sobering evidence from Switzerland and Belgium », with Frédéric Varone (University of Geneva), Julie Sevenans and Stefaan Walgrave (University of Antwerp).

« The Health Whisperers: The Role of Scientific Advisory Boards during the COVID-19 Crisis », withTereza Cahlikova and Moulay Lablih (University of Lausanne).