Current Articles


Holzinger, Katharina; Biesenbender, Jan (2019): The Evolution of Legislative Power-Sharing in the EU Multilevel System, In: Configurations, Dynamics and Mechanisms of Multilevel Governance / Behnke, Nathalie, Broschek, Jörg; Sonnicksen, Jared (Hrsg.). - Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. [link]

Holzinger, Katharina (2019): Wie deliberativ war die Schlichtung zu "Stuttgart 21"?: Sprachliche Analyse politischer Kommunikation, Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaft: Jahrbuch 2018, Heidelberg : Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2019. [link]

Baldwin, Kate; Holzinger Katharina (2019): Traditional Political Institutions and Democracy: Reassessing Their Compatibility and Accountability, Comparative Political Studies; 2019. [link]

Holzinger, K., & Tosun, J. (2019). Why differentiated integration is such a common practice in Europe: A rational explanation. Journal of Theoretical Politics, 31(4), 642–659. [link]

Beiser‐McGrath, Janina (2019). "Targeting the Motivated? Ethnicity and the Pre‐emptive Use of Government Repression." Swiss Political Science Review (2019). [link]

Koos, Carlo; De Juan, Alexander (2019): The histrocial roos of cooperative behaviour - Evidence from eastern Congo, World Development vol. 116, pp. 100-112. [link]

Koos, C., & Neupert-Wentz, C. (2019). Polygynous Neighbors, Excess Men, and Intergroup Conflict in Rural Africa. Journal of Conflict Resolution (2019). [link]

Malang, Thomas, Laurence Brandenberger and Philip Leifeld (2019): Networks and Social Influence in European Legislative Politics, British Journal of Political Science 49(4), 1475-1498. [link]

Malang, Thomas (2019): Why National Parliamentarians Join International Organizations, The Review of International Organizations 14(3), 407-430. [link]


Koos, Carlo (2018). Decay or Resilience? The Long-Term Social Consequences of Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Sierra Leone. World Politics, 70(2), 194-238.

Holzinger, Katharina; Haer, Roos; Bayer, Axel; Behr, Daniela; Neupert-Wentz, Clara (2018). The Constitutionalization of Indigenous Group Rights, Traditional Political Institutions, and Customary Law. Comparative Political Studies, online first,

Malang, Thomas (2018 online): Why national parliamentarians join International Organizations, The Review of International Organizations. [link]

Osei, Anja and Thomas Malang (2018): Party, Ethnicity, or Region? Determinants of Informal Political Exchange in the Parliament of Ghana, Party Politics 24(4), pp. 410-421. [link]


Koos, Carlo (2017). A Taste for Rebellion: Which Grievances Make People Support Violence against the State? Survey Evidence from the Niger Delta. International Interactions, 44(3), 437-462.

Malang, Thomas; Brandenberger, Laurence; Leifeld, Philip (2017). Networks and Social Influence in European Legislative Politics. British Journal of Political Science, 1-24. 

Dörfler, Thomas; Holzinger, Katharina; Biesenbender, Jan (2017). Constitutional Dynamics in the European Union : Success, Failure, and Stability of Institutional Treaty Revisions. International Journal of Public Administration, 40(14), 1237-1249.

Duttle, Thomas; Holzinger, Katharina; Malang, Thomas; Schäubli, Thomas; Schimmelfennig, Frank; Winzen, Thomas (2017). Opting out from European Union legislation : the differentiation of secondary law. Journal of European Public Policy, 24(3), 406-428.

El-Assady, Mennatallah; Hautli-Janisz, Annette; Gold, Valentin; Butt, Miriam; Holzinger, Katharina; Keim, Daniel (2017). Interactive Visual Analysis of Transcribed Multi-Party Discourse. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics : System Demonstrations, 49-54.

Gold, Valentin; El-Assady, Mennatallah; Hautli-Janisz, Annette; Bögel, Tina; Rohrdantz, Christian; Butt, Miriam; Holzinger, Katharina; Keim, Daniel (2017). Visual Linguistic Analysis of Political Discussions: Measuring Deliberative Quality. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 32(1), 141-158.

Haer, Roos (2017). The Study of child soldiering: issues and consequences for DDR implementation. Third World Quarterly, 38(2), 450-466.

Haer, Roos; Hermenau, Katharina; Elbert, Thomas; Moron, James; Hecker, Tobias (2017). The role of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards in committing violence during combat: A cross-sectional study with former combatants in the DR Congo. Aggressive Behavior, 43(3), 241-250.

Koos, Carlo (2017). Sexual violence in armed conflicts: Research progress and remaining gaps. Third World Quarterly, 38(9), 1935-1951.

Malang, Thomas (2017). Better = Faster? Explaining Citizens’ Desired Speed of European Integration. Journal of European Integration, 39(1), 17-31.


Duttle, Thomas; Holzinger, Katharina; Malang, Thomas; Schäubli, Thomas; Schimmelfennig, Frank; Winzen, Thomas (2016). Opting out from European Union legislation: the differentiation of secondary law. Journal of European Public Policy, 24(3), 406-428.

Holzinger, Katharina; Kern, Florian G.; Kromrey, Daniela (2016). The Dualism of Contemporary Traditional Governance and the State: Institutional Setups and Political Consequences. Political Research Quarterly, 69(3), 469-481.

Broadbent, Jeffrey; Sonnett, John; Malang, Thomas; Satoh, Keiichiet al. (2016). Conflicting Climate Change Frames in a Global Field of Media Discourse. Socius, 2, 1-17.

Meidert, Nadine; Meidert, Mortiz; Haer, Roos (2016). "Die Umfrage ist anonym..." Zur Formulierung vor Datenschutzhinweise in wissenschaftlichen Onlineumfragen. Soziologie, 45(4), 448-460.

Gold, Valentin; Hautli-Janisz, Annette; Holzinger, Katharina; El-Assady,Mennatallah (2016). VisArgue: Analysis and Visualization of Deliberative Political Communication. Political Communication Report, 26, 1-2.

Duttle, Thomas (2016). Differentiated Integration at the EU Member State Level : An Empirical Comparison of European Integration Theories. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Gold, Valentin; Hautli-Janisz, Annette; Holzinger, Katharina (2016). VisArgue : Analyse von politischen Verhandlungen. Zeitschrift für Konfliktmanagement, 19 (3), 98-99.

Koos, Carlo (2016): Does violence pay? The effect of ethnic rebellion on overcoming political deprivation. Conflict Management and Peace Science, 33(1), 3-24.

Koos, Carlo; Pierskalla, Jan (2016). The effects of oil production and ethnic representation on violent conflict in nigeria: A mixed-methods approach. Terrorism and Political Violence, 28(5), 888-911.

Malang, Thomas (2016). Die politische Dimension von Popmusik: Theoretische Zugänge, empirische Befunde und Potenzial der politikwissenschaftlichen Analyse. Zeitschrift Für Politikwissenschaft, 26(2), 229-240.

Haer, Roos (2016). Trafficking in Persons: The Use of Children in Armed Conflict. In Andrea J. Nichols & Erin Heil (Eds.),Broadening the Scope of Human Trafficking (pp. 59-73). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Haer, Roos; Böhmelt, Tobias (2016). Child soldiers as time bombs? Adolescents’ participation in rebel groups and the recurrence of armed conflict. European Journal of International Relations, 22(2), 408-436.

Haer, Roos; Böhmelt, Tobias (2016). The impact of child soldiers on rebel groups’ fighting capacities. Conflict Management and Peace Science, 33(2), 153-173.

Osei, Anja (2016). Formal party organisation and informal relations in African parties: Evidence from Ghana. Journal of Modern African Studies, 54(1), 37-66.

Osei, Anja; Malang, Thomas (2016). Party, ethnicity, or region? Determinants of informal political exchange in the parliament of Ghana. Party Politics.


Behr, Daniela; Haer, Roos; Kromrey, Daniela (2015). What is a Chief without Land? Impact of Land Reforms on Power Structures in Namibia. Regional & Federal Studies, 25(5), 455-472. Link

Schulz, Nicolai (2015). Dangerous Demographics? The Effect of Urbanisation and Metropolisation on African Civil Wars. 1961–2010, Civil Wars, 17(3), 291-317. Link

Gold, Valentin; Rohrdantz, Christian; El-Assady, Mennatallah (2015). Exploratory Text Analysis using Lexical Episode Plots. Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) - Short Papers (E. Bertini, J. Kennedy, and E. Puppo, eds.), The Eurographics Association. Link

Haer, Roos; Banholzer, Lilli (2015). The Creation of Committed Combatants. Small Wars & Insurgencies, 26(1), 25-48. Link

Haer, Roos; Hecker, Tobias; Maedl, Anna (2015). Former Combatants on Sexual Violence during Warfare; a Comparative Study of the Perspectives of Perpetrators, Victims, and Witnesses. Human Rights Quarterly, 37(3), 609-628. Link

Haer, Roos; Hecker, Tobias (2015). Drugs boosting conflict? A micro-level test of the linkage between substance use and violence. Terrorism and Political Violence, 27(2), 205-224. Link

Holzinger, Katharina; Schimmelfennig, Frank (2015). Eurokrise und differenzierte Integration. PVS Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 56(3), 457-478. Link

Holzinger, Katharina; Schmidt, Susanne K. (2015). From the Positive to the Regulatory State. A Transformation in the Machinery of Governance? In Leibfried, Stephan et al. (Hrsg.), The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State (pp. 499-515). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Link

Kromrey, Daniela; Welz, Martin (2015). Legacies of the Past: The Influence of Former Freedom Fighters and Their Rhetoric in Southern Africa. Politikon, 42 (2), 255-273. Link

Munisi, Kelvin (2015). The Paradox of Outsourcing: The Case of the University of Dar es Salaam. The African Review: A Journal of Politics, Development and International Affairs, 42(1), 100-126.


Banholzer, Lilli; Haer, Roos (2014). Group's Attachment and the Successful Reintegration of Child Soldiers. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 6(2), 111-127.

Haer, Roos; Meidert, Nadine (2014). Undisclosed privacy. The effect of privacy rights designon response rates. Survey Practice, 72), 1-10. Link

Holzinger, Katharina.; Reinhard, Janine; Biesenbender, Jan (2014). Do arguments matter? Argumentation and negotiation success at the 1997 Amsterdam Intergovernmental Conference. European Political Science Review, 6(2), 283-307. Link

Holzinger, Katharina; Sommerer, Thomas; Knill, Christoph (2014). Is there convergence of national environmental policies? An analysis of policy outputs in 24 OECD countries. In H. Jörgens, A. Lenschow, & D. Lieffering (Hrsg.), Understanding Environmental Policy Convergence. The Power of Words, Rules and money (pp.39-64). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Holzinger, Katharina; Sommerer, Thomas (2014). EU environmental policy: greening the world? In G. Falkner, & P. Müller (Hrsg.), EU Policies in a Global Perspective - Shaping or taking international regimes? (pp. 111-129). London: Routledge.

Kern, Florian; Vossiek, Janis (2014). Get Organised: The "Do's" Preceding Successful Field Research. European Political Science (EPS), 14(2014), 137-148. Link

Osei, Anja (2014). From Conflict to Consensus? Elite Integration and Democracy in Ghana. Comparative Sociology, 13 (4), 503-530.


Holzinger, Katharina (2013). Die Europäische Union. In M. G. Schmidt, F. Wolf, & S. Wurster (Hrsg.), Studienbuch Politikwissenschaft (pp.465-495). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. Link

Haer, Roos et al. (2013). Analyzing the Microfoundations of Human Violence in the DRC - Intrinsic and Extrinsic Rewards and the Prediction of Appetitive Aggression. Conflict and Health, 7, 7-11. Link

Schneider, Volker; Leifeld, Philip; & Malang, Thomas (2013). Coping with creeping catastrophes: national political systems and the challenge of slow-moving policy problems. In B. Siebenhüner et al. (eds.), Longterm governance for social-ecological change (pp. 221-238). London: Routledge.


Haer, Roos (2012). The Organization of Political Violence by Insurgencies. Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, 18(3), 1-11. Link

Holzinger, Katharina (2012). Inequality in Collective Action Problems. In J. Grasnick & K. Walter (Hrsg.), Politik in Nordamerika und Europa (pp. 177-195). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. Link

Holzinger, Katharina; Sommerer, Thomas (2012). Was verursacht die Aufwärtsspirale in der Umweltpolitik? Der Einfluss internationaler Harmonisierung auf nationale Umweltstandards. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 41(1), 53-72.

Reinhard, Janine (2012). 'Because we are all Europeans!' When Do EU Member States Use Normative Arguments? Journal of European Public Policy, 19(9), 1336-1356. Link

Haer, Roos; Becher, Inna (2012). A methodological note on quantitative field research in conflict zones: get your hands dirty. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 15(1), 1-13. Link

Holzinger, Katharina; Schimmelfennig, Frank (2012). Differentiated Integration in the European Union: Many Concepts, Sparse Theory, Few Data. Journal of European Public Policy, 19(2), 292-305. Link


Holzinger, Katharina; Sommerer, Thomas (2011). The Myth of the Downward Spiral in Environmental Policy Regulation. Perspectives on Europe, 41(1), 21-27. Link

Holzinger, Katharina; Sommerer, Thomas (2011). "Race to the Bottom" or "Race to Brussels"? Environmental Competition in Europe. Journal of Common Market Studies, 49(2), 315-339. Link

Holzinger, Katharina (2011). Environmental Policy in the Joint-Decision Trap? The Critical Balance between "Market Making" and "Market correcting". In G. Falkner (Hrsg.), The EU's Decision Trap - Comparing Policies (pp. 110-127). New York: Oxford University Press.

Holzinger, Katharina; Schneider, Andrea; Zimmermann, Klaus (2011). Minimizing the losers: Regime Satisfaction in Multi-level Systems. Constitutional Political Economy, 22(4), 303-324. Link

Holzinger, Katharina; Knill, Christoph; Sommerer Thomas (2011). Is There Convergence of National Environmental Policies? An Analysis of Policy Outputs in 24 OECD Countries. Environmental Politics, 20(1), 20-41. Link

Biesenbender, Jan (2011). The Dynamics of Treaty Change: Measuring the Distribution of Power in the European Union? European Integration Online Papers (EIoP), 15(5). Link

Gold, Valentin; Haer, Roos (2011). The Diffusion of Atrocities: A Spatial Analysis on the Role of Refugees. NEPS Working Papers 5/2011. Link

Haer, Roos; Maedl, Anna; Odenwald, Michael (2011). Using Micro-Level Data to Map State Failure: The Example of Somalia. Civil Wars, 13(1), 61-79. Link

Haer, Roos; Banholzer, Lilli; Ertl, Verena (2011). Create Compliance and Cohesion - How Rebel Organizations Manage to Survive. Small Wars & Insurgencies, 22(3), 415-434. Link

Haer, Roos (2011). Commitment among Fighters: A Research Note. Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy 17(1), 1-6. Link

Haunss, Sebastian (2011). The Politicisation of Intellectual Property: IP Conflicts and Social Change. WIPO Journal, 3(1), 129-138. Link

Haunss, Sebastian (2011). Kollektive Identität, soziale Bewegungen und Szenen. Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen, 24(4), 41-53. Link

Haunss, Sebastian; Leifeld, Philip (2011). Political Discourse Networks and the Conflict over Software Patents in Europe. European Journal of Political Research, 51(3), 382-409. Link