Current Articles


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, 1-23.

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.


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.

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

Gold, V. / Rohrdantz, C. / M. El-Assady (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.

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

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.

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).

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

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. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 499- 515.

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.

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 ChildSoldiers, Journal of Development Eff ectiveness, 6 (2), 111-127.

Haer, Roos / Meidert, Nadine (2014): Undisclosed privacy. The eff ect of privacy rights designon response rates, Survey Practice, 7 (2), 1-10.

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

Holzinger, K.; Sommerer, T.; Knill, C. (2014): Is there convergence of national environmental policies? An analysis of policy outputs in 24 OECD countries. In: Jörgens, Helge; Lenschow, Andrea; Lieffering, Ducan (Hrsg.): Understanding Environmental Policy Convergence. The Power of Words, Rules and money. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, S. 39-64.

Holzinger, K. und Sommerer, T. (2014): EU environmental policy: greening the world? In: Falkner, Gerda; Müller, Patrick (Hrsg.): EU Policies in a Global Perspective - Shaping or taking international regimes? London: Routledge, S. 111-129.

Kern, Florian / Vossiek, Janis (2014): Get Organised: The "Do's" Preceding Successful Field Research, European Political Science (EPS), advance online publication, December 12, 2014. Website:

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


Holzinger, K. (2013): Die europäische Union, in: Schmidt, Manfred G.; Wolf, Frieder; Wurster, Stefan (Hrsg.): Studienbuch Politikwissenschaft. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, S. 465-495. Haer, R. et al. (2013): Analyzing the Microfoundations of Human Violence in the DRC - Intrinsic and Extrinsic Rewards and the Prediction of Appetitive Aggression. in: Conflict and Health 7, p. 7-11.

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


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

Holzinger, K. (2012): Inequality in Collective Action Problems, in: Jan Grasnick & Katja Walter (Hrsg.): Politik in Nordamerika und Europa. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, S. 177 - 195.

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

Reinhard, J. (2012): 'Because we are all Europeans!' When Do EU Member States Use Normative Arguments?, in: Journal of European Public Policy (iFirst DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2012.662072).

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

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


Holzinger, K. & Sommerer, T. (2011): The Myth of the Downward Spiral in Environmental Policy Regulation, in: Perspectives on Europe 41,1: 21-27.

Holzinger, K. & Sommerer, T. (2011): "Race to the Bottom" or "Race to Brussels"? Environmental Competition in Europe, in: Journal of Common Market Studies, 49, 315-339.

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

Holzinger, K., Schneider, A. & Zimmermann, K. (2011): Minimizing the losers: Regime Satisfaction in Multi-level Systems, in: Constitutional Political Economy 22,4:303-324.

Holzinger, K., Knill, C. & Sommerer T. (2011): Is There Convergence of National Environmental Policies? An Analysis of Policy Outputs in 24 OECD Countries, in: Environmental Politics, 20: 20-41.

Biesenbender, J. (2011): The Dynamics of Treaty Change: Measuring the Distribution of Power in the European Union? in: European Integration online Papers (EIoP), Vol. 15, Article 5, [Link].

Gold, V. & Haer, R. (2011): The Diffusion of Atrocities: A Spatial Analysis on the Role of Refugees, in: NEPS Working Papers 5/2011. Haer, R., Maedl, A. & Odenwald, M. (2011): Using Micro-Level Data to Map State Failure: The Example of Somalia, in: Civil Wars 13,1: 61-79.

Haer, R., Banholzer, L. & Ertl, V. (2011): Create Compliance and Cohesion - How Rebel Organizations Manage to Survive, in: Small Wars & Insurgencies 22,3: 415-434.

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

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

Haunss, S. (2011): Kollektive Identität, soziale Bewegungen und Szenen, in: Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen 24,4: 41-53.

Haunss, S. & Leifeld, P. (2011): Political Discourse Networks and the Conflict over Software Patents in Europe, in: European Journal of Political Research, published online: 8 Jul 2011 [Link]