Welcome! I am a political scientist interested in unravelling some of the most important challenges for democracy in a globalizing and digitalizing world.

I work as Professor of Comparative Politics at the School of Economics and Political Science [»] at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) [»], where I also serve as the Academic Director of the MA programme "International Affairs & Governance" [»] and co-direct the Institute of Political Science [»]. I am member of the research network "External Democracy Promotion" [»].

My research programme is located at the interface of Comparative, International and European Politics. Ongoing projects evolve around three main topics:



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