Welcome! I am a comparative political scientist with a background in international and European politics and a keen interest in applied methodology. I work as a Professor (Ordinaria) of Comparative Politics in the School of Economics and Political Science (SEPS) [»] at the University of St Gallen [»], Switzerland.

My research focuses on democracy promotion and the impact of transgovernmental networks on democratization processes but also the democratic quality of these networks themselves. I am member of the Leibniz-funded [»] research network "External Democracy Promotion" [»].

Main research areas 

Democracy and democracy promotion * EU external
relations * Globalization and interdependence *
Transgovernmentalism * International socialization.

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