Publications

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  • Peer-reviewed
    1. Is the Left-Right Scale a Valid Measure of Ideology? Individual-Level Variation in Associations with ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ and Left-Right Self-Placement. (with Pablo Barbera, Kathrin Ackermann and Aaron Venetz) Political Behavior. 2016. [Reproduction Files; PDF; Readcube]
    2. Personality Traits and the Propensity to Trust Friends and Strangers. The Social Science Journal. (with Markus Freitag). 2016. [PDF]
    3. Negative experiences and trust: A causal analysis of the effects of victimization on generalized trust. European Sociological Review, 31 (4), pp 397-417, 2015. [Reproduction Files; PDF]
    4. Direct democracy and political trust: Enhancing trust, initiating distrust or both?. Swiss Political Science Review, 20 (1), pp 49-69, 2014. (with Matthias Fatke) [PDF]
    5. Political Depolarization in German Public Opinion, 1980-2010. Political Science Research and Methods, 1 (1), pp 67-89, 2013. (with Simon Munzert) [Reproduction Files; PDF]
    6. Testing for Measurement Equivalence in Surveys: Dimensions of Social Trust across Cultural Contexts. Public Opinion Quarterly, 77 (S1), pp 24-44, 2013. (with Markus Freitag) [Reproduction Files; PDF]


  • Bookchapter & Dissertation
    1. Measuring Trust. 2017 in “Oxford Handbook on Social and Political Trust”. Edited by Eric M. Uslaner (with Markus Freitag) [PDF; SSRN]
    2. Political Trust in Switzerland: Again a special case?. Forthcoming in “Identities, Trust, and Cohesion in Federal Countries: Perspectives from Public Opinion” edited by John Kincaid and Jack Jedwab, McGill-Queen’s University Press. (with Markus Freitag and Pascal Sciarini)
    3. Was uns zusammenhaelt: Zwischenmenschliches Vertrauen als soziales Kapital in der Schweiz. In: Markus Freitag (ed.). Das soziale Kapital der Schweiz. Zuerich: Verlag Neue Zuercher Zeitung, 2014. (with Markus Freitag)
    4. Dissertation: Three Essays on the Concept of Trust and its Foundations. [PDF]