My research focuses on the stability and resilience of democracies and the role of political parties in particular. The focus of my research is therefore on populism in international comparison, especially its impact on democratic institutions. In detail, my work revolves around populist parties’ ideology, voters and elites as well as the counter strategies of mainstream parties to the populist challenge. Furthermore, my research examines the development of contemporary democracies with regard to the participation and demands of their citizens as well as the responsiveness of their institutions.
|Topical||Comparative politics, democratic regimes, political parties|