Research interests:

  • Political economy
  • Policy analysis
  • Welfare state and social policy
  • Delegation and non-majoritarian agencies
  • Modern theories of justice and democracy
  • Empirical study of democracy
  • Democratic innovations


Professional associations and research networks

Sektion Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte in der DVPW

ECPR Standing Group on Democratic Innovations

Research Center for Interdisciplinary Public Policy (IPP)

Centre of Conflict Resolution


Current research projects

"Anxieties of Democracy in Europe and North America", funded by DFG 2016-2020 (with Thomas Saalfeld and Armin Schäfer), for more information, visit