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Another article that I have written with Patrick Emmenegger, “Majority Protection. The Origins of Proportional Representation”, has been accepted at Electoral Studies. Below is the abstract:

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One of the articles I have written with Patrick Emmenegger, “The Partisan Composition of Cantonal Governments in Switzerland, 1848-2017. A new Dataset”, has been accepted at the Swiss Political Science Review. Below is the abstract:

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My article, “Taking the Initiative. Direct Democracy, Coalition Governments, and Welfare State Expansion”, has been accepted at the Journal of European Social Policy. Below is the abstract:

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Another article, “A Race to the Middle. The Politics of Interstate Cost Distribution and Welfare State Expansion”, has been accepted at the Journal of Politics. Below is the abstract:

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Publications

More Publications

Majority Protection. The Origins of Distorted Proportional Representation [with Patrick Emmenegger], Electoral Studies, 2019

A Race to the Middle. The Politics of Interstate Cost Distribution and Welfare State Expansion, The Journal of Politics, 2019

The Partisan Composition of Cantonal Governments in Switzerland, 1848-2017. A new Dataset [with Patrick Emmenegger], Swiss Political Science Review, 2018

Taking the Initiative! Direct Democracy, Coalition Governments, and Welfare State Expansion, Journal of European Social Policy, 2018

Measuring the Impacts of Colonialism: A New Data Set for the Countries of Africa and Asia, Journal of World-Systems Research [with Patrick Ziltener and Daniel Kuenzler], 2017

Working Papers

Beyond the Neolithic Revolution. Endogenous Political Development, External Domination and the Formation of Pre-Colonial and Colonial States, 2018

The Social Origins of Christian Democracy. Rural-Urban Migration and the Rise of the Catholic Workers’ Movement, 2018

Interest Mediation or Front Line? Socialist Electoral Mobilization and the Growth of the Catholic Workers’ Movement, 2018

Intra-Elite Competition and the Origins of Direct Taxation [with Patrick Emmenegger and Lucas Leemann], 2018

A Disproportional Threat. Redistricting as an Alternative to Proportional Representation [with Patrick Emmenegger], 2018

When Dominant Parties Adopt PR. The Mysterious Case of Belgium [With Patrick Emmenegger], 2018

A Socialist Threat? Radical Party Entry and the Formation of Electoral Alliances in Majoritarian Systems, 2018

Teaching

I teach the following courses in the International Affairs program at the University of St. Gallen:

2019

  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods, Lecture for BA Students, University of St. Gallen (Spring Term)

2018

  • The Politics of Electoral Systems: Political Conflict and Representation, Seminar for MA Students, University of St. Gallen (Spring Term); Syllabus

2017

  • Causal Arguments and Analysis: Guest lecture invited by Prof. Patrick Emmenegger, University of St. Gallen (Spring Term)

2013-2016 (Teaching Assistant at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)

  • Qualitative Methods (Prof. James Davis/Prof. Klaus Dingwerth)
  • Quantitative Methods (Prof. Daniele Caramani/Prof. Oliver Westerwinter)
  • Research Design (Prof. Patrick Emmenegger)
  • QCA (Prof. Patrick Emmenegger)
  • Concept and Measurement (Prof. Patrick Emmenegger)

2011-2012 (Teaching Assistant at the University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Vertiefung Theorien der Gender Studies (Prof. Bettina Dennerlein; Spring Term 2012)
  • Theorien der Gender Studies: Eine Einführung (Prof. Bettina Dennerlein; Autumn Term 2011)

2009–2010 (Teaching Assistant at the University of Jena, Germany)

  • Schlüsselbegriffe der Arbeits-, Industrie- und Wirtschaftssoziologie (Prof. Michael Behr; Winter Term 2009-2010)
  • Einführung in die Makrosoziologie (Prof. Stephan Lessenich; Summer Term 2009)

Contact

  • andre.walter@unisg.ch
  • SEPS-HSG, Office 52-5050, Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 6/8, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Send an eMail for appointment