Current research projects

  • I am the principal investigator of the project Trust in Governance and Regulation in Europe (TiGRE), with Yannis Papadopoulos (University of Lausanne). This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (2020-2024). Link.
  • I am co-directing the project Bypassing the Nation State? How Swiss Cantonal Parliaments Deal with International Obligations, with Evelyne Schmid (University of Lausanne). This project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2019-2023). Link.

Previous research projects

  • I  directed the project When and why do governments integrate policy sectors? A comparative analysis of eleven countries and four policy areas. This project has been funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2016-2019/2020). Download.
  • I co-directed the project Integration of the Swiss Energy System into the European Energy Policy with Matthias Finger (EPFL), Manuel Fischer (EAWAG) and Géraldine Pflieger (University of Geneva). This was a complementary study in the framework of the NRP 70 / NRP 71 of the Swiss National Science Foundation (2018-2019).
  • I co-directed the project The Democratic Accountability of Transnational Private Governance, with Fabrizio Gilardi (University of Zurich) and Yannis Papadopoulos (University of Lausanne). This project has been funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the University of Zurich in the framework of the NCCR Democracy research program (2013-2017). Download.
  • I co-directed the project Rethinking Stakeholder Participation in International Governance, with Ayelet Berman (Graduate Institute Geneva), Tim Büthe (Duke University), Theresa Carpenter (Graduate Institute Geneva) and Joost Pauwelyn (Graduate Institute Geneva). This project has been funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) (2014-2017). Download.