2020. Peace through Self-determination. Success and Failure of Territorial Autonomy. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham

More Aquila Ascendens Wissenschaftspreis 2019

2023. Wann funktioniert Autonomie? Lehren aus der Regulierung kultureller Konflikte, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham (forthcoming)

German and updated version of "Peace through Self-Determination

Peer-reviewed articles

2023. Repression and Backlash Protests: Why Leader Arrests Backfire, In: International Interactions, (with C. Steinert). Download.

2022. A Tale of Two Logics. How Solidarity and Threat Perceptions Shape Immigrant Attitudes Toward Immigration in Western Europe, In: West European Politics, (with M. Neureiter). Download.

2022. How Party Competition Shapes Ethnic Parties’ Positions on Migration and Immigration, In: Party Politics, https://doi/10.1177/13540688221136107 (with M. Debus). Download.

2022. Self-Rule and Intrastate Conflict Risk in Divided Societies: A Configurational Analysis of Consociational Institutions, In: Swiss Political Science Review, (with C. Trinn). Download.

2020. Untangling Territorial Self-Governance - New Typology and Data, In: Regional & Federal Studies, (with C. Trinn). Download.

2019. Publication and Collaboration Patterns in Autonomy Research - A Bibliometric Analysis, In: Journal of Autonomy and Security Studies, Vol 3, Nr. 2, S. 38-65. Download.

2018. Toward a Multi-Causal Model of Successful Conflict Regulation through Territorial Self-Government: Lessons from South Tyrol, In: Austrian Journal of Political Science, Vol 47, Nr. 4, S. 33-43. Download.

2018. The More, The Better? Assessing the Scope of Regional Autonomy as a Key Condition for Ethnic Conflict Regulation, in: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, Vol. 25, Nr. 1. Download.

2017. Two Birds, One Stone – War-to-Democracy Processes after Ethnic Conflicts, In: Sicherheit und Frieden, Vol. 35, Nr. 1, S. 13-22. Download.

Book Chapters

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Policy Reports & Datasets

2021. Mapping Integration Indicators. A Reference Tool for Evaluating the Implementation of Ljubljana Guidelines-based Policy, Report commissioned by the HCNM/OSCE (with R. Medda-Windischer, S. Spiliopoulou Åkermark, S. Cramer Marsal). Download.


2020. Territorial Self-Governance Dataset (TERRGO). See more here.


2019. Territorial Autonomy Literature Datasets (TALD). See more here.


2021. Why we should stop cherry-picking in the analysis of consociational institutions, in: 50ShadesofFederalism Blog (with C. Trinn). Article and Replication files.

2017. Ålands Autonomie. Implikationen für eine friedliche Bearbeitung ethnischer Konflikte, in: W&F Wissenschaft und Frieden, Vol. 35, Nr. 4, S. 28-32. Download.

2015. Frieden durch Föderalismus, in: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, Nr. 28-30, S. 36-40. Download.

2015. Conflict Regulation through Self-Rule – Success Factors of Territorial Autonomy Systems, In: Report from the Åland Islands Peace Institute, Nr. 1, April 2015. Download.

2014. Geteiltes Leid, halbes Leid, halber Konflikt: Eine Untersuchung des Einflusses von Naturkatastrophen auf zwischenstaatliche Konflikte, In: IReflect – Student Journal of International Relations, Vol. Nr. 1, S. 39-66. Download.


2022. 'Minority Self-Government in Europe and the Middle East. From Theory to Practice’ by O. Akbulut and E. Aktoprak (Brill), in: European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Brill, Leiden.