In several publications, the functioning and consequences of direct democracy are being analyzed. While most studies mainly cover the Swiss case, more recently, we have broadened the focus to a comparative context. Moreover, in the context of an increasing number of European referendums on EU-issues, and the fact that populist parties across Europe have discovered direct democracy as a powerful campaign element, the interest in my expertise by the media, but also by international researchers or governments has increased.
- LEEMANN, Lucas and STADELMANN-STEFFEN, Isabelle (2021). “Satisfaction with Democracy: When Government by the People brings Electoral Losers and Winners Together”, Comparative Political Studies (forthcoming).
- DERMONT, Clau and Isabelle STADELMANN-STEFFEN (2020). “The role of policy and party information in direct-democratic campaigns”, International Journal of Public Opinion Research 32(3), Autumn 2020: 442-466.
- STADELMANN-STEFFEN, Isabelle and Marlène GERBER (2020). “Voting in the rain – The impact of rain on participation in open-air assemblies”, Local Government Studies 46(3): 414-435.
- HEIDBREDER, Eva; STADELMANN-STEFFEN, Isabelle; THOMANN Eva and Fritz SAGER (2019). “EU Referendums in Context: What can we learn from the Swiss Case?”, Public Administration, 97: 370–383, Symposium on Multilevel Governance.
- STADELMANN-STEFFEN, Isabelle and Clau DERMONT (2016). How exclusive is assembly democracy? Citizens’ assembly and ballot participation compared, Swiss Political Science Review 22(1): 95-122.
- STADELMANN-STEFFEN, Isabelle und Clau DERMONT (2015). ”Männer rund doppelt so häufig an Gemeindeversammlungen“, DeFacto, December 21, 2015, (https://www.defacto.expert)
- STADELMANN-STEFFEN, Isabelle and Adrian VATTER (2012). “Does Satisfaction with Democracy Really Increase Happiness? Direct Democracy and Individual Satisfaction in Switzerland”, Political Behavior 34: 535-559.
- FREITAG, Markus and Isabelle STADELMANN-STEFFEN (2010). “Stumbling Block or Stepping Stone? The Influence of Direct Democracy on Individual Participation in Parliamentary Elections”, Electoral Studies, 29(3), 472-483.