Articles in Journals

(forthcoming 2017). ‘Normative political theory and democratic politics: friends of foes?’, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 20(1).

2016. ‘Die Zusammensetzung des Schweizerischen Bundesrates nach Partei, Kanton, Grossregion, Sprache, Religion, Ausbildung, Alter und Geschlecht, in den ersten 165 Jahren seiner Geschichte (1848-2013)’, Swiss Political Science Review 22(2): 288–307. [With A. Giudici.]

2016. ‘Party, regional and linguistic proportionality under majoritarian rules: Swiss Federal Council elections’, Swiss Political Science Review 22(1): 41–58. PDF

2015. ‘Minority rights and realpolitik: justice-based vs. pragmatic arguments for reserving seats for national minorities’, Ethnopolitics 14(4): 404–417. [With M. Jusić.] PDF

2015. ‘Introduction: Ethnocracy at the heart of Europe’, Ethnopolitics 14(4): 382–389. [With E. Hodžić.] PDF

2015. ‘Rappresentanza delle minoranze e democrazia consociativa: l’assenza della minoranza di lingua italiana nel governo federale svizzero’, Quaderni di Scienza Politica 22(1): 61–87. PDF (Errata corrige p. 72: i candidati ufficiali del PPD al Consiglio federale erano tre –J. Deiss, A. Durrer e R. Ratti – e non sei. L’informazione sul sito del Parlamento non è quindi corretta.

2014. ‘When non-nationalist voters support ethno-nationalist parties: the 1990 elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a prisoner’s dilemma game’, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 14(4): 607–625. PDF

2011. ‘Switzerland: challenging the big theories of nationalism’, Nations and Nationalism 17(4): 712–717. [With M. Helbling.] PDF

2011. ‘The acid test? Competing theses on the nationality–democracy nexus and the case of Switzerland’, Nations and Nationalism, 17(2): 357–376. [With P. Dardanelli.] PDF

2011. ‘When is a country multinational? Problems with statistical and subjective approaches’, Ratio Juris – An International Journal of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law 24(3): 267–283. PDF

2011. ‘Limits of consociationalism and possible alternatives. Centripetal effects of direct democracy in a multiethnic society’, Transitions 51(1-2): 99–114. PDF

2010. ‘Une conception dynamique du principe de territorialité linguistique. La loi sur les langues du canton des Grisons’, Politique et Sociétés 29(1): 231–259. PDF

2008. ‘How to solve the dilemma of power sharing? Formal and informal patterns of representation in the Swiss multilingual cantons’, Representation 44 (3): 239–253. PDF

2007. ‘Konsocijacija – Švajcarska i Bosna i Hercegovina’, Pregled – Časopis za društvena pitanja 85(3-4): 63-87. PDF

2006. ‘Do multicultural democracies really require PR? Counterevidence from Switzerland’, Swiss Political Science Review 12(4): 131–157. PDF

2006. ‘Direct democracy: a risk or an opportunity for multicultural societies? The experience of the four Swiss multilingual cantons’, Diversities [formerly the International Journal on Multicultural Societies]8(2): 183–202. PDF

2003. ‘Swiss nation state and its patriotism. A critique of Will Kymlicka’s account of multination states’, Polis 11: 45-94. PDF