Articles in Journals

2017. ‘Normative political theory, democratic politics and minority rights’, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 20(1): 101–113.

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.] PDF (+ Anhang)

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