I am working on a book length project about gender and political ambition in Germany. Click on the links below to see selected conference papers stemming from the project:


Reviewed in:

Articles, Book Chapters, and Working Papers


Ahead of her Time: Eva Kolinsky and the Limits of German Gender Quotas German Politics, Vol. 16, No. 3 (September 2007): 391-407.


The Implementation of Political Party Gender Quotas: Evidence from the German Laender 1990-2000 Party Politics Vol. 12, No. 2: 211-232.

Searching for the Origins of Civic Community in Central Europe: Evidence from Eastern and Western Germany Democratization, Vol. 13, No. 1 (February 2006): 95-115.

The Origins of Party Discipline: Evidence from Eastern Germany. German Politics and Society Issue 79, Vol. 24, No. 2 (Summer): 23-43.


The Content of European Parliament Election Campaigns: A Framework for Analysis and Evidence from Germany in 2004 University of Miami EU Center Working Paper. Revised version under review.


How Parties in Government Respond: Distributive Policy in Post-Wall Berlin in Kay Lawson and Thomas Poguntke, Eds. How Parties Respond: Interest Aggregation Revisited, New York: Routledge, 2004. (Reviewed in Party Politics, Vol. 12, No. 6).


The Development of Party Discipline in New Parliaments: East German State Legislatures 1990-2000. The Journal of Legislative Studies, Vol. 9. No. 4, Winter 2003, pp. 88-101. Reprinted in Reuven Y. Hazan, ed. 2006. Cohesion and Discipline in Legislatures. New York: Routledge, pp. 88-101.


You Can Lead a Horse to Water but you can't (Always) Make it Drink. With Klaus Hartmann and Uwe Mummert, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 2002, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp. 325-352. Published in German as: Eingikeit und Recht und die Nutzung positiver Freiheiten in Wolfgang Schluchter and Peter Quint, Eds. Der Vereinigungsschock: Zehn Jahre danach: Eine vergleichende Betrachtung. Velbrueck Wissenschaft, 2001.


Universalism and Fiscal Decision Making in Post-Communist Legislatures: The Case of Budgeting in Berlin. The Journal of Legislative Studies. Winter 2001, Vol. 7, No. 4: pp. 37-62.


Toeing the Line: Institutional Rules, Historical Legacies, and Party Discipline in Berlin. German Politics and Society 2000, Vol. 18, No. 2, Summer.


European Elections or Elections in Europe? with Peter Lange, Il Politico, January-March, 1995, Vol. LX, No. 1.