Articles

Marc Helbling, Rahsaan Maxwell and Richard Traunmueller (2023): “Numbers, Selectivity and Generosity. The Conditional Nature of Immigration Policy Preferences”. Comparative Political Studies (online first). Link.

Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, Marc Helbling, Paul Sniderman and Richard Traunmüller (2023): “Value Conflicts Revisited: Muslims, Gender Equality and Gestures of Respect”. British Journal of Political Science (forthcoming).

Marc Helbling, Felix Jäger, Rahsaan Maxwell and Richard Traunmüller (2023): “Broad and Detailed Agreement: Public Preferences for German Immigration Policy ”, International Migration Review (online first). Link.

Marc Helbling, Diego Rybski, Jacob Schewe, Stefan Siedentop, Manon Glockmann, Bastian Heider, Bryan Jones, Daniel Meierrieks, Albano Rikani, Peter Stroms (2023): “Measuring the effect of climate change on migration flows: Limitations of existing data and analytical frameworks”. PLOS Climate 2(1): e0000078. Link.

Sebastian Jungkunz, Marc Helbling and Mujtaba Isani (2023): “Measuring Implicit Political Extremism through Implicit Association Tests.” Public Opinion Quarterly (forthcoming).

Lukas Stoetzer, Simon Munzert, Will Lowe, Anita Gohdes, Başak Çali, Marc Helbling, Rahsaan Maxwell and Richard Traunmueller (2023): “Affective Partisan Polarization and Moral Dilemmas during the COVID-19 Pandemic”, Political Science Research and Methods 11(2): 429-436. Link.

Vom Hau, Matthias, Marc Helbling, Maya Tudor, Andreas Wimmer and Daphne Halikiopoulou (2023): “The Consequences of Nationalism”, Nations and Nationalism (online first). Link.

Marc Helbling, Daniel Meierrieks and Sergi Pardos-Prado (2023): “Terrorism and Immigration Policy Preferences”. Defence and Peace Economics 34:5, 646-659. Link. Preregistration. Replication Material

Marc Helbling and Sandra Morgenstern (2023): “Migration aspirations and the perceptions of the political, economic and social environment in Africa”. International Migration 61(6): 102-117. Link.

Giacomo Solano, Samuel Schmid and Marc Helbling (2023): “Extending rights but limiting long-term settlement. Migrant integration policy trends in EU and OECD countries between 2010 and 2019″. International Migration Review (online first). Link.

Marc Helbling and Daniel Meierrieks (2022): “Terrorism and Migration: An Overview”, British Journal of Political Science 52(2): 977-996. Link. 

Marc Helbling and Daniel Meierrieks (2022): “Global warming and urbanization”. Journal of Population Economics 36: 1187–1223 . Link

Richard Traunmüller and Marc Helbling (2022): “Backlash to policy decisions. How citizens react to the permission and banning of immigrants’ right to demonstrate”, Political Science Research and Methods 10(2): 279–297. Link. Replication Material.

Marc Helbling, Rahsaan Maxwell, Simon Munzert and Richard Traunmüller (2022): “The importance of citizenship for deserving Covid-19 treatment”. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 9, 302. Link. Preregistration. Replication Material.

Marc Helbling, Felix Jäger and Richard Traunmüller (2022): “Muslim Bias or Fear of Fundamentalism? A Survey Experiment in Five Western European Countries.” Research & Politics April-June. Link.

Marc Helbling and Daniel Meierrieks (2021): “How climate change leads to emigration: Conditional and long-run effects”, Review of Development Economics 25(4): 2323-2349. Link.

Marc Helbling, Daniel Auer, Daniel Meierrieks, Malcolm Mistry and Max Schaub (2021): “Climate Change Literacy and Migration Potential: Micro-Level Evidence from Africa”. Climatic Change 169(9) . Link. 

Conrad Ziller and Marc Helbling (2021): “Public Support for State Surveillance”, European Journal of Political Research 60(4): 994-1006. Link. Preregistration. Replication Material.

Marc Helbling and Giacomo Solano (2021): “Assembling—not reinventing—the wheel. New developments in the field of migration policy indices”, Global Policy 12(3): 325-326. (intro). Link.

Tim Hanson, Marc Helbling, Rahsaan Maxwell, Richard Traunmüller, Kostas Gemenis and Levente Littvay (2021): “Developing a COVID-19 module for the European Social Survey”, Measurement Instruments for the Social Sciences 3(9) (short report). Link.

Marc Helbling and Daniel Meierrieks (2020): “Transnational Terrorism and Restrictive Immigration Policies”, Journal of Peace Research 57(4): 564–580. Link.

Marc Helbling (2020): “Attitudes Towards Climate Change Migrants”, Climatic Change 160(1): 89-102. Link. Replication Material.

Marc Helbling and Richard Traunmüller (2020): “What is Islamophobia? Disentangling Citizens’ Feelings Towards Ethnicity, Religion and Religiosity Using a Survey Experiment”, British Journal of Political Science 50(3): 811-828. (2018 Best Paper Award, Immigration Research Network, Council for European Studies). Link. Replication Material.

Marc Helbling and Sebastian Jungkunz (2020): “Social Divides in the Age of Globalization”, West European Politics 43(6): 1187-1210. Link.

Marc Helbling, Stephan Simon and Samuel Schmid (2020): “Restricting immigration to foster migrant integration? A comparative study”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 46(13): 2603-2624. Link.

Bruno Castanho Silva, Sebastian Jungkunz, Marc Helbling and Levente Littvay (2020): “A Cross-national Comparison of Seven Populist Attitudes Scales”, Political Research Quarterly 73(2): 409-424. Link.

Conrad Ziller and Marc Helbling (2019): “Antidiscrimination Laws, Policy Knowledge, and Political Support”, British Journal of Political Science 49(3): 1027-1044.

Marc Helbling and David Leblang (2019): “Controlling immigration? How regulations affect migration flows”, European Journal of Political Research 58(1): 248-269. Link. (Selected for ECPR 50th Anniversary Special Issue).

Sebastian Jungkunz, Marc Helbling and Carsten Schwemmer (2019): “Xenophobia before and after the 2015 Paris Attacks. Evidence from a Natural Experiment”, Ethnicities 19(2): 271–291. Link.

Marc Helbling and Dorina Kalkum (2018): “Migration Policy Trends in OECD Countries”, Journal of European Public Policy 25(12): 1779-1797. Link.

Nicholas A. Valentino, Stuart Soroka, Shanto Iyengar, Toril Aalberg, Ray Duch, Marta Fraile, Kyu Hahn, Kaspar Moller Hansen, Allison Harrell, Marc Helbling, Simon Jackman, Tetsuro Kobayashi (2018): “Economic and Cultural Drivers of Immigrant Support Worldwide”, British Journal of Political Science 49(4): 1201-1226. Link.

Tarik Abou-Chadi and Marc Helbling (2018): “How Immigration Reforms Affect Voting Behavior”, Political Studies 66(3): 687–717. Link.

Marc Helbling and Ines Michalowski (2017): “A New Agenda for Migration and Citizenship Policy Research”, Comparative Political Studies 50(1): 3-13 (intro). Link.

Marc Helbling, Liv Bjerre, Friederike Römer and Malisa Zobel (2017): “Measuring Immigration Policies: The IMPIC-Database”, European Political Science16(1): 79-98. Link. (Selected for ECPR 50th Anniversary Special Issue; among top cited articles in EPS, see Mas-Verdue et al. 2021).

Marc Helbling and Richard Traunmüller (2016): “How State Support of Religion Shapes Attitudes Toward Muslim Immigrants. New Evidence from a Subnational Comparison”, Comparative Political Studies 49(3): 391-424. Link. (2017 Best Article Award (‘Honorable Mention’) of the APSA section on Migration and Citizenship).

Christian Ebner and Marc Helbling (2016): “Social Distance and the Labour Market Status of Immigrants in Switzerland“, Work, Employment and Society 30(3): 436-454. Link.

Robert Baur, Eva G.T. Green and Marc Helbling (2016): “Immigration-Related Political Culture and Support for Radical Right Parties”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 42(11): 1748-1773. Link.

Marc Helbling, Tim Reeskens and Matthew Wright (2016): “The Mobilization of Identities. A Study on the Relationship between Elite Rhetoric and Public Opinion on National Identity in Developed Democracies”, Nations and Nationalism 22(4): 744-767. Link.

Sarah Carol, Marc Helbling and Ines Michalowski (2015): “A struggle over religious rights? How Muslim minorities and natives view the accommodation of religious rights in six European countries”, Social Forces94(2): 647–671. Link.

Michael Bechtel, Jens Hainmüller, Dominik Hangartner and Marc Helbling (2015): “Reality Bites: The Limits of Framing Effects in Salient Policy Decisions”, Political Science Research and Methods 3(3): 683-695. Link.

Liv Bjerre, Marc Helbling, Friederike Römer and Malisa Zobel (2015): “Conceptualizing and Measuring Immigration Policies. A Comparative Perspective “, International Migration Review 49(3): 555–600. Link.

Marc Helbling and Céline Teney (2015): “The Cosmopolitan Elite. Transnationalism and Postmaterialism”, Global Networks 15(4): 446-468. Link.

Marc Helbling, Tim Reeskens and Dietlind Stolle (2015): “Political Mobilizing, Cultural Diversity and Social Cohesion. The Conditional Effect of Political Parties”, Political Studies 63(1): 101-120. Link.

Oriane Sarrasin, Nicole Fasel, Eva G. T. Green and Marc Helbling (2015): “Sensitivity to sexual threat cues triggers anti-immigrant attitudes: The role of insecurity and sexism”, Frontiers in Psychology 6:1033. Link.

Marc Helbling (2014): “Opposing Muslims and the Muslim Headscarf in Western Europe”, European Sociological Review 30(2): 242-257. Link. (Among top cited ESR articles in 2018).

Céline Teney and Marc Helbling (2014): “How Denationalization divides the Elite and Citizens”, Zeitschrift für Soziologie 43(4): 258-271. Link.

Marc Helbling and Hanspeter Kriesi (2014): “Opposing low-skilled immigrants: Labor market competition, welfare state and deservingness”, European Sociological Review 30(5): 595-614. Link. (Selected for ESR Virtual Issue for top cited articles on social inequality).

Marc Helbling (2013): “Framing Immigration in Western Europe”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 40(1): 21-41. Link.

Marc Helbling (2013): “Validating Integration and Citizenship Policy Indices”, Comparative European Politics 11(5): 555-576. Link.

Marc Helbling and Maarten Vink (2013): “The Use and Misuse of Policy Indices in the Domain of Citizenship and Integration”, Comparative European Politics 11(5): 551-554 (intro). Link.

Marc Helbling (2012): “Public Debates, Integration Models and Transnationalism in Western Europe”, Journal of Immigrants and Refugee Studies 10(3): 241-259.

Marc Helbling and Anke Tresch (2011): “Measuring Party Positions and Issue Salience from Media Coverage: Discussing and Crossvalidating New Indicators”, Electoral Studies 30(1): 174-183.

Marc Helbling (2011): “Why Swiss-Germans dislike Germans. Opposition to Culturally Similar and Highly Skilled Immigrants”, European Societies 13(1): 5-27.

Marc Helbling (2011): “Rechtspopulismus als Ideologie und der neue Integrations-Exklusions Cleavage in Westeuropa” [Right-Wing Populism as an Ideology and the New Integration-Exclusion Cleavage in Western Europe], Berliner Debatte Initial 22(1): 12-26 (special issue on ‘Comparative Perspectives on Contemporary Populism’).

Marc Helbling and Nenad Stojanovic (2011): “Switzerland. Challenging the Big Theories of Nationalism”, Nations and Nationalism 17(4): 712-717 (intro).

Marc Helbling, Dominic Höglinger and Bruno Wüest (2010): “How Political Parties Frame European Integration”, European Journal of Political Research 49(4): 495-521.

Marc Helbling (2010): “Switzerland: Contentious Citizenship Attribution in a Federal State”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 36(5): 793-809. Link. Reprinted in Maarten Vink (ed.) (2012): Migration and Citizenship Attribution: Politics and Policies in Western Europe. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Martin Dolezal, Marc Helbling and Swen Hutter (2010): “Debates over Islam in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland: Between Ethnic Citizenship, State-Church Relations and Right-Wing Populism”. West European Politics 33(2): 171-190.

Marc Helbling (2009): “Nationalism and Democracy: Competing or Complementary Logics?”, Living Reviews in Democracy 1.

Marc Helbling (2009): “Social Influence Networks and Understanding of Citizenship”, Ethnic and Racial Studies 32(5): 844-863.

Marc Helbling (2009): “Struggling Over Citizenship and Cultural Boundaries: Charles Tilly’s Constructivist Approach”, Swiss Political Science Review 15(2): 369-375.

Martin Dolezal, Marc Helbling and Swen Hutter (2008): “Zwischen Gipfelkreuz und Halbmond. Die Auseinandersetzung um den Islam in Österreich und der Schweiz, 1998-2007” [Between Summit Cross and Crescent. The conflict about Islam in Austria and Switzerland, 1998-2007], Austrian Journal of Political Science 37(4): 401-417. (special issue on ‘Islam in Public Space. Debates and Regulations across Europe’).

Marc Helbling and Hanspeter Kriesi (2004): “Staatsbürgerverständnis und politische Mobilisierung: Einbürgerungen in Schweizer Gemeinden“ [Understanding of National Citizenship and Political Mobilization: Naturalizations in Swiss Municipalities], Swiss Political Science Review 10(4): 33-58.

Monographs

Hanspeter Kriesi, Edgar Grande, Martin Dolezal, Marc Helbling, Dominic Hoeglinger, Swen Hutter and Bruno Wüest (2012): Political Conflict in Western Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Marc Helbling (2008): Practising Citizenship and Heterogeneous Nationhood. Naturalisations in Swiss Municipalities. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press (IMISCOE Series).

Virgile Perret, Olivier Giraud, Marc Helbling and Monica Battaglini (2007): Les Cantons suisses face au Chômage. Fédéralisme et Politiques de l’Emploi [Swiss Cantons confronted to Unemployment. Federalism and Employment Policy]. Paris: L’Harmattan.

Marc Helbling (2004): Sprachminderheiten im Kanton Freiburg. Interessen und Interessensgruppierungen in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts [Language Minorities in the Canton of Fribourg (Switzerland). Interests and Interest-Groups in the Second Half of the 20th Century]. (with a preface by Christophe Büchi). Freiburg (CH): Paulusverlag.

Edited volumes / Special issues

Giacomo Solano and Marc Helbling (eds.) (2021): Assembling—not reinventing—the wheel. New developments in the field of migration policy indices. Global Policy 12(3).

Marc Helbling and Ines Michalowski (eds.) (2017): “Immigration and Citizenship Policy Indices: Effects and Consequences”, Comparative Political Studies 50(1).

Marc Helbling (ed.) (2014-2018): Migration and Citizenship. Newsletter of American Political Science Association Organized Section on Migration and Citizenship 3(1)-4(2).

Maarten Vink and Marc Helbling (eds.) (2013): “The Use and Misuse of Policy Indices in the Domain of Citizenship and Integration”, Comparative European Politics 11(5).

Marc Helbling, Liv Bjerre, Friederike Römer and Malisa Zobel (eds.) (2013): “How to measure immigration policies”, Migration and Citizenship. Newsletter of the American Political Science Association. Organized Section on Migration and Citizenship 1(2).

Marc Helbling (2012) (ed.): Islamophobia in the West: Measuring and Explaining Individual Attitudes. London: Routledge.

Rainer Bauböck and Marc Helbling (2011) (eds.): Which indicators are most useful for comparing citizenship policies? RSCAS Working Paper (European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUDO Citizenship Observatory).

Marc Helbling and Nenad Stojanovic (2011) (eds.): “Switzerland. A Nation-State or a Multi-National State?”, Nations and Nationalism 17(4).

Marc Helbling and Andreas Koller (2009) (eds.): “Debate: Charles Tilly and Switzerland”, Swiss Political Science Review 15(2)

Hanspeter Kriesi, Peter Selb, Romain Lachat, Simon Bornschier and Marc Helbling (eds.) (2005): Der Aufstieg der SVP. Acht Kantone im Vergleich [The Rise of the Swiss People’s Party. A Comparison of Eight Cantons]. Zürich: Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

Book chapters

Marc Helbling (2020): “Migration Governance at the State Level: Policy Developments and Effects”, in Tim Krieger, Diana Panke and Michael Pregering (eds.): Environmental Conflicts, Migration and Governance. Bristol: Bristol University Press, pp.121-136. (reprint of parts of Helbling and Kalkum 2017, Helbling and Leblang 2019).

Oliver Strijbis, Celine Teney and Marc Helbling (2019): “Why are elites more cosmopolitan than masses?”, in Pieter De Wilde, Ruud Koopmans, Wolfgang Merkel, Oliver Strijbis, and Michael Zürn (eds.): The Struggle over Borders. Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism. Cambridge University Press, pp.37-64.

Céline Teney and Marc Helbling (2017): “Solidarity between the elite and the masses in Germany”, in Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka (eds.): The Strains of Commitment: The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.127-151.

Marc Helbling (2016): “Immigration, Integration and Citizenship Policies: Indices, Concepts and Analyses”, in Gary P. Freeman und Nikola Mirilovic (eds.): Handbook on Migration and Social Policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.28-41.

Marc Helbling, Tim Reeskens, Cameron Stark, Dietlind Stolle and Matthew Wright (2016): “Enabling Immigrants to Participate: Redirecting our Attention to the Role of Integration Regimes”, in Antoine Bilodeau (ed.): Just Ordinary Citizens? Toward a Comparative Portrait of the Political Immigrant. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp.130-146.

Marc Helbling (2013): “Local Citizenship Politics in Switzerland: Between National Justice and Municipal Particularities”, Willem Maas (ed.): Multilevel Citizenship. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp.149-167. (reprint of among others Helbling 2008, ch.4).

Marc Helbling, Dominic Hoeglinger and Bruno Wüest (2012): “Public debates over globalization: the importance of arenas and actors”, Hanspeter Kriesi, Edgar Grande, Martin Dolezal, Marc Helbling, Dominic Hoeglinger, Swen Hutter and Bruno Wüest: Political Conflict in Western Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.207-228.

Dominic Hoeglinger, Bruno Wüest and Marc Helbling (2012): “Culture vs. economy: the framing of public debates over issues related to globalization”, Hanspeter Kriesi, Edgar Grande, Martin Dolezal, Marc Helbling, Dominic Hoeglinger, Swen Hutter and Bruno Wüest: Political Conflict in Western Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.229-253.

Bruno Wüest, Marc Helbling and Dominic Hoeglinger and (2012): “Actor configurations in public debates over globalization”, Hanspeter Kriesi, Edgar Grande, Martin Dolezal, Marc Helbling, Dominic Hoeglinger, Swen Hutter and Bruno Wüest: Political Conflict in Western Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.254-273.

Marc Helbling (2012): “Islamophobia in the West: An Introduction”, Marc Helbling (ed.): Islamophobia in the West. Measuring and Explaining Individual Attitudes. London: Routledge, pp.1-18.

Marc Helbling (2010): “Islamophobia in Switzerland: A New Phenomenon or a New Name for Xenophobia?”, Simon Hug and Hanspeter Kriesi (eds.): Value Change in Switzerland. Lanham: Lexington Press, pp.65-80.

Marc Helbling (2010): “Naturalization Politics in Switzerland: Explaining Rejection Rates at the Local Level”, Tiziana Caponio and Maren Borkert (eds): The Local Dimension of Migration Policymaking, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp.33-56. (reprint of among others Helbling 2008, ch.4).

Marc Helbling (2009): “Citizenship, Right-Wing Populism and the Direct Democratic Dilemma”, Marcel A. Niggli (ed.): Right-Wing Extremism in Switzerland – National and International Perspectives, Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp.102-112.

Simon Bornschier and Marc Helbling (2005): “Stabilität und Wandel von Parteiensystemen und die Konfliktlinie zwischen Öffnung und Abgrenzung: der theoretische Ansatz“ [Stability and Change of Party Systems and Cleavages between Opening and Separation: The Theoretical Approach] in Hanspeter Kriesi, Peter Selb, Romain Lachat, Simon Bornschier und Marc Helbling (eds.): Der Aufstieg der SVP. Acht Kantone im Vergleich. Zürich: Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung. pp.11-39.

Marc Helbling, Sandra Egli and Silvia Matter (2005): Lokale Eliten und kommunale Politiknetzwerke. Das Einbürgerungsverfahren in einer Schweizer Gemeinde“ [Local Elites and Municipal Policy-Networks. The Naturalization Procedure in a Swiss Municipality], in Uwe Serdült (ed.): Anwendungen Sozialer Netzwerkanalyse. Zürich: Institut für Politikwissenschaft. pp.105-118.

Under Review / In Progress

Marc Helbling, Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, Paul Sniderman and Richard Traunmüller (2023): “Zero-sum thinking and the cultural threat of Muslim religious rights”. (under review). 

Johanna Gereke, Marc Helbling, Alexandra Kommol, Daria Szafran, Zeynep Ünal, Mma Viss-er-Koomson (2023): “Demographic Change, Muslim Immigration and Shifting Group Bound-aries in Germany”. (under review).


Sebastian Jungkunz, Marc Helbling and Nina Osenbrügge (2023): "Measuring Political Radicalism and Extremism in Surveys: Three New Scales". (under review).

Sebastian Jungkunz and Marc Helbling (2022): “Populist Polarization in the Age of Globalization”. (under review).

Marc Helbling, Rahsaan Maxwell, Nina Osenbrügge and Richard Traunmüller (2023): “Trade-offs between privacy rights and state surveillance”. (in progress). Preregistration.

Fabian Gülzau, Marc Helbling and Sandra Morgenstern (2023). "Democratic values among immigrants in Europe. Socialization and adaptation processes." (in progress)

Marc Helbling, Felix Jäger, Rahsaan Maxwell and Richard Traunmüller (2023): “Who is more committed to their immigration preferences?”. (in progress).