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Journal article

Gessler, Theresa, and Lea Kaftan. 2023 (Forthcoming). "Public debate and citizens' opposition to democratic backsliding." Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties.

Duell, Dominik, Lea Kaftan, Sven-Oliver Proksch, Jonathan Slapin, and Christopher Wratil. 2023. "The rhyme and reason of rebel support: exploring European voters' attitudes toward dissident MPs." Political Science Research and Methods online first. doi:

Duell, Dominik, Lea Kaftan, Sven-Oliver Proksch, Jonathan Slapin, and Christopher Wratil. 2022. "Communicating the Rift: Voter Perceptions of Intra-Party Dissent in Parliaments." The Journal of Politics 85 (1): 76-91. doi:

Mohamad-Klotzbach, Christoph, Susanne Pickel, Lucas Adler, Lea Kaftan, and Lisa Vogt. 2017. "Schwerpunkte und Trends der Vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft in Deutschland (2007-2017)." Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft 11 557–574. doi:

Volkens, Andrea, Cristina Ares, Lea Kaftan, and Radostina Bratanova. 2015. "Scope, Range, and Extent of Manifesto Project Data Usage: a New Research Tool for Manifesto Project Database's Users." RIPS. Revista de Investigaciones Políticas y Sociológicas 14 (2): 217-232.


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Presentation at a conference

Röth, Leonce, Daniel Felipe Saldivia Gonzatti, Lea Kaftan, and André Kaiser. 2023. "Electoral geographies, multi-level politics and ideology: New data sets to explore the role of ideology in multi-level politics." ECPR General Conference 2023, 2023-09-06.

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Presentation not at a conference

Basu, Chitralekha, Jens Wäckerle, and Lea Kaftan. 2023. "How Voters Prioritize Identities for Descriptive Representation: A Pre-Analysis Plan." Research Colloquium, Cologne Center for Comparative Politics, University of Cologne, Köln, 2023-10-24.

Kaftan, Lea. 2023. "Party Competition over Democracy. Democracy as Electoral Issue in Germany." Comparative Politics & Political Economy Research Workshop, Universität Konstanz, Konstanz, 2023-11-20.