• Helms, Ludger, Leadership and Public Administration, in William Thompson (ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics , New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  • Helms, Ludger (and David M. Wineroither), Die österreichische Demokratie im Vergleich , vollständig aktualisierte und erweiterte Neuauflage, Baden-Baden: Nomos, forthcoming.


  • Helms, Ludger. ‘Regierungssysteme’, in Hans-Joachim Lauth et al. (eds), Handbuch Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft , Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2016.
  • Helms, Ludger, The Politics of Leadership Capital in Compound Democracies: Inferences from the German Case, European Political Science Review 8 (2016), pp. 285-310 ( Weblink ).
  • Helms, Ludger, Democracy and Innovation: From Institutions to Agency and Leadership, Democratization 23 (2016), pp. 459-477 ( DOI ).
  • Helms, Ludger, Introduction: Leadership Questions in Transnational European Governance, European Political Science (special section/symposium on “Political Leadership in the European Union”), published online ahead of print on 4 March 2016, ( DOI ).
  • Helms, Ludger, Polarisierung in der Demokratie: Formen und Wirkungen, Austrian Journal of Political Science 45:3 (2016), in print.
  • Helms, Ludger, Ed., Comparative Political Leadership , London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan – paperback edition, May 2016.
  • Helms, Ludger, Ed., Parliamentary Opposition in Old and New Democracies – paperback edition, January 2016.
  • Willumsen, David M. and Patrik Öhberg (forthcoming), Toe the line, break the whip: Explaining Floor Dissent in Parliamentary Democracies, West European Politics , published online ahead of print on 11 November 2016  ( Weblink )
  • Willumsen, David M. and Klaus H. Goetz (forthcoming): Set Free? Impending Retirement and Legislative Behaviour in the UK, Parliamentary Affairs , published online ahead of print on 1 June 2016  ( Weblink )
  • Louwerse, T., Otjes, S., Willumsen, D.M. & Öhberg, P. (forthcoming): Reaching across the aisle: Explaining government–opposition voting in parliament, Party Politics , published online ahead of print on 12 January 2016 ( Weblink )
  • Fernandes, Jorge & David M. Willumsen (2016), Representing without Governing , in Ferdinand Müller-Rommel and Fernando Casal Bértoa (eds.), Party Politics and Democracy in Europe: Essays in Honour of Peter Mair, pp. 133-147, Abingdon/New York: Routledge ( Weblink )


  • Willumsen, David M. & Klaus H. Goetz (2015), Staggering: Institutional Design and Policy Consequences, Journal of European Public Policy 22(7): 1040-1051 (Weblink)
  • Helms, Ludger. ‘Is There a Presidentialization of US Presidential Leadership? A European Perspective on Washington’, Acta Politica 50 (2015), S. 1-19. ( Weblink ) ( DOI )
  • Helms, Ludger. ‘Warum der Parlamentarismus nicht ausgespielt hat’, Theo Öhlinger/Klaus Poier (Hrsg.), Direkte Demokratie und Parlamentarismus: Wie kommen wir zu den besten Entscheidungen? , Wien: Böhlau, 2015, pp. 135-151.


  • Helms, Ludger. ‘Global Political Leadership in the Twenty-first Century: Problems and Prospects’, Contemporary Politics 20 (2014), pp. 261-277.
  • Helms, Ludger. ‘When Leaders Are Not Good: Exploring Bad Leadership in Liberal Democracies across Time and Space’, in John Kane and Haig Patapan (eds), Good Democratic Leadership: On Prudence and Judgment in Contemporary Democracies , Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 51-69.
  • Helms, Ludger. ‘Politische Führung und Institutionen, oder: Was leistet eine institutionalistische Leadership-Forschung?’, Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft t 8 (2014), pp. 57-78.
  • Helms, Ludger. ‘Institutional Analysis’, in Paul ‘t Hart and R.A.W. Rhodes (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership , Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 195-209.
  • Helms, Ludger. ‘Political Leadership’, in Stephen Padgett, William E. Paterson and Reimut Zohlnhöfer (eds), Developments in German Politics 4 , Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp. 103-117.
  • Helms, Ludger. ‘From Party Government to Party Governance’, Government and Opposition 49 (1), 2014, pp. 120-138. ( Weblink ) ( DOI )
  • Rashkova, Ekaterina R. “The decline in support for Bulgaria’s Socialist Party could be the first step in a rebalancing of the country’s party system”. LSE EUROPP Blog . 10 October, 2014:
  • Rashkova, Ekaterina R. and Maria Spirova. “Party Regulation and the Conditioning of Small Political Parties: Evidence from Bulgaria” in East European Politics , 30 (3), 2014, pp. 315-329.
  • Rashkova, Ekaterina R. “With Plamen Oresharski’s government on the verge of resigning, it remains to be seen whether Bulgaria can finally emerge from its political crisis”. LSE EUROPP Blog . 26 June, 2014:
  • Rashkova, Ekaterina (with Ingrid van Biezen) ‘Contested Legitimacy: Paradoxes in the Legal Regulation of Political Parties’, (co-editor and contributor). Special issue of International Political Science Review , 35 (3), 2014,pp. 265-274.
  • Rashkova, Ekaterina (with Daniela Piccio, Fernando Casal Bertoa, and Fransje Molenaar). ‘The World Upside Down: De-legitimizing Party Funding’ (with Daniela Piccio, Fernando Casal Bertoa, and Fransje Molenaar), International Political Science Review , 35 (3), 2014, pp. 355-376.
  • Rashkova, Ekaterina (with Emilia Zankina). ‘When Less Means More: Influential Women of the Right – the Case of Bulgaria’, in Karen Celis and Sarah Childs (eds)., Gender, Conservatism and Political Representation, ECPR Press, 2014, forthcoming.
  • Rashkova, Ekaterina (with Daniela Piccio and Fernando Casal-Bertoa). ‘Party Laws in Comparative Perspective: Evidence and Implications’, in I. van Biezen and H. ten Napel (eds.), Political Parties and Public Law , Leiden University Press, 2014, forthcoming.
  • Rashkova, Ekaterina (with Maria Spirova). ‘Ethnic Parties Regulation in Eastern Europe’, in I. van Biezen
    and H. ten Napel (eds.), Political Parties and Public Law , Leiden University Press, 2014, forthcoming.

Selected earlier publications

  • Helms, Ludger. ‘Regierungsführung und Regierungsorganisation: „Chief Executive Governance“ in westlichen Demokratien‘, in Karl-Rudolf Korte and Timo Grunden (eds.), Handbuch Regierungsforschung , Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2013, pp. 239-246.
  • Rashkova, Ekaterina (with Emilia Zankina). ‘Does Parity Exist in the ‘Macho’ World?: Party Regulation and Gender Representation in the Balkans’, Representation 49 (4): 425-438, 2013. ( Weblink ) ( DOI )
  • Rashkova, Ekaterina (with Ingrid van Biezen). ‘Gender Politics and Party Regulation: Quotas and Beyond’, Representation 49 (4): 393-400, 2013. ( Weblink ) ( DOI )
  • Rashkova, Ekaterina. ‘Governing without an opposition: the aftermath of the early parliamentary election in Bulgaria’, CESRAN, Political Reflection Magazine 4 (3): 14-16, 2013. ( Weblink )
  • Rashkova, Ekaterina. ‘In the midst of political crisis, Bulgarians are searching for accountability and justice from their government’, LSE EUROPP Blog. 28 February, 2013. ( Weblink )
  • Rashkova, Ekaterina (online first). ‘Ethnic Heterogeneity and Party System Size: a District-level Analysis’. Comparative European Politics . ( Weblink ) ( DOI )
  • Rashkova, Ekaterina (early view). ‘Learning the Game: Explaining Party System Convergence in European Democracies’. Political Studies . ( Weblink ) ( DOI )
  • Helms, Ludger. ‘Democratic Political Leadership in the New Media Age: A Farewell to Excellence?’, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations 14 (4): 651-670, 2012. ( Weblink ) ( DOI )
  • Helms, Ludger. ‘Beyond the Great and Glorious: Researching Poor Leadership and Bad Governance in Liberal Democracies’, Zeitschrift für Staats- und Europawissenschaften / Journal of Comparative Government and European Policy 10: 492-509, 2012.
  • Helms, Ludger. ‘Transnational Political Parties’, in Mark Juergensmeier and Helmut Anheier (eds), Encyclopedia of Global Studies , London u.a.: Sage 2012, pp. 1338-1342.
  • Helms, Ludger (with B. Guy Peters). ‘Executive Leadership in Comparative Perspective: Politicians, Bureaucrats and Public Governance’, in Ludger Helms (eds.), Comparative Political Leadership, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. 25-55.
  • Helms, Ludger. Editor, Comparative Political Leadership , Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
  • Helms, Ludger. Editor, Poor Leadership and Bad Governance , Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012; paperback 2014.

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