• 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 Politikwissenschaftt 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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