Mag. Mag. Dr. Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik

Rooseveltplatz 3
1090 Wien
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University assistant (post doc)

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Before turning to political science I studied composition and music theory at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. I received my graduate degree (Magister) in political science in April 2010 and my Doktorat (PhD) in January 2013, both from the University of Vienna. From September 2008 to September 2009 I worked as a freelancer at SORA (Institute for Social Research and Analysis) in Vienna. Between April 2009 and April 2010 I was a student assistant with Prof. Roland Verwiebe at the University of Vienna's Department of Sociology. From September 2009 to March 2013 I worked as a researcher with the AUTNES Supply Side at the Department of Government, holding a pre-doc position from May 2010. Between April 2013 and June 2014 I was an Erwin-Schrödinger-Fellow at the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University in the Netherlands. After a return phase of 3 months at the University of Vienna during which I continued the research from my Erwin-Schrödinger-Fellowship, I started my new position as an assistant professor at the Department of Government in October 2014. 

Research interests: parties, elections, coalitions, bureaucracy, regulation, social policy


Forthcoming articles

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. Welfare chauvinism in populist radical right platforms: The role of redistributive justice principles. Forthcoming in Social Policy & Administration. (ungated)

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz & Thomas M. Meyer. The impact of party cues on manual coding of political texts. Forthcoming in Political Science Research and Methods.

Dolezal, Martin, Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik, Wolfgang C. Müller, Katrin Praprotnik & Anna Katharina Winkler. Beyond salience and position-taking: How political parties communicate through their manifestos. Forthcoming in Party Politics.

Dolezal, Martin, Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik & Wolfgang C. Müller. Who will attack the competitors? How political parties resolve strategic and collective action dilemmas in negative campaigning. Forthcoming in Party Politics.


Published articles

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2017. The social policy gender gap among political elites: Testing attitudinal explanations. Social Politics 24 (3): 248-268. (ungated)

Thomson, Robert, Terry Royed, Elin Naurin, Joaquín Artés, Rory Costello, Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik, Mark Ferguson, Petia Kostadinova, Catherine Moury, François Pétry & Katrin Praprotnik. 2017. The fulfillment of parties' election pledges: A comparative study on the impact of power sharing. American Journal of Political Science 61 (3): 527-542. (ungated)

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2017. Campaigning on the welfare state: The impact of gender and gender diversity. Journal of European Social Policy 27 (3): 215–228.

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2017. How women's political representation affects spending on family benefits. Journal of Social Policy 46 (3): 563-581. (ungated)

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz, Martin Dolezal & Wolfang C. Müller. 2017. Gender differences in negative campaigning: The impact of party environments. Politics & Gender 13 (1): 81-106. (ungated)

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2017. Die personelle Verflechtung zwischen Sozialpartnern und Bundesregierung in Österreich, 1945–2015. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 45 (3): 29-44.

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2016. A welfare state for whom? A group-based account of the Austrian Freedom Party’s social policy profile. Swiss Political Science Review 22 (3): 409-427.

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2016. Do parties matter in delegation? Partisan preferences and the creation of regulatory agencies in Europe. Regulation & Governance 10 (3): 193-210.

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2016. The party politicization of administrative elites in the Netherlands. Acta Politica 51 (4): 451-471.

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2016. The politicization of regulatory agencies: Between partisan influence and formal independence. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 26 (3): 507-518.

Dolezal, Martin, Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik, Wolfgang C. Müller & Anna Katharina Winkler. 2016. Analyzing manifestos in their electoral context: A new approach applied to Austria, 2002-2008. Political Science Research and Methods 4 (3): 641-650. (ungated)

Dolezal, Martin, Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik & Wolfgang C. Müller. 2016. Negative campaigning and the logic of retaliation in multiparty competitionInternational Journal of Press/Politics 21 (2): 253-272.

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2015. Credibility versus control: Agency independence and partisan influence in the regulatory state. Comparative Political Studies 48 (7): 823-853. (ungated)

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz & Wolfgang C. Müller. 2015. Intra-party democracy, political performance, and the survival of party leaders: Austria, 1945-2011. Party Politics 21 (6): 930-943.

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2014. Party politics and the survival of central bank governors. European Journal of Political Research 53 (3): 500-519. (ungated)

Schermann, Katrin & Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik. 2014. Explaining coalition-bargaining outcomes: Evidence from Austria, 2002-2008. Party Politics 20 (5): 791-801.

Schermann, Katrin & Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik. 2014. Coalition policy making under constraints: Examining the role of preferences and institutions. West European Politics 37 (3): 564-583. [This paper has been awarded the Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize 2014]

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2014. The politics of patronage and coalition. How parties allocate managerial positions in state-owned enterprises. Political Studies 62 (2): 398-417.

Dolezal, Martin, Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik, Wolfgang C. Müller & Anna Katharina Winkler. 2014. How parties compete for votes. A test of saliency theoryEuropean Journal of Political Research 53 (1): 57-76.

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2014. Political control and managerial survival in state-owned enterprisesGovernance 27 (1): 135-161.

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz & Martin Ejnar Hansen. 2013. The contingent nature of local party system nationalization: the case of Austria 1985-2009. Local Government Studies 39 (6): 777-791.

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2013. Die parteipolitische Besetzung von Spitzenfunktionen in österreichischen Staatsunternehmen: eine quantitative AnalyseÖsterreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 42 (2): 125-143.

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2013. Portfolio allocation within parties: The role of regional party branches. The Journal of Legislative Studies 19 (3): 309-327. (ungated)

Dolezal, Martin, Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik, Wolfgang C. Müller & Anna Katharina Winkler. 2012. The life cycle of party manifestos: Exploring the Austrian case. West European Politics 35 (4): 869-895.

Ennser, Laurenz. 2012. The homogeneity of West European party families: The radical right in comparative perspective. Party Politics 18 (2): 151-171.


Book chapters

Dolezal, Martin, Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik & Wolfgang C. Müller. 2015. When do parties attack their competitors? Negative campaigning in Austria, 2002-2008. In: Alessandro Nai and Annemarie Walter (eds.) New Perspectives on Negative Campaigning: Why Attack Politics Matters. Colchester: ECPR Press, 165-181.

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz & Gijs Schumacher. 2015. Why some leaders die hard (and others don’t): Party goals, party institutions, and how they interact. In: William Cross & Jean-Benoit Pilet (eds.) The Politics of Party Leadership: A Cross-National Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 107-127.

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz & Wolfgang C. Müller. 2014. The selection of party leaders in Austria: Channeling ambition effectively. In: Jean-Benoit Pilet & William Cross (eds.) The Selection of Political Party Leaders in Contemporary Parliamentary Democracies. A Comparative Study. London: Routledge, 62-76.

Dolezal, Martin, Martin Haselmayer, David Johann, Kathrin Thomas & Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik. 2014. Negative campaigning. In: Sylvia Kritzinger, Wolfgang C. Müller, Klaus Schönbach (eds.) Die Nationalratswahl 2013. Wie Parteien, Medien und Wählerschaft zusammenwirken. Vienna: Böhlau, 99-111.



Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2013. Pledges, Posts, and Patronage: Office and Policy Payoffs in Austrian Coalition Governments. Dissertation, University of Vienna.

Ennser, Laurenz. 2010. The Meaning of Left and Right. Cross-National Variation in Mass Public Value Orientations in Europe. Diploma thesis, University of Vienna.


Online contributions

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2016. Regulierungsbehörden mögen Parteibücher. FWF Scilog.

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2015. Formal Independence Makes Agencies More Prone to Politicization. Osservatorio AIR.

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2015. Regulatory Agencies between Legal Independence and Party Politics. Osservatorio AIR.

Ennser-Jedenastik, Laurenz. 2013. Central bank governors in Europe are less likely to be removed from office if they have the same political affiliation as the current government. LSE EUROPP Blog.


Grants and awards

Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize for one of the two best papers published in West European Politics in 2014, together with Katrin Praprotnik for "Coalition Policy Making under Constraints: Examining the Role of Preferences and Institutions" (£ 250).

Nachwuchspreis 2013 for best dissertation, awarded by the Austrian Political Science Association (€ 1,000).

Doc.Award 2013, jointly awarded by the City of Vienna and the University of Vienna for an outstanding dissertation (€ 1,500).

Award of Excellence 2013, awarded by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF), for an outstanding dissertation (€ 2,500).

Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship Abroad (J 3409-G11), awarded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) for the project "Party Government, Patronage, and the Regulatory State" (€ 96,875). This project will be conducted at Leiden University between April 2013 and June 2014 and at the University of Vienna, Department of Government, between July and September 2014.

Hans Daalder Prize 2012 for best paper at the ECPR Graduate Conference, together with Katrin Schermann (€ 1,000).

Nachwuchspreis 2010 for best diploma thesis, awarded by the Austrian Political Science Association (€ 500).



Summer term 2017: Introduction to Comparative Politics, University of Vienna (Evaluation).

Summer term 2017: Parties and the Welfare State, University of Vienna (Evaluation).

Summer term 2016: Political Parties, State, and Society, University of Vienna (Evaluation).

Winter term 2015/16: Introduction to Austrian Politics & the European Union, University of Vienna (Evaluation).

Summer term 2015: Introduction to Comparative Politics, University of Vienna (Evaluation).

Spring term 2014: Political Parties and Democracy, Leiden University (Evaluation).

Summer term 2012: Introduction to Comparative Politics, University of Vienna (Evaluation).

Winter term 2011/12: Introduction to quantitative methods in the social sciences, University of Vienna (Evaluation).

Winter term 2010/11: Introduction to quantitative methods in the social sciences, University of Vienna



Zeitschriften: American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Party Politics, Journal of Public Policy, European Political Science Review, Political Studies, Public Choice, Social Policy & Administration, Regulation & Governance, Scandinavian Political Studies, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Acta Politica, Interest Groups & Advocacy, Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft

Publishers & institutions: Anniversary Fund of the Austrian National Bank (OeNB), Fund for Scientific Research – FNRS (Belgium), Austrian Political Science Association (ÖGPW), Palgrave Macmillan