Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Claudius Müller
T: +43-1-4277-49711
Summer term 2019
210077 VO BAK12: SpezialVO Austrian Politics - Austria’s Political Parties: History, Organization, and Politics
210127 SE M7: State Activity, Policy and Governance Analyses - Inter-Election Democracy

Müller, WC, Strobl, D, Bäck, H & Angelova, M 2019, 'Prime Minister Powers and Reform Productivity across Western European Countries' Paper presented at 115th American Political Science Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Washington D.C., United States, 29/08/19 - 1/09/19, .




Sieberer, U, Meyer, T, Bäck, H, Ceron, A, Falcó-Gimeno, A, Guinaudeau, I, Hansen, ME, Kolltveit, K, Louwerse, T, Müller, WC & Persson, T 2019, 'The political dynamics of portfolio design in European democracies', British Journal of Political Science.



Müller, WC & Kaltenegger, M 2019, 'Party congress politics: Towards the real story of party organizations.' Paper presented at, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 24/06/19 - 25/06/19, .


Bäck, H, Müller, WC, Angelova, M & Strobl, D 2019, 'Ministerial Autonomy, Parliamentary Scrutiny and Government Reform Output in Parliamentary Democracies' Paper presented at European Political Science Association 9th Annual Conference, Belfast, United Kingdom, 20/06/19 - 22/06/19, .

Bergman, T, Ilonszki, G & Müller, WC 2019, Coalition Governance in Central Eastern Europe. Comparative Politics, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Müller, WC, Bergman, T & Ilonszki, G 2019, Extending the Coalition Life-cycle Approach to Central Eastern Europe – An Introduction. in T Bergman, G Ilonszki & WC Müller (eds), Coalition Governance in Central Eastern Europe. Comparative Politics, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Bergman, T, Ilonszki, G & Müller, WC 2019, The Coalition Life-cycle in Central Eastern Europe. in Coalition Governance in Central Eastern Europe. Oxford University Press.

Müller, WC 2019, Governments and Bureaucracies. in D Caramani (ed.), Comparative Politics. 5 edn, Oxford University Press.


Müller, WC, Strobl, D, Angelova, M & Bäck, H 2018, 'Prime Minister Powers and Reform Productivity across Western European Multiparty Governments' Paper presented at, Wien, Austria, 21/06/18 - 23/06/18, .









Angelova, M, Strobl, D, Bäck, H & Müller, WC 2018, 'Electoral Cycles in Government Policy Making: Strategic Timing of Austerity Reform Measures in Western Europe' APSA Annual Meeting and Exhibition , Boston, United States, 30/08/18 - 2/09/18, pp. 1.

Bäck, H, Müller, WC, Angelova, M & Strobl, D 2018, 'Ministerial Government and Reform Productivity in Parliamentary Democracies1' Paper presented at APSA Annual Meeting and Exhibition , Boston, United States, 30/08/18 - 2/09/18, pp. 1.

Bäck, H, Müller, WC, Angelova, M & Strobl, D 2018, 'Ministerial Government and Reform Productivity in Parliamentary Democracies1' Paper presented at, Chicago, United States, 5/04/18 - 8/04/18, pp. 1.

Müller, WC, Strobl, D, Bäck, H & Angelova, M 2018, 'Prime Minister Powers and Reform Productivity across Western European Countries' Paper presented at, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 25/09/18 - 28/09/18, pp. 1.

Bodlos, A, Ennser-Jedenastik, L, Haselmayer, M, Meyer, T & Müller, WC 2018, The Austrian Election of 2017: An Election Won in the Long Campaign. in B Laffan & L Cicchi (eds), 2017: Europe's Bumper Year of Elections. European University Institute, Florence, pp. 151-172. https://doi.org/10.2870/66375

Angelova, M, Bäck, H, Müller, WC & Strobl, D 2017, 'Veto Player Theory and Reform Making in Western Europe' Paper presented at, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 7/04/16 - 10/04/16, .

Müller, WC 2017, Austria: Rejecting Nuclear Energy – From Party Competition Accident to State Doctrine. in WC Müller & PW Thurner (eds), The Politics of Nuclear Energy in Western Europe. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 98-124.
















Thurner, PW & Müller, WC 2017, Comparative Policy Indicators on Nuclear Energy. in WC Müller & PW Thurner (eds), The Politics of Nuclear Energy in Western Europe. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 47-64.

Müller, WC, Thurner, PW & Schulz, C 2017, Conclusion: Explaining Nuclear Policy Reversals. in P Thurner & W Müller (eds), The Politics of Nuclear Energy in Western Europe. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 286-360. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198747031.003.0012



Müller, WC & Thurner, PW 2017, Nuclear Energy in Western Europe: Revival or Rejection? An Introduction. in WC Müller & PW Thurner (eds), The Politics of Nuclear Energy in Western Europe. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 1-20.

Müller, WC & Kaltenegger, M 2017, 'Party Organization as Constraints for Party Leaders: A Research Program' Paper presented at, Mailand, Italy, 26/06/17 - 27/06/17, .

Thurner, PW, Brouard, S, Dolezal, M, Guinaudeau, I, Hutter, S & Müller, WC 2017, The Conflict over Nuclear Energy: Public Opinion, Protest Movements, and Green Parties in Comparative Perspective. in WC Müller & PW Thurner (eds), The Politics of Nuclear Energy in Western Europe. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 65-97.

Müller, WC & Thurner, PW 2017, Understanding Policy Reversals and Policy Stability: Grundlegende Policy-Änderungen und Policy-Stabilität verstehen. in The Politics of Nuclear Energy in Western Europe. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 21-46.

Bäck, H, Müller, WC, Angelova, M & Strobl, D 2017, 'Who Makes Policy? The Impact of Ministers on Reform Productivity in Coalition Governments1' Paper presented at 75th Annual MPSA Conference, Chicago, United States, 6/04/17 - 9/04/17, pp. 1.



Poguntke, T, Scarrow, SE, Webb, PD, Allein, EH, Aylott, N, van Biezen, I, Calossi, E, Costa Lobo, M, Cross, WP, Deschouwer, K, Enyedi, Z, Fabre, E, Farrell, DM, Gauja, A, Pizzimenti, E, Kopecký, P, Koole, R, Müller, WC, Kosiara-Pedersen, K, Rahat, G, Szczerbiak, A, van Haute, E & Verge, T 2016, 'Party Rules, Party Resources, and the Politics of Parliamentary Democracies: How Parties Organize in the 21st Century', Party Politics, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 661-678. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354068816662493

Jenny, M & Müller, WC 2016, 'What is Left and Right? What real politicians think: A study of Austrian parliamentary candidates' Paper presented at, Brüssel, Belgium, 23/06/16 - 25/06/16, .







Angelova, M, Bäck, H, Müller, WC & Strobl, D 2016, 'Veto Player Theory and Reform Making in Western Europe' Paper presented at Workshop of Multiparty Governance and Policymaking in Parliamentary Democracies, Mannheim, Germany, 12/05/16, pp. 1.


Müller, WC 2015, Executive Government’. in JD Wright (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 8, Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 497–502.





Dolezal, M, Ennser-Jedenastik, L & Müller, WC 2015, When do parties attack their competitors? Negative campaigning in Austria, 2002-2008. in A Nai & AS Walter (eds), New Perspectives on Negative Campaigning: Why Attack Politics Matters. ECPR Press, Colchester, pp. 165-181.




Jenny, M, Müller, WC & Danzer, M 2014, 'Who are the Principals? Members of Parliament’s Focus of Representation in European Countries' Paper presented at, London, United Kingdom, 7/02/14 - 7/02/14, .

Jenny, M & Müller, WC 2014, Das Wahlergebnis. in S Kritzinger, WC Müller & K Schönbach (eds), Die Nationalratswahl 2013: Wie Parteien, Medien und Wählerschaft zusammenwirken. Böhlau Verlag, Wien, pp. 215-230.

Aichholzer, J, Kritzinger, S, Jenny, M, Müller, WC, Schönbach, K & Vonbun, R 2014, Die Ausgangslage. in S Kritzinger, WC Müller & K Schönbach (eds), Die Nationalratswahl 2013. : Wie Parteien, Medien und Wählerschaft zusammenwirken. 1 edn, Böhlau Verlag, Wien, pp. 9-38.



Kritzinger, S, Müller, WC & Schönbach, K 2014, Lektionen, Konsequenzen, Ausblicke. in Die Nationalratswahl 2013: Wie Parteien, Medien und Wählerschaft zusammenwirken. Böhlau Verlag, Wien, pp. 231-240.

Jenny, M, Müller, WC, Eder, N, Bradbury, J & Ilonszki, G 2014, MPs' Inter-party Contacts and the Operation of Party Democracy. in K Deschouwer & S Depauw (eds), Representing the People: A Survey Among Members of Statewide and Substate Parliaments. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 137-165.


Müller, WC & Sieberer, U 2014, Procedure and Rules in Legislatures. in S Martin, T Saalfeld & K Strom (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies. Oxford University Press, Oxford.



Ennser-Jedenastik, L & Müller, WC 2014, The Selection of Party Leaders in Austria: Channeling Ambition Effectively. in J-B Pilet & W Cross (eds), The Selection of Political Party Leaders in Contemporary Parliamentary Democracies: A Comparative Study. Routledge, London, pp. 62-76.

Meyer, T, Müller, WC & Ecker, A 2013, 'The distribution of ministries in coalition governments' Paper presented at 7th ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux 2013, Bordeaux, France, 4/09/13 - 7/09/13, .


Müller, WC & Jenny, M 2013, Demokratischer Rollentausch oder Systembruch? Parlamentarische Beziehungen in der Ära Schüssel 2000-2006. in Die umstrittene Wende: Österreich 2000-2006. Böhlau Verlag, Wien, pp. 53-80.


Bergman, T, Ecker, A & Müller, WC 2013, How Parties Govern: Political Parties and the Internal Organization of Government. in WC Müller & HM Narud (eds), Party Governance and Party Democracy. Studies in Public Choice, Springer New York LLC, pp. 33-50.

Müller, WC & Narud, HM (eds) 2013, Party Governance and Party Democracy. Studies in Public Choice, Springer, New York.

Müller, WC & Narud, HM 2013, Party Governance and Party Democracy. in WC Müller & HM Narud (eds), Party Governance and Party Democracy. Studies in Public Choice, Springer Science+Business Media, pp. 1-12.

Schermann, K, Jenny, M & Müller, WC 2013, 'Scientific expertise: A catalyst of political reforms?' Paper presented at, Innsbruck, Austria, 19/09/13 - 21/09/13, .



Müller, WC & Gutierrez, JM 2012, A Parametric Approach to Electoral Systems. in Borda Working Papers. vol. 1203, Borda Working Papers , Unknown publisher.


Müller, WC 2012, Electoral system for European Parliament elections. in Regional list voting systems. The Constitutional Unit, London.

Jenny, M & Müller, WC 2012, Measuring the "Europeanization" of Austrian Law-Making: Legal and Contextual Factors. in The Europeanization of Domestic Legislatures: The Empirical Implications of the Delors' Myth in Nine Countries. Springer, New York, pp. 39-58.

Jenny, M & Müller, WC 2012, Parliamentary Roles of MPs in Sharp and Soft Focus: Interviews and behavioral record compared. in Bringing Legislative Roles Back In. Routledge, London.

Jenny, M & Müller, WC 2012, Parliamentary roles of MPs in sharp and soft focus: Interviews and behavioral record compared. in M Blomgren & O Rozenberg (eds), Parliamentary Roles in Modern Legislatures. Routledge, London, pp. 145-161.


Schermann, K, Jenny, M & Müller, WC 2012, 'Sozialpartnerschaftliche Strukturpolitik durch Politikberatung: Das Auslaufen eines Modells' Paper presented at Tag der Politikwissenschaft 2012, Graz, Austria, 29/11/12 - 30/11/12, .

Müller, WC, Jenny, M & Ecker, A 2012, The Elites-Masses Gap in European Integration. in H Best, G Lengyel & L Verzichelli (eds), The Europe of Elites: A Study into the Europeanness of Europe's Political and Economic Elites. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 167-191.


Ecker, A, Jenny, M & Müller, WC 2011, 'Dynamic Representation: Does the Electoral Cycle Matter? A study of 15 European Democracies' Paper presented at ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, St. Gallen 2011, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 12/04/11 - 17/04/11, .

Ecker, A, Jenny, M & Müller, WC 2011, 'Dynamic Representation: Does the Electoral Cycle Matter? A study of 65 Parties in 14 European Democracies' Paper presented at Issue-Congruence and Political Communication in Representative Democracies, Dornburg, Germany, 28/10/11 - 29/10/11, .


Müller, WC 2011, Governments and Bureaucracies. in D Caramani (ed.), Comparative Politics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 141-161.





Müller, WC 2011, Successful Failure: Ill-conceived pre-commitments and welcome bargaining failure paving the way to minorty government in Austria. in The Puzzle of Government Formation: Coalition Theory and Deviant Cases. Routledge, London, pp. 88-111.




Müller, WC, Eder, N & Jenny, M 2010, Demokratiereform: Reformnotwendigkeiten, Reformbereitschaft und Reformpotentiale in Österreich. in Parlament Transparent. vol. 5 (1-2), Springer-Verlag Wien, Wien, pp. 62-68.

Müller, WC, Jenny, M, Ecker, A, Eder, N & Skrivanek, I 2010, Der Elite-Public Gap in der europäischen Integration. Ein europäischer Vergleich. in R Pfefferle, N Schmidt & G Valchars (eds), Europa als Prozess: 15 Jahre Europäische Union und Österreich. Festschrift für Peter Gerlich. LIT Verlag, Wien, pp. 115-130.




Miller, B & Müller, WC 2010, Koalitionsmechanismen in einer Großen Koalition: Das Beispiel der Regierung Merkel. in Die Große Koalition 2005–2009. Eine Bilanz der Regierung Merkel. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden, pp. 154-177.

Müller, WC, Bovens, M, Gronnegaard Christensen, J, Jenny, M & Yesilkagit, K 2010, 'Legal Europeanization: Comparative Perspectives.', Public Administration, vol. 88, no. 1, pp. 75-87.

Miller, B & Müller, WC 2010, 'Managing Grand Coalitions: Germany 2005-2009.', German Politics, vol. 19, no. 3-4, pp. 332-352.


Müller, WC & Meyer, T 2010, Mutual Veto? How Coalitions Work. in T König, G Tsebelis & M Debus (eds), Reform processes and policy change: Veto players and decision-making in modern democracies. Studies in Public Choice , vol. 16, Springer, New York, pp. 99-124. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-5809-9_5



Jenny, M, Müller, WC & Eder, N 2010, Wie "europäisch" sind Österreichs Journalisten? Opinion Leaders im Vergleich. in A Kaltenbrunner, M Karmasin & D Kraus (eds), Journalistenreport III - Politikjournalismus. Facultas Verlags- und Buchhandels AG, Wien, pp. 33-48.

Müller, WC 2009, Government Formation. in T Landman & N Robinson (eds), Handbook of Comparative Politics. Sage Publications Ltd., London, pp. 227–245.

Müller, WC & Meyer, T 2009 'Mutual Veto? How Coalitions Work' Unknown publisher.


Müller, WC 2009, 'The Austrian Snap Elections 2008', Electoral Studies, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 514–517.


Dachs, H, Gerlich, P, Gottweis, H, Kramer, H, Lauber, V, Müller, WC & Tálos, E (eds) 2006, Politik in Österreich. Das Handbuch. Manzsche Verlags- und Universitätsbuchhandlung GmbH.

Dolezal, M & Müller, WC 2001, Die Mitgliedschaft in der Europäischen Union und die Rolle des Nationalrats. in WC Müller, M Jenny, B Steininger, M Dolezal, W Philipp & S Preisl-Westphal (eds), Die österreichischen Abgeordneten. Individuelle Präferenzen und politisches Verhalten. WUV Universitätsverlag, Wien, pp. 479-520.

Müller, WC, Jenny, M, Steininger, B, Dolezal, M, Philipp, W & Preisl-Westphal, S 2001, Die österreichischen Abgeordneten. Individuelle Präferenzen und politisches Verhalten. WUV Universitätsverlag, Wien.

Dolezal, M & Müller, WC 2001, Die Wahlkreisarbeit. in WC Müller, M Jenny, B Steininger, M Dolezal, W Philipp & S Preisl-Westphal (eds), Die österreichischen Abgeordneten. Individuelle Präferenzen und politisches Verhalten. WUV Universitätsverlag, Wien, pp. 89-181.

“Strong“ vs. “Weak“ Governments and the Challenge of Economic Reforms

Wolfgang Claudius Müller (Speaker)
22 May 2019

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How to get funded and how to get published in good journals

Wolfgang Claudius Müller (Speaker)
7 Feb 2019

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“Strong“ vs. “Weak“ Governments and the Challenge of Economic Reforms

Wolfgang Claudius Müller (Speaker)
6 Feb 2019

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The Austrian 2017 Election: The End of an Era

Wolfgang Claudius Müller (Speaker)
8 Mar 2018

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Rewards and Appeasement: Explaining Patterns of Parties’ Responsiveness towards Activist Preferences

Wolfgang Claudius Müller (Speaker)
9 Feb 2018

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Ministerial government and reform productivity in parliamentary democracies

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3 Dec 2017

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Party Organization as Resource and as Constraints: A Research Program

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5 Oct 2017

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Nationalratswahl 2013. Was hat Österreich bewegt?

Wolfgang Claudius Müller (Speaker)
30 Nov 2013

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The Role of the Parties in National Election Campaigns Today

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28 Nov 201329 Nov 2013

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Dos and Don´ts bei der Projektantragstellung

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21 Nov 2013

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Beyond Institutional Stability. Mapping Changes in Parliamentary Rules across European Democracies

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30 Aug 2012

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Beyond Institutional Stability. Mapping Changes in Parliamentary Rules across European Democracies

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24 Jun 2012

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Who benefits from parliamentary rule change? Majority and minority rights in Western European parliaments

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10 Apr 2012

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Zum aktuellen Politikverständnis in Österreich: Zum Politikverständnis österreichischer Politiker

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6 May 2011

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The Architecture of Coalition Governance.

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10 Sep 2010

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The Ideological Cohesion of Political Parties. An Analysis of Parliamentary Speeches in Austria and Germany.

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10 Sep 2009

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Mutual Veto? How Coalitions Work.

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14 May 2009

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Engineering Parliamentary Rules. A Theoretical Framework and Macro Patterns in 20 European Democracies.

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14 Apr 2009

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How Political Parties Enforce Patronage Deals.

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14 Apr 2009

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Koalitionsmechanismen in einer Großen Koalition: Das Beispiel der Regierung Merkel.

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16 Mar 2009

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