Paul W. Thurner

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Spatial models of voting predominate in the formalization of political decisions and continue to be a growth industry in political science. But strict empirical applications of this theory have been rare. Only recently, conditional discrete choice models have been proposed to fill the gap between formal and empirical models and to predict the individual(More)
Does the European Union (EU) represent a new political order replacing the old nation-states? The assessment of the real character of political orders requires the identification of political key actors and of the specific structure of their interactions. Transgovernmental networks have been considered to be one of the most important features of EU(More)
The increasing popularity of the Spatial Theory of Voting has given rise to the frequent usage of multinomial logit/probit models with alternative-specific covariates. The flexibility of these models comes along with one severe drawback: the proliferation of coefficients, resulting in high-dimensional and difficult-to-interpret models. In particular, choice(More)
In international politics, intergovernmental treaties provide the rules of the game. In this paper, we deal with the rules under which the contents of treaties may be changed, such as rules for adoption and entry into force and rules for dispute resolution. Based on 400 treaties and supplementary agreements from the field of international environmental law,(More)
There is widespread agreement within academic literature that the NSDAP systematically and effectively targeted the rural areas beginning with the agrarian crisis in 1927/8. However, one issue is left unresolved: were specific levels of agricultural strata differently attracted to the Nazis, and if so, how? In light of the economic and political incentives(More)
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