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Clau Dermont
Clau Dermont
Political Scientist.

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I'm a Political Scientist at the University of Bern. Starting 2019, I'll join the Digital Democracy Lab at the University of Zurich. I focus on Opinion Formation, Participation, Digitalisation and Energy Policy. I'm interested in new methods and data visualization.

Rumantsch is my native language. As co-president of the Pro Svizra Rumantscha I'm standing up for a progressive language policy.

As balance for my digital live, I spend my free time in the mountains, whether skiing, mountaineering or climbing. The mountains are home and athletic challenge.

Academia / Work / Education

starting 2019: Postdoc at the University of Zurich at the Digital Democracy Lab.

2015-2018: PhD in Political Science, University of Bern, Prof. Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen.

2017: Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University with Prof. Dr. James N. Druckman.

since 2016: Political Expert for Somedia/Südostschweiz radio and newspaper.

2008-2014: BA in Social Sciences and MA in Political Science, University of Bern.

PROJECTS

Digital Democracy Lab

Digital Democracy Lab

University of Zurich

Starting January 2019, I'll join the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich. I'll work in the Digital Democracy Lab.

R and Datavis

R and Datavis

Independent and collab with gfzb.ch

I teach how to use R and visualise data in an intuitive, accurate way. Also, I support you in data analysis and visualisation. Contact me for offers and details.

grwatch.ch

grwatch.ch

Independent project

How the cantonal parliament of Grison votes is documented on grwatch.ch - with visualizations, résumés, analyses.

Energy Policy

Energy Policy

University of Bern

From 2015 to 2019, I participated as a PhD student in a project on energy policy and the acceptance of renewable energies.

TEMATICAS

  • 24.07.2017 Parteitrends in den Kantonen. Shinyapp.
  • 24.07.2017 TurnoutR - Partizipation über die Zeit. Shinyapp.
  • 28.11.2015 Manipulation durch Wahlsysteme: Bündner Majorz vs. Proporz. Analyse.
  • 20.10.2015 Panaschierstatistik 2015: BDP im Sinkflug. Analyse.

PUBLICAZIUNS

Dermont, C. 2018. Citizens’ support for the energy transition. The influence of policy and politics on citizens’ opinions towards renewable energy promotion. PhD thesis. University of Bern. Open Access.

Stadelmann-Steffen, I., Ingold, K., Rieder, S., Dermont, C., Kammermann, L. und Strotz, C. 2018. Akzeptanz erneuerbarer Energie. Bern, Luzern, Dübendorf: Universität Bern, Interface Politikstudien Forschung Beratung, EAWAG. Order.

Dermont, C. 2018. Environmental decision-making: the influence of policy information. Environmental Politics online first. doi: 10.1080/09644016.2018.1480258. Manuscript.

Dermont, C. and Stadelmann-Steffen, I. 2018. Who decides? Characteristics of a Vote and its Influence on the Electorate. Representation online first. doi:10.1080/00344893.2018.1550109. Manuscript.

Kammermann, L. and Dermont, C. 2018. How beliefs of the political elite and citizens on climate change influence support for Swiss energy transition policy. Energy Research & Social Science 48: 43-60. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2018.05.010. Manuscript.

Stadelmann-Steffen, I. and Dermont, C. 2018. The unpopularity of incentive-based instruments: what improves the cost–benefit ratio? Public Choice 175(1-2): 37-62. doi:10.1007/s11127-018-0513-9. Manuscript.

Dermont, C., Ingold, K., Kammermann, L. and Stadelmann-Steffen, I. 2017. Bringing the policy making perspective in: A political science approach to social acceptance. Energy Policy 108: 359–368. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.05.062. Manuscript.

Dermont, C. 2016. Taking Turns at the Ballot Box: Selective Participation as a New Perspective on Low Turnout. Swiss Political Science Review 22(2): 213-231. doi: 10.1111/spsr.12194. Manuscript.

Stadelmann-Steffen, I. and Dermont, C. 2015. How exclusive is assembly democracy? Citizens’ assembly and ballot participation compared. Swiss Political Science Review 22(1): 95-122. doi: 10.1111/spsr.12184. Manuscript.

Dermont, C. und Stadelmann-Steffen, I. 2014. Die politische Partizipation der jungen Erwachsenen. Universität Bern. Studie im Auftrag des DSJ/easyvote.

Dermont, C. 2014. Politische Partizipation “à la carte”. Die selektive Partizipation in der Schweiz. Masterarbeit: Universität Bern. makingsciencenews.com.

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Das Ja zum Energiegesetz, 18.7.2017

Motive eines Abstimmungsentscheids, 30.8.2016

Beteiligung an Gemeindeversammlungen, 21.12.2015


Selected media

BDP hofft auf zweiten Wahlgang, Schweiz Aktuell, 11.6.2018

Wählen ohne Wahl, Republik, 7.6.2018

"Stille Wahlen" in vielen Wahlkreisen, SRF Regionaljournal Graubünden, 4.6.2018

Rätoromanische Wahlserie zu den Grossratswahlen und den sechs antretenden Parteien: GLP/PVL, SVP/PPS, SP/PS, BDP/PBD, CVP/PCD, FDP/PLD, RTR, 18.-30.5.2018

So stimmten Eure Vertreter im Grossen Rat, Südostschweiz, 24.5.2018

Die BDP im Baukartell-Skandal, Echo der Zeit, 29.4.2018

In onn suenter las elecziuns - il proporz sut la marella, RTR, 18.10.2016

Der Grosse Rat ist transparent geworden, Bündner Tagblatt, 21.5.2015

Mehr Transparenz - ob es den Grossräten gefällt oder nicht, SRF Regionaljournal Graubünden, 9.5.2016

Proporz stellt Grossen Rat auf den Kopf, Bündner Tagblatt, 28.11.2015

BDP- und FDP-Wählerschaft wildert bei der Konkurrenz, Bündner Tagblatt, 20.10.2015

Der "gläserne" Grossrat, Bündner Tagblatt, 3.10.2015

Working papers

  • "Citizens’ Opinion towards Basic Income Proposals compared", with Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen R&R
  • "How campaigns (don’t) change voter preferences", with Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen R&R
  • "Political Candidates and the Energy Issue", with Lorenz Kammermann Noted for a SI submission
  • "Polarisierung in Parlamentsabstimmungen", book chapter
  • "Voters’ Strategy: Electoral Choice in Different Systems"
  • "What drives selective exposure during political campaigns?", with Guillaume Zumofen, Marc Bühlmann and Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen

CONTACT

clau.dermont@pm.me

@claudermont