Peer Reviewed Articles

Ruedin, Didier, Johanna Probst, Philippe Wanner, Denise Efionayi-Mäder, and Patrick Bodenmann. 2022. ‘COVID-19-Related Health Literacy of Socioeconomically Vulnerable Migrant Groups’. International Journal of Public Health. Forthcoming. [ Video of conference presentation ]

Ruedin, Didier, and Eva Van Belle. 2022. “The Extent of Résumé Whitening.” Sociological Research Online. Forthcoming.

Fibbi, Rosita, Didier Ruedin, Robin Stünzi, and Eva Zschirnt. 2022. “Hiring Discrimination on the Basis of Skin Colour?  A Correspondence Test in Switzerland.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 48(7):1515-35. doi:10.1080/1369183X.2021.1999795 [ Open Access | Video abstract ]

Piccoli, Lorenzo, Jelena Dzankic, and Didier Ruedin. 2021. ‘Citizenship, Migration and Mobility in a Pandemic (CMMP): A Global Dataset of COVID-19 Restrictions on Human Movement’. PLOS ONE. 16(3): e0248066.  [ Open Access | Data: Mobility and border control | Data: International travel restrictions | Video summary ]

Zufferey, J., Steiner, I. and Ruedin, D. 2021. ‘The many forms of multiple migrations: Evidence from a sequence analysis in Switzerland, 1998 to 2008’. International Migration Review. 55(1):254-279. doi:10.1177/0197918320914239 [ Link to Publisher | Post-print | Video abstract ]

Bitschnau, Marco, Leslie Ader, Didier Ruedin, and Gianni D’Amato. 2021. “Politicising Immigration in Times of Crisis: Empirical Evidence from Switzerland.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 47(17):3864-3890. doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2021.1936471. [ Open Access | Data: on Zenodo | Replication code | Video summary ]

Ruedin, Didier. 2021. ‘Decision-Making Under Uncertainty: African Migrants in the Spotlight’. Social Inclusion 9 (1): 182–186. [ Open Access | Editorial ]

Hadj-Abdou, Leila, and Didier Ruedin. 2021. ‘The Austrian People’s Party: An Anti-Immigrant Right Party?’ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Forthcoming. doi:10.1080/1369183X.2020.1853904 [ Link to Publisher | Replication material ]

Chimienti, Milena, Claudio Bolzman, and Didier Ruedin. 2021. ‘The Sociology of Migration in Switzerland: Past, Present and Future’. Swiss Journal of Sociology. 47(1):7-26. doi:10.2478/sjs-2021-0004 [ Open Access | Editorial]

Pecoraro, Marco, and Didier Ruedin. 2020. ‘Occupational Exposure to Foreigners and Attitudes towards Equal Opportunities’. Migration Studies. 8(3):382-423. doi:10.1093/migration/mnz006 [ Link to Publisher | Post-print | Pre-print as working paper (peer-reviewed) ]

Ruedin, Didier. 2020. ‘Do We Need Multiple Questions to Capture Feeling Threatened by Immigrants?’ Political Research Exchange. 2(1): 1758576. doi:10.1080/2474736X.2020.1758576 [ Link to Publisher | Replication material | Data ]


Carvalho, J. and Ruedin, D. 2020. ‘The Positions Mainstream Left Parties Adopt on Immigration: A Crosscutting Cleavage?’, Party Politics. 26(4). doi:10.1177/1354068818780533 [ Link to Publisher | Post-print | Replication Material ]

Heerden, Sjoerdje van, and Didier Ruedin. 2019. ‘How Attitudes towards Immigrants Are Shaped by Residential Context: The Role of Neighbourhood Dynamics, Immigrant Visibility, and Areal Attachment’. Urban Studies. 56(2):317–334. doi:10.1177/0042098017732692 [ Link to Publisher | Post-print | Blog Post ]


Ruedin, Didier. 2019. ‘Attitudes to Immigrants in South Africa: Personality and Vulnerability’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 45(7): 1108-1126. doi:10.1080/1369183X.2018.1428086 [ Link to Publisher | Post-print | Supplementary and Replication Material | Presentation | Press coverage + + ]


Ruedin, Didier and Laura Morales. 2019. “Estimating Party Positions on Immigration: Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Different Methods”. Party Politics. 25(3):303–14. doi:10.1177/1354068817713122 [ Link to Publisher | Supplementary Material | Post-print | Blog Post ]

Ruedin, Didier. 2019. ‘South African Parties Hardly Politicise Immigration in Their Electoral Manifestos’. Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies. 46(2):206-18. doi:10.1080/02589346.2019.1608713 [ Open Access | Post-print | Replication material ]

Ruedin, D. and Nesturi, M. 2018. ‘Choosing to migrate illegally: Evidence from return migrants’, International Migration, 56 (4): 235–49. doi:10.1111/imig.12461 [ Link to Publisher | Post-print ]

Ruedin, Didier. 2018. ‘Participation in Local Elections: ‘Why Don’t Immigrants Vote More?’’ Parliamentary Affairs. 71(2):243–262. doi:10.1093/pa/gsx024 [ Link to Publisher | Supplementary and Replication Material | Post-print | Data | Blog Post ]


Berkhout, Joost, and Didier Ruedin. 2017. “Why Religion? Immigrant Groups as Objects of Political Claims on Immigration and Civic Integration in Western Europe, 1995–2009”. Acta Politica. 52(2): 156-178. doi:10.1057/ap.2016.1 [ Link to Publisher | Supplementary Material | Post-print | earlier SOM Working Paper  | Data ]


Ruedin, Didier. 2017. “Citizenship regimes and the politicization of immigrant groups”. Austrian Journal of Political Sciences. 46(1):7-19. doi:10.15203/ozp.1591.vol46iss1 [ Open Access | Supplementary and Replication Material | Data ]


Zschirnt, Eva and Didier Ruedin. 2016. “Ethnic discrimination in hiring decisions: A meta-analysis of correspondence tests 1990–2015”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42(7):1115-34. doi:10.1080/1369183X.2015.1133279 [ Link to Publisher | Pre-print on SSRN | Post-print | Replication Material | ☆ 2nd Place, RC31 ‘Best Article’ 2018; ☆ 2nd Place, Rinus Penninx Award 2015]


Pecoraro, Marco, and Didier Ruedin. 2016. “A Foreigner Who Doesn’t Steal My Job: The Role of Unemployment Risk and Values in Attitudes towards Equal Opportunities.” International Migration Review. 50(3):628-66. doi:10.1111/imre.12162 [ Link to Publisher | post-print | peer reviewed FORS Working Paper (pre-print) | Summary in Die Volkswirtschaft | ☆ Finalist for the SAGW Prix Relève/Nachwuchspreis 2016 ]


Ruedin, Didier, Camilla Alberti, and Gianni D’Amato. 2015. “Immigration and integration policy in Switzerland, 1848 to 2014”, Swiss Political Science Review 21(1): 5-22. doi:10.1111/spsr.12144 [ Link to Publisher | Post-print | Data ]


Ruedin, Didier. 2015. “Increasing validity by recombining existing indices: MIPEX as a measure of citizenship models.” Social Science Quarterly 96(2): 629-638. doi:10.1111/ssqu.12162 [ Link to Publisher | Replication Material | Additional figures | Post-print ]


Morales, Laura, Jean-Benoit Pilet, and Didier Ruedin. 2015. “The Gap between Public Preferences and Policies on Immigration: A Comparative Examination of the Effect of Politicization on Policy Congruence” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(9):1495-1516. doi:10.1080/1369183X.2015.1021598 [ Link to Publisher | Pre-print | Supplementary Material ]


Ruedin, Didier. 2013. “The role of language in the automatic coding of political texts.” Swiss Political Science Review 19(4): 539-45. doi:10.1111/spsr.12050 [ Link to Publisher | Post-print | Replication Data ]


Ruedin, Didier. 2013. “Obtaining party positions on immigration in Switzerland: Comparing different methods.” Swiss Political Science Review 19(1): 84-105. doi:10.1111/spsr.12018 [ Link to Publisher | Post-print | Replication Data | R Code | Stopwords ]


Ruedin, Didier. 2012. “The representation of women in national parliaments: A cross-national comparison.” European Sociological Review 28(1): 96–109. doi:10.1093/esr/jcq050 [ Link to Publisher | Post-print ]


Ruedin, Didier. 2012. “Individual representation: A different approach to political representation.” Representation 48(1): 115–29. doi:10.1080/00344893.2012.653248 [ Link to Publisher | Post-print | R-package | old version with more figures: peer reviewed DISC Working Paper | ☆ Short-listed for the SPSA Prize for the Best Political Science Journal Article by a Young Researcher 2014 ]


Ruedin, Didier. 2010. “The relationship between levels of gender and ethnic group representation.” Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 10(2): 92–106. doi:10.1111/j.1754-9469.2010.01066.x [ Link to Publisher | Post-print | Data ]


Ruedin, Didier. 2009. “Ethnic group representation in a cross-national comparison.” The Journal of Legislative Studies 15(4): 335–54. doi:10.1080/13572330903302448 [ Full Article | Data | Post-print | ☆ Winner of the 2010 SNIS International Geneva Award ]


Ruedin, Didier. 2007. “Testing Milbrath’s 1965 Framework of Political Participation: Institutions and Social Capital.” Contemporary Issues and Ideas in Social Sciences 3(3). [ Open Access | Full Paper | Full Simulation Code ]


Peer Reviewed Monograph
Ruedin, Didier. 2013. Why Aren’t They There? The Political Representation of Women, Ethnic Groups and Issue Positions in Legislatures. Colchester: ECPR Press. [ Link to Publisher | TOC | Sample Chapter | e-Book | e-Book (ECPR) | Book Review | Book Review ]

Working Papers

Ruedin, Didier. 2017. “Qualitative Regressions: Model the uncertainty in your (qualitative) data to make better inferences.” SocArXiv Working Paper, 1–12. DOI:10.17605/OSF.IO/TWQ5U [ Full Paper ]

Ruedin, Didier. 2017. “Attitudes to Immigrants of the Moderate Left in Switzerland.” SocArXiv Working Paper, 1–4. DOI:10.17605/OSF.IO/KBRKQ [ Full Paper ]

Ruedin, Didier. 2011. “Conceptualizing the integration of immigrants and other groups.” COMPAS Working Paper 89.  [ Full Paper ]

Ruedin, Didier. 2011. “The reliability of MIPEX indicators as scales.” SOM Working Paper 3: 1–19. [ Full Paper | Replication Data ]

Ruedin, Didier. 2011. “The role of social capital in the political participation of immigrants: Evidence from agent-based modelling.” SFM Discussion Paper 27. [ Full Paper | Full Simulation Code ]

Ruedin, Didier. 2010. “Wie würden Personen ohne den roten Pass wählen: Wahlverhalten von Ausländerinnen und Ausländern.” SFM Discussion Paper 24. [ Full Paper ]

Ruedin, Didier. 2009. “The proportion of women in national parliament as a measure of women’s status in society.” Oxford Sociology Working Papers 5. [ Full Paper ]

Edited Volumes and Special Issues

Ruedin, D. 2021. Special issue. ‘Decision-Making under Uncertainty: African Migrants in the Spotlight’, Social Inclusion. Forthcoming. [ Open Access ]

Chimienti, M., Bolzman, C. and Ruedin, D. 2020. Special issue. ‘Sociology of Migration: past, present, future’, Swiss Journal of Sociology. Forthcoming. [ Open Access ]


Van der Brug, Wouter, Gianni D’Amato, Joost Berkhout, and Didier Ruedin, eds. 2015. The Politicisation of Immigration: A Comparative Study of Seven Countries (1995-2009). Abingdon: Routledge. [ Link to Publisher | drawing on the SOM Project]


Söderström, Ola, Shalini Randeria, Didier Ruedin, Gianni D’Amato, and Francesco Panese, eds. 2013. Critical Mobilities. Abingdon: Routledge. [ Link to Publisher | Cover and TOC | Book Review (in French) | Extract | drawing on the MOVE Network on mobility studies]

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Pfirter, Luca, Lisa Marie Borrelli, Didier Ruedin, and Stefanie Kurt. 2021. “Citizenship Models and Migrant Integration – Rethinking the Intersection of Citizenship and Migrant Integration through (b)Ordering.” Pp. 52–65 in Handbook of Citizenship and Migration, edited by M. Giugni and M. Grasso. London: Edward Elgar. DOI: 10.4337/9781789903133 [ Link to Publisher (chapter) | Link to Publisher (book) | Post-print]

Ruedin, D. 2020. ‘Ethnic and Regional Minorities’. In Handbook of Political Representation in Liberal Democracies, edited by Robert Rohrschneider and Jacques JA Thomassen. Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198825081.013.10 [ Link to Publisher | Pre-print ]

Auer, Daniel, and Didier Ruedin. 2019. ‘Who Feels Disadvantaged? Drivers of Perceived Discrimination in Switzerland’. In Migrants and Expats: The Swiss Migration and Mobility Nexus, edited by Ilka Steiner and Philippe Wanner. IMISCOE Research Series. New York: Springer. [ Link to Publisher | Replication material ]

D’Amato, Gianni, and Didier Ruedin. 2018. ‘Immigration and Populist Political Strategies: The Swiss Case in a European Perspective’. In Populism and the Crisis of Democracy, edited by Gregor Fitzi, Juergen Mackert, and Bryan S. Turner. Abingdon: Routledge. [ Link to Publisher | Post-print | Replication material]

Ruedin, Didier, Sieglinde Rosenberger, and Nina Merhaut. 2018. ‘Tracing Anti-Deportation Protests: A Longitudinal Comparison of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland’. In Protest Movements in Asylum and Deportation, edited by Sieglinde Rosenberger, Verena Stern, and Nina Merhaut. IMISCOE Research Series. New York: Springer. [ Supplementary analysis as SSRN Working Paper on protest against the deportation of rejected asylum seekers in the local and national press in Switzerland | Open Access | Book review ]

Rosenberger, Sieglinde, and Didier Ruedin. 2017. ‘The Politicization of Asylum Seekers and Other Immigrant Groups in a Comparative Perspective’. In Asylrecht Als Experimentierfeld: Eine Analyse Seiner Besonderheiten Aus Vergleichender Sicht, edited by Franz Merli and Magdalena Pöschl, 13–26. Wien: Verlag Manz. [ Link to Publisher | Post-print | Replication code ]

Van der Brug, Wouter, Gianni D’Amato, Joost Berkhout, and Didier Ruedin. 2015. “A Framework for Studying the Politicisation of Immigration.” In The Politicisation of Immigration, edited by Wouter van der Brug, Gianni D’Amato, Joost Berkhout, and Didier Ruedin. Abingdon: Routledge. [ Link to publisher (book) ]

Ruedin, Didier, and Gianni D’Amato. 2015. “Politicisation of Immigration in Switzerland: The Importance of Direct Democracy.” In The Politicisation of Immigration. Abingdon: Routledge. [ Link to publisher (book) ]

Van der Brug, Wouter, Didier Ruedin, Joost Berkhout, and Kevin Cunningham. 2015. “A Cross-Country Comparison.” In The Politicisation of Immigration, edited by Wouter van der Brug, Gianni D’Amato, Joost Berkhout, and Didier Ruedin. Abingdon: Routledge. [ Link to publisher (book) ]

Simona, Jehane, Marco Pecoraro, and Didier Ruedin. 2014. “Gender Gaps in Mental Health among the Migrant Population in Switzerland.” In Women’s Mental Health: Resistance and Resilience in Community and Society, edited by Nazilla Khanlou and F. Beryl Pilkington. [ Link to Publisher | Post-Print ]

Ruedin, Didier, and Gianni D’Amato. 2013. “Immigrant Integration, Public Acceptance and Social Cohesion.” In 10 Observations on the Future of Migration: Costs, Benefits and Policy Responses, edited by Veronika Bilger, Sabine Klinglmair, and Martin Hofmann, 125–50. Vienna: International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). [ Executive Summary | peer reviewed Report ]

Söderström, Ola, Shalini Randeria, Didier Ruedin, Gianni D’Amato, and Francesco Panese. 2013. “Of Mobilities and Moorings: Critical Perspectives.” In Critical Mobilities, edited by Ola Söderström, Shalini Randeria, Didier Ruedin, Gianni D’Amato, and Francesco Panese, 1–22. Abingdon: Routledge.


Ruedin, Didier. 2009. “Symbolic and Ideological Representation in National Parliaments: A cross-national comparison of the representation of women, ethnic groups, and issue positions in national parliaments.” PhD Thesis.  University of Oxford. [ Open Access | ☆ ORSAS Scholarship ]

Ruedin, Didier. 2005. “A Simulation of Political Participation.” MSc Thesis. University of Oxford. [ Full Document | Derived Article | Full Simulation Code | ☆ Distinction, ☆ Best dissertation ]

Reports & Other

Ruedin, Didier. 2021. Zusammenleben in der Schweiz: Gesamtauswertung der vorhandenen Daten 2010–2020. Bern: Fachstelle für Rassismusbekämpfung. [ Report in German | Report in French | Report in Italian ]

Probst, Johanna, Didier Ruedin, Denise Efionayi-Mäder, Patrick Bodenmann, and Philippe Wanner. 2021. Littératie en santé dans le contexte de la pandémie de covid-19 : focus sur la population migrante. SFM Studies. 78. Neuchâtel: Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies. [ Report in French ]

Efionayi-Mäder, Denise, Joëlle Fehlmann, Johanna Probst, Didier Ruedin, and Gianni D’Amato. 2020. Mit- und Nebeneinander in Schweizer Gemeinden – Wie Migration von der Ansässigen Bevölkerung Wahrgenommen Wird. Bern: Eidgenössische Migrationskommission EKM. [ Report in German , French, Italian | Video on YouTube (French) | presentation on YouTube by Gianni D’Amato (Italian)]

Baghdadi, Nadia, Heidi Furrer, Didier Ruedin, and Denise Efionayi-Mäder. 2020. ‘Integration in Liechtenstein: Sozioökonomische Potenziale und Spannungsfelder’. Bern: Schweizerisches Kompetenzzentrum für Menschenrechte. [ Report in German | selected media coverage: Vaterland, Vaterland, Presseportal, Volksblatt ]

Ruedin, Didier, Denise Efionayi-Mäder, Sanda Üllen, Veronika Bilger, and Martin Hofmann. 2019. ‘Wirkungszusammenhänge Migration, Integration und Rückkehr’. Eine Literaturanalyse im Auftrag des SEM in Erfüllung des Postulats 16.3790 «Migration. Langfristige Folgen der Integration». Bern: Staatssekretariat für Migration (SEM). [ Report in German | Report in French | Summary report by the government | selected media coverage: NZZ, Blick, BZ, Aargauer Zeitung, Bote]

Probst, Johanna, Gianni D’Amato, Samantha Dunning, Denise Efionayi-Mäder, Joëlle Fehlmann, Andreas Perret, Didier Ruedin, and Irina Sille. ‘Kantonale Spielräume Im Wandel’. SFM-Bericht. Neuchâtel: Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies, 2019. [ Report in German | Report in French]

Fibbi, R., Fehlmann, J., Ruedin, D., & Counilh, A.-L. (2019). Discrimination des personnes hautement qualifiées issues de la migration dans le domaine social ?  SFM Studies 72. Neuchâtel: SFM University of Neuchâtel. [ Report in French]

Auer, Daniel, Julie Lacroix, Didier Ruedin, and Eva Zschirnt. 2019. ‘Ethnische Diskriminierung auf dem Schweizer Wohnungsmarkt’. Grenchen: BWO. [ Report in German | Summary in French and Italian | Press coverage: Mieterverband, SonntagsBlick, Tages-Anzeiger, RTS, Bluewin, Basler Zeitung,, 20 Minuten]

Efionayi-Mäder, Denise, und Didier Ruedin. 2018. Colloque sur le racisme anti-Noirs en Suisse 3 mai 2018: Rapport  commandé par le Service de lutte contre le racisme (SLR). SFM Studies 70. Neuchâtel: SFM University of Neuchâtel. [ Report in French]

Efionayi-Mäder, Denise, and Didier Ruedin. 2017. Etat des lieux du racisme anti-Noir·e en Suisse. SFM Studies 67. Neuchâtel: SFM University of Neuchâtel. [ Report (in French) | Report (in German) | blog post]

Ambruso, Martina, Denise Efionayi-Mäder, and Didier Ruedin. 2017. Accès aux prestations municipales de proximité : collectivités migrantes dans les quartiers de la Ville de Genève. SFM Studies 66. Neuchâtel: SFM University of Neuchâtel. [ Report (in French)]

Fibbi, Rosita, and Didier Ruedin. 2016. “La participation des résidents étrangers aux élections municipales d’avril 2015 à Genève.” Geneva: Bureau de l’intégration des étrangers. [ Report (in French) | Summary (in French) | Executive Summary (in French) | Appendices (in French) | Raw Data | derived article ]

Morlok, Michael, Harald Meier, Andrea Oswald, Denise Efionayi-Mäder, Didier Ruedin, Dina Bader, and Philippe Wanner. 2016. “Sans-Papiers in der Schweiz 2015.” Bern: Staatssekretariats für Migration (SEM). [ Report DE | FR | Sample news coverage (in English)]

Ruedin, Didier and Denise Efionayi-Mäder. 2015. “Civil Society Platform on Migration and Development: Assessment of Needs and Potential.” Bern: Swiss Civil Society Organizations Platform on Migration and Development. [ Draft Report]

Ruedin, Didier. 2015. “Rassistische Diskriminierung und Rassismus in der Schweiz: Datenlage.” In Rassistische Diskriminierung in der Schweiz: Bericht der Fachstelle für Rassismusbekämpfung 2014. Bern: Fachstelle für Rassismusbekämpfung FRB. [ Full Report | Longer (Standalone) Version]

Ruedin, Didier, and Denise Efionayi-Mäder. 2014. “Wenn aus vorläufig endgültig wird…” Terra cognita, 25:102-4. [ Open Access: Full Article | Detailed Report and Analysis | Press Coverage]

Iseni, Bashkim, Didier Ruedin, Dina Bader, and Denise Efionayi-Mäder. 2014. “The Population of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Switzerland”. Bern: Federal Office for Migration (FOM) and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). [ Report D F | example News coverage | Radio interviews]

Galanxhi, Emira, Majlinda Nesturi, Ledia Thomo, Elira Jorgoni, and Didier Ruedin. 2014. “Migration in Albania”. Tirana: INSTAT. [ Full Report]

Wichmann, Nicole, Michael Hermann, Gianni D’Amato, Denise Efionayi-Mäder, Rosita Fibbi, Joanna Menet, Didier Ruedin. 2011. Gestaltungsräume im Föderalismus: Migrationspolitik in den Kantonen. Bern: EKM. [I was responsible for statistical analyses, German | French | Italian | Romansh]

Ruedin, Didier. 2011. “Indicators of the political opportunity structure (POS).” SOM Working Paper 1: 1–19. [ Full Paper]


Ruedin, Didier. Agrmt: Agreement A in R. R-Forge, 2012. [ CRAN ]
This package calculates agreement in ordered rating scales. It implements various measures to describe agreement, consensus, or polarization among respondents., including van der Eijk’s (2001) measure of agreement “A”.

Ruedin, Didier. Polrep: Political Representation in R. R-Forge, 2012. [ R-Forge ]
Implementation of different measures of political representation, covering both descriptive representation (unordered groups) and substantive representation (issue positions). Includes functions to calculate individual representation scores.

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