Lena Maria Schaffer (2011) „Voluntary climate change initiatives in the U.S.: Analyzing participation in space and time“ Dissertation, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Nr. 19475 (

Contributions to edited volumes

Thomas Bernauer und Lena Maria Schaffer (2012) „Climate Change Governancein: Levi-Faur, David (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Governance, pp. 441-456. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ( ).

Lena Maria Schaffer and Alessio Levis (forthcoming 2020) “Public Discourses on (Sectoral) Energy Policy in Switzerland: Insights from Structural Topic Models” in Peter Hettich and Aya Kachi (Eds.), Swiss Energy Governance. Springer Nature.

Lena Maria Schaffer (forthcoming 2021) “The Politics of Green Taxation” Beitrag in: Hakelberg, Lukas and Laura Seelkopf (Eds.) Handbook on the Politics of Taxation. Edward Elgar Publishing

Research Articles

Resul Umit und Lena Maria Schaffer (2020) “Attitudes towards carbon taxes across Europe: The role of perceived uncertainty and self-interest.Energy Policy

Lena Maria Schaffer und Gabriele Spilker (2019) Self-interest vs. Sociotropic Considerations: An Information-based Perspective to Understanding Individuals’ Trade Preferences”  Review of International Political Economy 26(6): 1266-1292.

Vally Koubi, Tobias Böhmelt, Gabriele Spilker und Lena Maria Schaffer (2018)„On the Determinants of Environmental Migrants’ Conflict PerceptionInternational Organization 72 (4): 905-936.  doi:10.1017/S0020818318000231.

Bianca Oehl, Lena Maria Schaffer und Thomas Bernauer (2017) “How to measure public demand for climate change when there is no appropriate survey data?Journal of Public Policy 37(2): 173-204.

Vally Koubi, Gabriele Spilker, Lena Maria Schaffer und Tobias Böhmelt (2016) “The role of environmental perceptions in migration decision-making: evidence from both migrants and non-migrants in five developing countries” Population and Environment 38 (2): 134-163.

Vally Koubi, Gabriele Spilker, Lena Maria Schaffer und Thomas Bernauer (2016) “Environmental Stressors and Migration: Evidence from VietnamWorld Development 79: 197-210.

Lena Maria Schaffer und Gabriele Spilker (2016) „Adding Another Level: Individual Responses to Globalization and Government Welfare PoliciesPolitical Science Research and Methods 4 (2): 399-426.

Lena Maria Schaffer und Thomas Bernauer (2014) Explaining Government Choices for Promoting Renewable Energy Energy Policy 68, May 2014: 15–27.

Gabriele Spilker, Lena Maria Schaffer und Thomas Bernauer (2012) „Does Social Capital Increase Public Support for Economic Globalization?European Journal of Political Research 51(6): 756-784.

Tobias Hofmann und Lena Maria Schaffer (2009) „Einmal Frieden und zurück? Friedensmissionen und die wiederkehrende Eskalation innerstaatlicher GewaltPolitische Vierteljahresschrift 34 Special Issue on „Identität, Institutionen und Ökonomie: Ursachen innenpolitischer Gewalt“.

Lena Maria Schaffer und Gerald Schneider (2005) „Die Prognosegüte von Wahlbörsen und Meinungsumfragen zur Bundestagswahl 2005Politische Vierteljahresschrift 45(4): 674-681.

Working Papers (available upon request)

under review

Lena Maria Schaffer, Bianca Oehl und Thomas Bernauer “Do they hear the call? Public demand and policy responsiveness in the area of climate change policies” invited to revise and resubmit

Koubi, Vally, Lena Schaffer, Gabriele Spilker und Tobias Böhmelt „Environmental Migration: Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Trapped Populationsrevised and resubmitted.

Lena Maria Schaffer “Implications of Energy Transitions on Individuals, Publics and Parties: An International and Comparative Research Agendaunder review.

Resul Umit and Lena Maria Schaffer “Wind Turbines, Public Acceptance, and Electoral Outcomesunder review.

prepared to be submitted

Lena Maria Schaffer and Gabriele Spilker “Individual Migration Preferences: Culture, Context or Competition?” (presented at APSA 2020)

Lena Maria Schaffer “The Political Geography of Energy Transition

Lena Maria Schaffer and Resul Umit “Do they realize? Understanding Individual Preferences towards Energy Transition“.

Maximilian Lüth and Lena Maria Schaffer “Political Parties in Times of Energy Transition” (presented at ECPR 2020)

dormant papers

Thomas Malang und Lena Maria Schaffer “Need for Speed? Countries’ temporal preferences regarding the implementation of EU law”

Lena Maria Schaffer “Beyond Adoption: Explaining Revisions of Renewable Energy Policies with Partisan Politics and Economic Conditions“.