Writ large, my research focuses on two topics. First, I am interested in studying democracy and especially the phenomenon of populist. In this research, I focus on explanations for and consequences of populism. I am particularly interested in the relationship between populism and democracy, both on a party-system and individual level. I am furthermore interested in why citizens want to delegate decision-making power away from parliament, be it to other citizens via direct democratic measures or independent experts. In a recent paper, I furthermore assess the causal effect of terror attacks on individuals support for liberal democracy.
Second, I research climate and environmental attitudes. By and large, I am interested in what governments can actually do to promote pro-environmental action and which potential hurdles appear. I focus on attitudes towards climate and environmental attitudes and potential explanations related to political ideology and specific policy design. This research is mainly focussing on individual citizens.
- Huber, Robert A., Brilé Anderson, and Thomas Bernauer. 2018. ‘Can Social Norm Interventions Promote Voluntary Pro Environmental Action?’ Environmental Science & Policy 89: 231-246. [Replication Material]
- Beiser-McGrath, Liam F., and Robert A. Huber. 2018. ‘Assessing the Relative Importance of Psychological and Demographic Factors For Predicting Climate and Environmental Attitudes’ Climatic Change 149(3-4): 335-347. [Replication Material] [Supplement Information]
- Huber, Robert A., and Christian H. Schimpf. 2017. ‘On the Distinct Effects of Left-Wing and Right-Wing Populism on Democratic Quality’ Politics and Governance 5(4): 146–165. [Replication Material]
- Huber, Robert A., and Saskia P. Ruth. 2017. ‘Mind the Gap! Populism, Participation and Representation in Europe’ Swiss Political Science Review 23(4): 462– 484. [Replication Material] [Supplement Information].
- Huber, Robert A., and Christian H. Schimpf. 2017. ‘Populism and Democracy—Theoretical and Empirical Considerations’. in Handbook on Political Populism, 1. Edition., edited by Reinhard C. Heinisch, Christina Holtz-Bacha, and Oscar Mazzoleni. Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 329 – 344. [Replication Material]
- Huber, Robert A., and Christian H. Schimpf. 2016. ‘A Drunken Guest in Europe? The Influence of Radical Right Parties on Democratic Quality’ Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft 10(2): 103–129. [Replication Material]
- Huber, Robert A., and Christian H. Schimpf. 2016. ‘Friend or Foe? Testing the Influence of Populism on Democratic Quality in Latin America’. Political Studies 64(4): 872–889. [Replication Material]
- Huber, Robert A. 2016. Kriesi, Hanspeter und Takis S. Pappas, Hrsg. 2015. ‘European Populism in the Shadow of the Great Recession. Studies in European Political Science. Colchester: ECPR Press. 394 S., € 89.00.’ Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft 9(4): 343–345.
- Brückmann, Gracia, Robert A. Huber, and Bernauer, Thomas. 2018 ‘Das Zürcher Formel E Rennen im öffentlichen Meinungsbild’ ISTP Paper Series 2: 1-17.
- Bernauer, Thomas, Robert A. Huber, and Michael L. Wicki. 2018. ‘Verkehrspolitik von morgen heute gestalten’ Handelzeitung 22: 33.
- Huber, Robert A. 2016. ‘Same Candidates, Same Election?’ Counting Counts.
Revise and Resubmit:
- Huber, Robert A., Michael L. Wicki and Thomas Bernauer. ‘Beliefs and Public Support for Mobility Policies’. [Handelszeitung Article about this project]
- Wicki, Michael L., Robert A. Huber and Thomas Bernauer. ‘Policy Packaging and Public Support for Mobility Policies’.
- Huber, Robert A. ‘Populism, Climate Scepticism and Support for Environmental Protection’.
- Huber, Robert A., Lukas P. Fesenfeld and Thomas Bernauer ‘Populism and Climate Change’.
- Mohrenberg, Steffen, Robert A. Huber, and Tina Freyburg. ‘Populism, and Support for Direct Democracy’. [Researchgate Version]
- Van Hauwaert, Steven, Christian H. Schimpf, and Robert A. Huber`Populist Attitudes and Types of Participation’.
- Steven M. Van Hauwaert and Robert A. Huber ‘Terrorism and Support for Liberal Democracy’.
- Beiser-McGrath Liam F., Thomas Bernauer, Robert A. Huber and Vally Koubi. ‘Why Do Citizens Want to Delegate Power away from Parliament?’