Professor Philip Leifeld

Department of Government
Professor Philip Leifeld

Research and professional activities

Conferences and presentations

Discourse Network Analysis with DNA and rDNA

4th European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN 2019), ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 12/9/2019

Smoothed Bipolarization of Policy Debates: Are Coalitions in Discourse Networks Stable over Time or Punctuated?

4th European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN 2019), ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 11/9/2019

Polarization and the Evolution of Coalitions in Public Policy Debates

Invited presentation, Keynote presentation, European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science (EuroCSS) 2019: Polarization and Radicalization, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 4/9/2019

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Advanced Research Methods (GV903)

  • MA Dissertation (GV993)

  • MRES Dissertation (GV995)


Journal articles (24)

Fergie, G., Leifeld, P., Hawkins, B. and Hilton, S., (2019). Mapping discourse coalitions in the minimum unit pricing for alcohol debate: a discourse network analysis of UK newspaper coverage. Addiction. 114 (4), 741-753

Metz, F., Leifeld, P. and Ingold, K., (2019). Interdependent policy instrument preferences: a two-mode network approach. Journal of Public Policy. 39 (4), 1-28

Malang, T., Brandenberger, L. and Leifeld, P., (2019). Networks and Social Influence in European Legislative Politics. British Journal of Political Science. 49 (4), 1475-1498

Buckton, CH., Fergie, G., Leifeld, P. and Hilton, S., (2019). A discourse network analysis of UK newspaper coverage of the “sugar tax” debate before and after the announcement of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. BMC Public Health. 19 (1), 490-

Leifeld, P. and Cranmer, SJ., (2019). A theoretical and empirical comparison of the temporal exponential random graph model and the stochastic actor-oriented model. Network Science. 7 (1), 20-51

Fisher, DR. and Leifeld, P., (2019). The polycentricity of climate policy blockage. Climatic Change. 155 (4), 469-487

Leifeld, P., (2018). Polarization in the social sciences: Assortative mixing in social science collaboration networks is resilient to interventions. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 507 (C), 510-523

Heaney, MT. and Leifeld, P., (2018). Contributions by Interest Groups to Lobbying Coalitions. The Journal of Politics. 80 (2), 494-509

Leifeld, P., Cranmer, SJ. and Desmarais, BA., (2018). Temporal Exponential Random Graph Models with btergm: Estimation and Bootstrap Confidence Intervals. Journal of Statistical Software. 83 (6)

Leifeld, P. and Fisher, DR., (2017). Membership nominations in international scientific assessments. Nature Climate Change. 7 (10), 730-735

Leifeld, P., Wankmüller, S., Berger, VTZ., Ingold, K. and Steiner, C., (2017). Collaboration patterns in the German political science co-authorship network. PLoS ONE. 12 (4), e0174671-e0174671

Cranmer, SJ., Leifeld, P., McClurg, SD. and Rolfe, M., (2017). Navigating the Range of Statistical Tools for Inferential Network Analysis. American Journal of Political Science. 61 (1), 237-251

Czarna, AZ., Leifeld, P., Śmieja, M., Dufner, M. and Salovey, P., (2016). Do Narcissism and Emotional Intelligence Win Us Friends? Modeling Dynamics of Peer Popularity Using Inferential Network Analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 42 (11), 1588-1599

Ingold, K. and Leifeld, P., (2016). Structural and Institutional Determinants of Influence Reputation: A Comparison of Collaborative and Adversarial Policy Networks in Decision Making and Implementation. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 26 (1), muu043-muu043

Leifeld, P. and Ingold, K., (2016). Co-authorship Networks in Swiss Political Research. Swiss Political Science Review. 22 (2), 264-287

Fischer, M. and Leifeld, P., (2015). Policy forums: Why do they exist and what are they used for?. Policy Sciences. 48 (3), 363-382

Leifeld, P., (2014). Polarization of coalitions in an agent-based model of political discourse. Computational Social Networks. 1 (1)

Leifeld, P., (2013). texreg: Conversion of Statistical Model Output in R to LATEX and HTML Tables. 055 (i08)

Leifeld, P., (2013). texreg: Conversion of Statistical Model Output inRtoLATEXand HTML Tables. Journal of Statistical Software. 55 (8), 1-24

Leifeld, P., (2013). Reconceptualizing Major Policy Change in the Advocacy Coalition Framework: A Discourse Network Analysis of German Pension Politics. Policy Studies Journal. 41 (1), 169-198

Fisher, DR., Leifeld, P. and Iwaki, Y., (2013). Mapping the ideological networks of American climate politics. Climatic Change. 116 (3-4), 523-545

Fisher, DR., Waggle, J. and Leifeld, P., (2013). Where Does Political Polarization Come From? Locating Polarization Within the U.S. Climate Change Debate. American Behavioral Scientist. 57 (1), 70-92

Leifeld, P. and Schneider, V., (2012). Information Exchange in Policy Networks. American Journal of Political Science. 56 (3), 731-744

LEIFELD, P. and HAUNSS, S., (2012). Political discourse networks and the conflict over software patents in Europe. European Journal of Political Research. 51 (3), 382-409

Books (2)

Leifeld, P., (2016). Policy Debates as Dynamic Networks German Pension Politics and Privatization Discourse. Campus Verlag. 3593505703. 9783593505701

Schneider, V., Janning, F., Leifeld, P. and Malang, T., (2009). Politiknetzwerke Modelle, Anwendungen und Visualisierungen. Springer-Verlag. 3531164015. 9783531164014

Book chapters (1)

Siebenhüner, B., (2013). Long-Term Governance for Social-Ecological Change. In: Long-Term Governance for Social-Ecological Change. Routledge. 221- 238. 9780203556160

Conferences (1)

Hilton, S., Fergie, G., Hawkins, B. and Leifeld, P., (2017). A discourse network analysis of minimum unit pricing for alcohol: mapping the discursive communities in UK newspaper coverage of the debate

Scholarly Editions (3)

Leifeld, P. and Schneider, V., Institutional communication revisited: Preferences, opportunity structures and scientific expertise in policy networks

Leifeld, P. and Haunss, S., A Comparison between Political Claims Analysis and Discourse Network Analysis: The Case of Software Patents in the European Union

Towfigh, EV., Goerg, SJ., Glöckner, A., Leifeld, P., Llorente-Saguer, A., Bade, S. and Kurschilgen, C., (2016). Do direct-democratic procedures lead to higher acceptance than political representation?

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