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Aug 10, 2022-

Voting Records of the Swiss Parliament

How does the Swiss parliament report voting outcomes? Over the 130 years, voting records have been published in different styles and with varying degrees of detail, ranging from simple `angeommen` to detailed roll-call voting records.

May 27, 2022-

An adaptive voter model on hypergraphs

What are the effects of group interactions in opinion formation? Do they help or hamper the emergence of consensus?

May 13, 2022-

Swiss Parliamentary Bills: An Overview

What types of bills does the Swiss parliament know to enact legislative changes? This blogpost gives an overview over the deliberation process of 9 types of parliamentary bills

Mar 14, 2022-

New AJPS article on policy networks

The political system affects how policy actors collaborate with each other. The article compares policy networks of actors engaged in water protection from four different countries and quantitatively compares the structure of the collaborations.

Feb 21, 2022-

Success in Science - Special Issue

Out now - Special issue on "Succes in Science"

Dec 7, 2021-

The downside of heterogeneity

We link lock-ins in task-assignment networks and resilience in social systems.

Nov 24, 2021-

Amtliches Bulletin: records of speeches, propositions and votes -- Part 2

We go into detail on which text elements we extract form the Amtliches Bulletin from 1891 until 1995.

Sep 20, 2021-


What is the physics in sociophysics? Two new publications explore the relation ...

Jul 15, 2021-

How we do it

Frank Schweitzer on the challenges of interdisciplinary research ...

Jul 11, 2021-

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