PUBLICATIONS

 

Books

                                             

Norris, P. & Nai, A. (Eds.) (2017). Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability, and Integrity, New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Nai, A. (Ed.) (2016). Le citoyen face à ses opinions: arguments, connaissances et campagnes politiques en Suisse, Zurich: Seismo.

 

Nai, A. & Walter, A. S. (Eds.) (2015). New perspectives on negative campaigning: why attack politics matters, Colchester: ECPR Press.

 

Nai, A. (2014). Choisir avec l'esprit, voter avec le Coeur. Causes et conséquences des processus cognitifs de formation de l'opinion en Suisse lors des votations fédérales, Zurich: Seismo.

 

 

Peer-reviewed articles

 

Nai, A., & Maier, J. (2020). Teflon Trump? Shifting public perceptions of Donald Trump’s personality traits across four studies over eighteen months. International Journal of Public Opinion Research (forthcoming).

 

Nai, A., & Maier, J. (2020). Dark necessities? Candidates’ aversive personality traits and negative campaigning in the 2018 American Midterms. Electoral Studies. doi: 10.1016/j.electstud.2020.102233

​Nai, A., & Maier, J. (2020). Is negative campaigning a matter of taste? Political attacks, incivility, and the moderating role of individual differences. American Politics Research. doi: 10.1177/1532673X20965548

Nai, A., & Otto, L. (2020). When they go low, we gloat. How trait and state Schadenfreude moderate the perception and effect of negative political messages. Journal of Media Psychology (forthcoming).

Valli, C., & Nai, A. (2020). Attack politics from Albania to Zimbabwe. A large-scale comparative study on the drivers of negative campaigning. International Political Science Review. doi: 10.1177/0192512120946410

Maier, J., & Nai, A. (2020). Roaring candidates in the spotlight. Campaign negativity, emotions, and media coverage in 107 national elections. The International Journal of Press/Politics. doi: 10.1177/1940161220919093

 

Seeberg, H. B., & Nai, A. (2020). Undermining a rival party’s issue competence through negative campaigning: Experimental evidence from the USA, Denmark, and Australia. Political Studies. doi: 10.1177/0032321720916162

Nai, A. (2020). The Trump paradox: How cues from a disliked source foster resistance to persuasion. Politics & Governance, 8(1), 122-132.

Nai, A., & Toros, E. (2020). The peculiar personality of strongmen: Big Five and Dark Triad traits of political leaders worldwidePolitical Research Exchange, 2(1): 1-24.

 

Nai, A. (2019). The electoral success of angels and demons. Big Five, Dark Triad, and Performance at the Ballot Box. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 7(2), 830–862.

 

Gerstlé, J., & Nai, A. (2019). Negativity, emotionality and populist rhetoric in election campaigns worldwide, and their effects on media attention and electoral successEuropean Journal of Communication, 34(4) 410–444.

 

Nai, A., & Maier, J. (2019). Can anyone be objective about Donald Trump? Assessing the personality of political figuresJournal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties. doi: 10.1080/17457289.2019.1632318

 

Nai, A., & Martinez i Coma, F. (2019). Losing in the polls, time pressure, and the decision to go negative in referendum campaignsPolitics & Governance, 7(2), 278–296.

Nai, A., & Martinez i Coma, F. (2019). The personality of populists: Provocateurs, charismatic leaders, or drunken dinner guests? West European Politics, 42(7), 1337-1367.

Nai, A., & Sciarini, P. (2018). Why 'going negative'? Strategic and situational determinants of personal attacks in Swiss direct democratic votes. Journal of Political Marketing17(4), 382-417.

Nai, A., Martinez i Coma, F., and Maier, J. (2018). Donald Trump, populism, and the age of extremes: Comparing the personality traits and campaigning style of Trump and other leaders worldwide. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 49(3), 609–643.

    * recipient of the Wiley Top Downloaded Paper Award 2018-2019 

 Nai, A. (2018). Disagreeable narcissists, extroverted psychopaths, and elections: A new dataset to measure the personality of candidates worldwide. European Political Science, 18(2), 309–334.

Nai, A. (2018). Going negative, worldwide. Towards a general understanding of determinants and targets of negative campaigning. Government & Opposition. doi: 10.1017/gov.2018.32

Nai, A. (2018). Fear and loathing in populist campaigns? Comparing the communication style of populists and non-populists in elections worldwide. Journal of Political Marketing. doi: 10.1080/15377857.2018.1491439

Karp, J., Nai, A., & Norris, P. (2018). Dial ‘F’ for Fraud: Explaining Citizens Suspicions about Elections. Electoral Studies, DOI: 10.1016/j.electstud.2018.01.010.

 

Nai, A., & Seeberg, HB. (2018). A series of persuasive events. Sequencing effects of negative and positive messages on party evaluations and perceptions of negativity. Journal of Marketing Communications24(4): 412-432.

Nai, A., & Maier, J. (2018). Perceived personality and campaign style of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Personality and Individual Differences, 121: 80-83.

Martinez i Coma, F., & Nai, A. (2017). Ethnic diversity decreases turnout. Comparative evidence from over 650 elections around the world. Electoral Studies, DOI: 10.1016/j.electstud.2017.07.002.

 

Nai, A., Schemeil, Y., & Marie, J.-L. (2017). Anxiety, Sophistication, and Resistance to Persuasion: Evidence from a Quasi-experimental Survey on Global Climate Change. Political Psychology, 38(1): 137-156.

 

Nai, A. (2015). The maze and the mirror: Voting correctly in direct democracy. Social Science Quarterly, 96(2): 465-486.

 

Sciarini, P., Lanz, S. & Nai, A. (2015). Till immigration do us part? Public opinion and the dilemma between immigration control and bilateral agreements. Swiss Political Science Review, 21(2): 271–286.

 

Lanz, S. & Nai, A. (2015). Vote as you think: Determinants of consistent decision-making in direct democracy. Swiss Political Science Review, 21(1): 119-139.

 

Nai, A. (2014). The Cadillac, the mother-in-law, and the ballot: individual and contextual roots of ambivalence in Swiss direct democracy. Electoral Studies, 33: 292-306.

 

Nai, A. (2013). What really matters is which camp goes dirty. Differential effects of negative campaigning on turnout during Swiss federal ballots. European Journal of Political Research, 52(1): 44-70. 

 

Giugni, M., & Nai, A. (2013). Paths towards consensus: Explaining decision-making in the Swiss Global Justice Movement. Swiss Political Science Review, 19(1): 26-40.

 

Cinalli, M., Giugni, M., & Nai, A. (2010). Political participation and protests of migrants: comparing the role of political opportunities across nine cities in Europe. Italian Political Science Review, 3: 397-422.

 

Nai, A., & Lloren, A. (2009). Intérêt spécifique et comportement politique des citoyennes suisses (1999-2005). Swiss Political Science Review, 15(1): 99-132.

 

Chapters in Edited Books

Nai, A. (2019). 'Voter Information Processing and Political Decision Making’, in Redlawsk, D. P. (Ed.). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decision Making. New York: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.912.

Nai, A. (2018). ‘Watchdog Press’, in Vos, T. P. and Hanusch, F. (Eds.). International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies (forthcoming).

Lanz, S. and Nai, A (2017) ‘How Elections Shape Campaigning Effects in Direct Democracy’, in Qvortrup, M. and Morel, L. (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook to Referendums and Direct Democracy. London: Routledge, pp. 348-368.

Nai, A. (2017) ‘The Fourth Estate’, in Norris, P. and Nai, A. (Eds.) Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability, and Integrity, New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Nai, A. (2016) 'Introduction: Opinions individuelles et arguments de champagne et démocratie directe suisse, in Nai, A. (Ed.) Le citoyen face à ses opinions: arguments, connaissances et campagnes politiques en Suisse, Zurich: Seismo, pp. 9-28.

 

Nai, A. (2016) 'La formation de l'opinion entre predispositions et information politique', in Nai, A. (Ed.) Le citoyen face à ses opinions: arguments, connaissances et campagnes politiques en Suisse, Zurich: Seismo, pp. 29-69.

 

Nai, A. (2016) 'Les citoyens sont-ils trop bêtes pour voter?', in Lloren, A., Tischler, L. et Tavaglione, N. (Dir.) Les étrangers volent-ils notre travail? Et 14 autres questions impertinentes, Genève: Labor et Fides, pp. 61-75.

 

Nai, A. and Walter, A. S. (2015) 'The War of Words: the Art of Negative Campaigning', in Nai, A. and Walter, A. S. (Eds.) New perspectives on negative campaigning: why attack politics matters, Colchester: ECPR Press, pp. 1-31.

 

Walter, A. S. and Nai, A. (2015) 'Explaining the Use of Attack Behaviour in the Electoral Battlefield: A Literature Overview', in Nai, A. and Walter, A. S. (Eds.) New perspectives on negative campaigning: why attack politics matters, Colchester: ECPR Press, pp. 97-114.

 

Nai, A., Holecz, V., Marchesini, M., Petitpas, A. and Sanogo-Willers, B. (2015) 'An OCEAN of Negativity. An Experimental Assessment on Personality Traits and the Chances to 'Go Dirty' in Debates on Political Issues', in Nai, A. and Walter, A. S. (Eds.) New perspectives on negative campaigning: why attack politics matters, Colchester: ECPR Press, pp. 217-232.

 

Nai, A. and Walter, A. S. (2015) 'How Negative Campaigning Impinges on the Political Game: a Literature Overview', in Nai, A. and Walter, A. S. (Eds.) New perspectives on negative campaigning: why attack politics matters, Colchester: ECPR Press, pp. 235-248.

 

Walter, A. S. and Nai, A. (2015) 'Where to Go From Here in the Study of Negative Campaigning: The Comparative Challenge Ahead', in Nai, A. and Walter, A. S. (Eds.) New perspectives on negative campaigning: why attack politics matters, Colchester: ECPR Press, pp. 327-333.

 

Giugni, M. and Nai, A. (2013) 'Quality of Deliberation: A Multilevel Analysis', in Della Porta, D. and Rucht, D. (Eds) Meeting democracy. Power and deliberation in Global Justice Movements, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 152-178.

 

Lloren, A. et Nai, A. (2010) 'Quand le privé devient public: La formation de l'opinion des suissesses face aux intérêts des femmes (1999-2005)', in Lucas, B. et Ballmer-Cao, T.-H. (Eds.) Les nouvelles frontières du genre. La division public/privé en question, Paris: l'Harmattan, pp. 247-265.

 

Giugni, M. and Nai, A. (2009) 'Why are social movement organisations deliberative? Structural and cultural determinants of internal decision making in the global justice movement', in Della Porta, D. (Ed) Democracy in Social Movements, Houndmills: Palgrave, pp. 127-149.

 

Giugni, M., Nai, A. and Reiter, H. (2009) 'Protest and the forum', in Della Porta, D. (Ed) Another Europe. Conceptions and practices of democracy in the European social forums, Oxon: Routledge, pp. 204-224.

 

Bandler, M. et Nai, A. (2008) 'Entre action et réflexion: Profils militants et formes de l’engagement altermondialiste', in Bandler, M. et Giugni, M. (Eds.) L’Altermondialisme en Suisse, Paris: l’Harmattan, pp. 147-185.