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Dr. A. (Alessandro) Nai

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
CW : Political Communication & Journalism

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
    1018 WV Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Publications

    2021

    • Gravelle, T. B., Medeiros, M., & Nai, A. (2021). In the Shadow of the Tower: Spatial proximity to mosques, visible diversity, and support for the radical right. Political Geography, 91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2021.102499
    • Maier, J., & Nai, A. (2021). Mapping the drivers of negative campaigning: Insights from a candidate survey. International political science review = Revue internationale de science politique.
    • Maier, J., & Nai, A. (2021). When conflict fuels negativity. A large-scale comparative investigation of the contextual drivers of negative campaigning in elections worldwide. The Leadership Quarterly.
    • Maier, M., Jalali, C., Maier, J., Nai, A., & Stier, S. (2021). When do parties put Europe in the centre? Evidence from the 2019 European Parliament election campaign. Politics.
    • Nai, A. (2021). Voter information processing and political decision making. In D. P. Redlawsk (Ed.), The Oxford encyclopedia of political decision making (Vol. 2). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.912
    • Nai, A., & Maier, J. (2021). Teflon Trump? Shifting Public Perceptions of Donald Trump's Personality Traits across Four Studies over 18 Months. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 33(2), 294-314. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpor/edaa030
    • Nai, A., & Maier, J. (2021). The wrath of candidates. Drivers of fear and enthusiasm appeals in election campaigns across the globe. Journal of Political Marketing.
    • Nai, A., Maier, J., & Vranić, J. (2021). Personality goes a long way (for some). An experimental investigation into candidate personality traits, voters’ profile, and perceived likeability. Frontiers in Political Science, 3, [636745]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpos.2021.636745 [details]
    • Nai, A., Medeiros, M., Maier, M., & Maier, J. (2021). Euroscepticism and the use of negative, uncivil and emotional campaigns in the 2019 European Parliament election: A winning combination. European Union Politics. https://doi.org/10.1177/14651165211035675
    • Verhulsdonk, I., Nai, A., & Karp, J. A. (2021). Are political attacks a laughing matter? three experiments on political humor and the effectiveness of negative campaigning. Political Research Quarterly.

    2020

    2019

    2018

    2017

    • Martinez i Coma, F., & Nai, A. (2017). Ethnic diversity decreases turnout. Comparative evidence from over 650 elections around the world. Electoral Studies, 49, 75-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2017.07.002 [details]
    • Nai, A. (2017). The Fourth Estate. In P. Norris, & A. Nai (Eds.), Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability, and Integrity (pp. 191-210). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190677800.003.0010 [details]
    • 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.

    2016

    • Nai, A. (2016). Introduction: Opinions individuelles et arguments de champagne et démocratie directe suisse. In A. Nai (Ed.), Le citoyen face à ses opinions: arguments, connaissances et campagnes politiques en Suisse (pp. 9-28). Seismo Verlag.
    • Nai, A. (2016). La formation de l'opinion entre predispositions et information politique. In A. Nai (Ed.), Le citoyen face à ses opinions: arguments, connaissances et campagnes politiques en Suisse (pp. 29-69). Seismo Verlag.

    2015

    • 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. (2015). The maze and the mirror: Voting correctly in direct democracy. Social Science Quarterly, 96(2), 465-486.
    • Nai, A., & Walter, A. S. (2015). How Negative Campaigning Impinges on the Political Game: a Literature Overview. In A. Nai, & A. S. Walter (Eds.), New perspectives on negative campaigning: why attack politics matters ECPR Press.
    • Nai, A., & Walter, A. S. (2015). The War of Words: the Art of Negative Campaigning. In A. Nai, & A. S. Walter (Eds.), New perspectives on negative campaigning: why attack politics matters (pp. 1-31). ECPR Press.
    • Nai, A., Petitpas, A., Holecz, V., Marechesini, M., & 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 A. Nai, & A. S. Walter (Eds.), New perspectives on negative campaigning: why attack politics matters (pp. 2017-232). ECPR Press.
    • 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.
    • Walter, A. S., & Nai, A. (2015). Explaining the Use of Attack Behaviour in the Electoral Battlefield: A Literature Overview. In A. Nai, & A. S. Walter (Eds.), New perspectives on negative campaigning: why attack politics matters (pp. 97-114). ECPR Press.
    • Walter, A. S., & Nai, A. (2015). Where to Go From Here in the Study of Negative Campaigning: The Comparative Challenge Ahead. In A. Nai, & A. S. Walter (Eds.), New perspectives on negative campaigning: why attack politics matters (pp. 327-333). ECPR Press.

    2014

    • 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. Seismo Verlag.
    • 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.

    2013

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

    2010

    • Cinalli, M., Giugni, M., & Nai, A. (2010). Political participation and protests of migrants: comparing the role of political opportunities across nine cities in Europe'. Rivista italiana di scienza politica, 3, 397-422.

    2009

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

    2017

    2016

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

    2015

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

    2020

    • Goldberg, A. C., & Nai, A. (2020). Nexit, Frexit or Grexit? A comparison of parties’ and citizens’ positions toward EU exit referendums. Paper presented at EPSA Annual conference (virtual), .

    Journal editor

    • Nai, A. (editor) (2019-2022). Frontiers in Political Science (Journal).
    • Nai, A. (editor) (2019-2022). Journal of Social and Political Psychology (Journal).
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