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dhr. dr. A. (Alessandro) Nai

Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programmagroep: Political Communication & Journalism

  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
    1018 WV Amsterdam
  • Publicaties


    • Nai, A., & Toros, E. (2020). The peculiar personality of strongmen: Comparing the Big Five and Dark Triad traits of autocrats and non-autocrats. Political Research Exchange, 2, 1-24.


    • Gerstlé, J., & Nai, A. (2019). Negativity, emotionality and populist rhetoric in election campaigns worldwide, and their effects on media attention and electoral success. European Journal of Communication, 34(4), 410– 444.
    • Nai, A. (2019). Disagreeable narcissists, extroverted psychopaths, and elections: A new dataset to measure the personality of candidates worldwide. European Political Science, 18, 309-334. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41304-018-0187-2
    • 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, 830-862. https://doi.org/10.5964/jspp.v7i2.918
    • Nai, A. (2019). Voter Information Processing and Political Decision Making. In D. P. Redlawsk (Ed.), Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decision Making (Oxford Research Encyclopedias). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.912 [details]
    • Nai, A. (2019). Watchdog press. In T. P. Vos, & F. Hanusch (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies (Vol. 3). (The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118841570.iejs0167 [details]
    • Nai, A., & Maier, J. (2019). Can anyone be objective about Donald Trump? Assessing the personality of political figures. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties.
    • 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., & Martínez i Coma, F. (2019). Losing in the polls, time pressure, and the decision to go negative in referendum campaigns. Politics and Governance, 7(2), 278–296. https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v7i2.1940 [details]
    • Nai, A., Martinez i Coma, F., & Maier, J. (2019). Donald Trump, populism, and the age of extremes: Comparing the personality traits and campaigning styles of trump and other leaders worldwide. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 49(3), 609-643. https://doi.org/10.1111/psq.12511


    • Karp, J. A., Nai, A., & Norris, P. (2018). Dial ‘F’ for fraud: Explaining citizens suspicions about elections. Electoral Studies, 53, 11-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2018.01.010 [details]
    • Lanz, S., & Nai, A. (2018). How elections shape campaigning effects in direct democracy. In L. Morel, & M. Qvortrup (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook to Referendums and Direct Democracy (pp. 348-368). London: Routledge. [details]
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/15377857.2018.1491439
    • Nai, A. (2018). Going negative, worldwide: Towards a general understanding of determinants and targets of negative campaigning. Government and Opposition. https://doi.org/10.1017/gov.2018.32
    • Nai, A., & Maier, J. (2018). Perceived personality and campaign style of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Personality and Individual Differences, 121, 80-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.09.020 [details]
    • Nai, A., & Sciarini, P. (2018). Why 'going negative'? Strategic and situational determinants of personal attacks in Swiss direct democratic votes. Journal of Political Marketing, 17, 382-417. https://doi.org/10.1080/15377857.2015.1058310
    • Nai, A., & Seeberg, H. B. (2018). A series of persuasive events. Sequencing effects of negative and positive messages on party evaluations and perceptions of negativity. Journal of Marketing Communications, 24, 412-432. https://doi.org/10.1080/13527266.2018.1428672


    • 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). New York, NY: 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


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



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


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


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