The war in Ukraine has focussed attention on public attitudes to arms exports. New research by Lukas Rudolph, Markus Freitag, and Paul Thurner finds that in France and Germany, while a small minority is in principled opposition, a large majority makes nuanced trade-offs when articulating their positions on the issue of arms exports
In 2015, Austria took in almost 90,000 asylum seekers – the third-highest number in Europe that year. The government housed asylum seekers in areas with little experience in welcoming refugees. These areas subsequently saw a backlash against refugees in particular, and immigrants and Muslims in general, write Markus Wagner and Lukas Rudolph
Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz
Lukas is also affiliated Research Associate at the Center for Comparative and International Studies of ETH Zurich.
His research centres around questions of political behaviour, preference formation, and the role of institutions in a comparative perspective, with a methodical focus on design-based causal inference with observational data and general population survey experiments.