Publications


in peer-reviewed journals


data sets

  • V-Party Dataset Version 1, for details see www.v-dem.net.
    Lührmann, Anna, Nils Düpont, Masaaki Higashijima, Yaman Berker Kavasoglu, Kyle L. Marquardt, Michael Bernhard, Holger Döring, Allen Hicken, Melis Laebens, Staffan I. Lindberg, Juraj Medzihorsky, Anja Neundorf, Ora John Reuter, Saskia Ruth-Lovell, Keith R. Weghorst, Nina Wiesehomeier, JosephWright, Nazifa Alizada, Paul Bederke, Lisa Gastaldi, Sandra Grahn, Garry Hindle, Nina Ilchenko, Johannes von Römer, Steven Wilson, Daniel Pemstein, Brigitte Seim. 2020. Varieties of Party Identity and Organization (V-Party) Dataset V1. Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project. https://doi.org/10.23696/vpartydsv1.
  • PREPPS Dataset Version 2, for details see http://wiesehomeier.net/prepps/
    Wiesehomeier, Nina, Matthew Singer & Saskia P. Ruth-Lovell (2021) “Political Representation, Executives, and Political Parties Survey: Data from Expert Surveys in 18 Latin American Countries, 2018-2019. PREPPS Latam V2”, https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/JLOYIJ, Harvard Dataverse, V1, UNF:6:tVgxOYC2L9vl8fAFMFjNkA== [fileUNF]

in books and anthologies

  • Andreadis, Ioannis and Saskia P. Ruth-Lovell (2019) “Using Surveys to Measure Populist Attitudes in Political Elites”, in Kirk Hawkins, Ryan Carlin, Levente Littvay and Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser (Eds.): The Ideational Approach to Populism: Concept, Theory, and Method, London: Routledge.
  • Castanho Silva, Bruno, Ioannis Andreadis, Eva Anduiza, Nebojša Blanuša, Yazmin Morlet Corti, Gisela Delfino, Guillem Rico, Saskia Ruth-Lovell, Bram Spruyt, Marco Steenbergen, and Levente Littvay (2019) “Public Opinion Surveys: a New Scale”, in Kirk Hawkins, Ryan Carlin, Levente Littvay and Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser (Eds.): The Ideational Approach to Populism: Concept, Theory, and Method, London: Routledge.
  • Ruth, Saskia P., and Kirk A. Hawkins (2017) “Populism and Democratic Representation in Latin America” in Christina Holtz-Bacha, Oscar Mazzoleni, and Reinhard Heinisch (Eds.): Handbook on Political Populism, Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 255-273.
  • Ruth, Saskia P., Yanina Welp, and Laurence Whitehead (2017) (Eds.) “Let the People Rule? Direct Democracy in the Twenty-first Century”, Colchester: ECPR Press.
    • Ruth, Saskia P., Yanina Welp, and Laurence Whitehead (2017): “Chapter One – Direct Democracy in the Twenty-First Century”.
    • Welp, Yanina, and Saskia P. Ruth (2017) “Chapter Seven – The motivations behind the use of direct democratic mechanisms”.
    • Whitehead, Laurence, Yanina Welp, and Saskia P. Ruth (2017): “Chapter Thirteen – Let the People Rule?”
  • Ruth-Lovell, Saskia and Maria Spirova (2019) (Eds.): Clientelism and Democratic Representation in Comparative Perspective, Colchester: ECPR Press/ Rowman & Littlefield.
    • Berens, Sarah and Saskia P. Ruth-Lovell (2019): “Universal Social Policies and Clientelistic Party Strategies in Latin America”.
    • Ruth-Lovell, Saskia P. (2019): “Introduction: Clientelism and Democratic Representation in Comparative Perspective”.
    • Ruth-Lovell, Saskia P. (2019): “Linkage Strategies and Policy Congruence in Latin American Democracies”.
  • Welp, Yanina and Saskia P. Ruth (2017) “Presidentas Twitteras: The Social Media Use of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Dilma Rousseff”, in Došek, Tomáš; Freidenberg, Flavia; Caminotti, Mariana and Muñoz-Pogossian, Betilde (Eds): Women, Politics, and Democracy in Latin America, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 131-149.

book reviews


policy briefs & blog posts


work in progress (selection)

  • “Populism and Different Models of Democracy” (with Anna Lührmann and Sandra Grahn, V-Dem)
  • “Now the People Rule: The Impact of Populism on Democratic Contestation” (with Kirk A. Hawkins)
  • “The Will of the People? Populism and Support for Direct Democracy” (with Nina Wiesehomeier and Yanina Welp)
  • Populism and Direct Democracy in Latin America (with Yanina Welp)
  • “Designing Loopholes: Clientelism and Social Policy in Mexico” (with Rodrigo Salazar Elena)
  • “The use of referendums in Latin America: good or bad intentions” (with Yanina Welp)
  • “Midiendo las actitudes populistas en las élites parlamentarias de América Latina” (with Adriana Marcela Ramírez Baracaldo)