Prof. Daniele Caramani, Ph.D. Daniele Caramani has joined the University of St. Gallen in 2006. He is Co-Director of the Institute of Political Science (IPW) and Head of the Department of Political Science (in the School of Economics and Political Science) as well as coordinator of the Global Democratic Governance research area. Daniele Caramani's research includes work on elections, electoral systems and electoral behaviour, political parties, state formation and nation-building, methodology, European integration, regionalism, and GIS cartography. He is the author of Elections in Western Europe since 1815: Electoral Results by Constituencies (Palgrave 2000, with CD-ROM) and The Nationalization of Politics (Cambridge University Press 2004). He has authored Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra (Sage, "Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences" 2009) and edits the textbook Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press 2014, third edition, which has been translated into Italian and Croatian). He regularly publishes articles in scientific journals. His main contribution has been in the field of the theory of the nationalisation of politics in Western Europe. Current projects − partly financed through SNF-NCCR grants − extend the analysis horizontally (in Central and Eastern Europe) and vertically (the formation of a supra-national party system in the European Union). Daniele Caramani is Co-Director of the Constituency-Level Data Archive which has received the APSA "Dataset Award" in 2012. In 2009-12 he was co-editor of EJPR's "Political Data Yearbook". Between 2006 and 2010 he was the Editor of the "Swiss Political Science Review". In 2011 he was the Local Organiser of the ECPR Joint Sessions. In 2004 he has been awarded UNESCO's "Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Research in the Social Sciences". He teaches comparative politics and methodology at bachelor, masters and Ph.D. level.