Dr. Onawa Promise Lacewell


+49 30 25491 345
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
B 308
Former Staff Member of the Completed Bridging Project

Research fields

Comparative politics | Comparative political institutions | Radical right party support | Parties and elections | Democracy


since 2011 Senior Researcher, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), bridging project "The Political Sociology of Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism"

since 2009 Research Fellow, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), research unit "Democracy: Structures, Performance, Challenges", research project "MARPOR - Manifesto Research on Political Representation"

2008 Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models Summer Institute, Washington University

Research Assistant, University of Missouri, Department of Political Science, Primary Professor: James W. Endersby since 2005       University of Missouri, USA: Ph.D. Thesis: Examining the interaction of institutional factors and issue based factors in determining support for radical right parties in Western, Central, and Eastern Europe 1980-2008. Title: "Institutions and Issues: Explaining Radical Right Party Existence and Support in Europe, 1980-2005". PhD received in October 2010

1999-2003      Southeast Missouri State University: B.S. in political science, Minor in creative writing. Diplom: Magma cum Laude  

Selected Publications

Lacewell, Onawa Promise (2017): "Beyond Policy Positions. How Party Type Conditions Programmatic Responses to Globalization Pressures". In: Party Politics, Vol. 23, No. 4, S. 448-460. (vorab online pubiziert 22.09.2015)
Teney, Céline/Lacewell, Onawa Promise/de Wilde, Pieter (2014): "Winners and Losers of Globalization in Europe. Attitudes and Ideologies". In: European Political Science Review, Vol. 6, No. 4, S. 575-595. (Vorab online publiziert 26. November 2013)
Lacewell, Onawa Promise/Merkel, Wolfgang (2013): "Value Shifts in European Societies. Clashes between Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism". In: Olaf Cramme/Patrick Diamond/Michael McTernan (Eds.): Progressive Politics after the Crash. Governing from the Left. London/New York, NY: I.B. Tauris, S. 77-95.
Lacewell, Onawa Promise/Merkel, Wolfgang (2013): "Die neue Komplexität der Globalisierung". In: Berliner Republik - Das Debattenmagazin, Jg. 14, H. 2, S. 72-74.
Werner,  Annika/Lacewell,  Onawa Promise (2012): "Programmatic Supply and the Autonomy of US State Parties in 2008 and 2010". In: Regional & Federal Studies, Vol. 22, No. 5, S. 533-552. (Vorab online publiziert 8. Oktober 2012)
Lacewell, Onawa Promise/Werner, Annika (2013): "Coder Training. Key to Enhancing Coding Reliability and Estimate Validity". In: Andrea Volkens/Judith Bara/Ian Budge/Michael D. McDonald/Hans-Dieter Klingemann (Eds.): Mapping Policy Preferences from Texts III. Statistical Solutions for Manifesto Analysts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, S. 169-194.

The Political Sociology of Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism
Funding: WZB
Project directors: Wolfgang Merkel, Ruud Koopmans, Michael Zürn
Participating scientists: Onawa Promise Lacewell, Céline Teney

MARPOR – Manifesto Research Project on Political Representation
Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Participating scientists: Andrea Volkens, Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Wolfgang Merkel, Onawa Promise Lacewell, Pola Lehmann, Sven Regel, Henrike Schultze, Annika Werner
In cooperation with: Judith Bara (Queen Mary University of London), Ian Budge (University of Essex), Vera Tröger (University of Essex)