Dr.in Katrin Praprotnik works at Danube University Krems and co-leads the Austrian Democracy Lab. She studied political science at the University of Vienna and completed research stays in Paris and Brussels. In her PhD-thesis, she examined the program-to-policy-linkage in a representative democracy – i.e. she looked at electoral pledges from Austrian parties and tested whether government (and opposition) parties were able to fulfill these promises. Before she came to Krems, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the German University of Hamburg. Her main research interests are the Austrian political system, parties, and elections from a European, comparative perspective, and political representation. Praprotnik’s work is published in national and international political science journals such as the Austrian Journal of Political Science, West European Politics, American Journal of Political Science and Electoral Studies.