Journal articles

Costello, R. and R. Thomson. 2016. Bicameralism, nationality and party cohesion in the European Parliament. Party Politics 22(6): 773-83.

Leinaweaver, J. and R. Thomson. 2016. Greener governments: Partisan ideologies, executive institutions and environmental policies. Environmental Politics 25(4): 633-60.

Sprinz, DF., B. Bueno de Mesquita, S. Kallbekken, FN. Stokman, H. Saelen and R. Thomson. 2016. Predicting Paris: Multi-Method Approaches to Forecast the Outcomes of Global Climate Negotiations. Politics and Governances 4(3): 172-87.

Thomson, R. and R. Costello. 2016. Governing together in good and bad economic times: the fulfilment of election pledges in Ireland. Irish Political Studies 31(2): 182-203.

Bunea, A. and R. Thomson. 2015. Consultations with Interest Groups and the Empowerment of Executives: Evidence from the European Union. Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions 28(4): 517-531.

Arregui, J and R. Thomson. 2014. Domestic adjustment costs, interdependence and dissent in the Council of the European UnionEuropean Journal of Political Research 53(4): 692-708. Replication materials.

Leinaweaver, J. and R. Thomson. 2014. Testing models of legislative decision-making with measurement error: The robust predictive power of bargaining models over procedural models. European Union Politics 15(1): 43-58.

Thomson, R. 2013. Double versus triple majorities: Will the new voting rules in the Council of Ministers make a difference? West European Politics 36(6): 1221-38.

Costello, R. and R. Thomson. 2013. The distribution of power among EU institutions: who wins under codecision and why? Journal of European Public Policy 20(7): 1025-39.

Thomson, R.,  J. Arregui, D. Leuffen, R. Costello, J. Cross, R. Hertz and T. Jensen. 2012. A new dataset on decision-making in the European Union before and after the 2004 and 2007 enlargements (DEUII).  Journal of European Public Policy 19(4): 604-22. Download the dataset from this page.

Costello, R. and R. Thomson. 2011. The nexus of bicameralism: Rapporteurs’ impact on decision outcomes in the European Union. European Union Politics 12: 337-57.

Thomson, R. 2011. Citizens’ evaluations of the fulfillment of election pledges: Evidence from IrelandJournal of Politics 73: 187-201.   Supplementary appendix for Citizens’ evaluationsReplication_materials for Citizens’ evaluations. Uses data from the Irish National Election Study.

Thomson, R. and R. Torenvlied. 2011. Information, commitment and consensus: A comparison of three perspectives on delegation in the European Union. British Journal of Political Science 41: 139-59.

Thomson, R. 2010. Opposition through the back door in the transposition of EU directivesEuropean Union Politics 11: 577-96.

Costello, R. and R. Thomson. 2010. The policy impact of leadership in committees: Rapporteurs’ influence on the European Parliament’s opinions. European Union Politics 11(2): 219-40.

Thomson, R. 2009. Actor alignments in the European Union before and after enlargement. European Journal of Political Research, 48(6): 756-81.

Arregui, J. and R. Thomson. 2009. States’ Bargaining Success in the European Union. Journal of European Public Policy, 16(5): 655-76.

Thomson, R. 2009. Same effects in different worlds: The transposition of EU directives. Journal of European Public Policy, 16(1): 1-18.

Costello, R. and R. Thomson. 2008. Election pledges and their enactment in coalition governments: A comparative analysis of Ireland. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Policy, 18 (3): 239-56. [Awarded a prize for the best article published in JEPOP in 2008]

Thomson, R. 2008. Responsibility with power: The Council Presidency of the European Union. Journal of Common Market Studies, 46: 593-617.

Thomson, R. 2008. National actors in international organizations: The case of the European Commission. Comparative Political Studies, 41(2): 169-92.

Thomson, R. 2007. Time to comply: National responses to six labour market directives reconsidered. West European Politics, 30: 987-1008.

Thomson, R., R. Torenvlied and J. Arregui. 2007. The paradox of compliance. Infringements and delays in transposing EU directives. British Journal of Political Science, 37: 685-709.

Mansergh, L. & R. Thomson. 2007. Election pledges, party competition, and policymaking. Comparative Politics, 39: 311-29.

Thomson, R & M.O. Hosli. 2006. Who has power in the European Union? The Commission, Council and Parliament in Legislative Decision MakingJournal of Common Market Studies, 44:391-417.

Thomson, R. J. Boerefijn and F.N. Stokman. 2004. Actor alignments in European Union decision making. European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 43, 237-261.

Stokman, F.N & R. Thomson. 2004. Winners and losers in the European UnionEuropean Union Politics, 5(1)5-24.

Arregui, J., F.N. Stokman & R. Thomson. 2004. Bargaining in the European Union and Shifts in Actors’ Policy Positions. European Union Politics, 5(1), 47-72.

Torenvlied, R. and R. Thomson. 2003. Is implementation distinct from political bargaining? A micro-level test. Rationality and Society 15 (1) 65-85.

Thomson, R. 2001. The programme to policy linkage: the fulfilment of election pledges on socio-economic policy in the Netherlands, 1986-1998. European Journal of Political Research 40: 171-197

Thomson, R. 1999. Election pledges and coalition agreements in the Netherlands, 1986-1994. Acta Politica 34: 302-330.