Journal articles

Thomson, R., T. Royed, E. Naurin, J. Artés, R. Costello, L. Ennser-Jedenastik, M. Ferguson, P. Kostadinova, C. Moury, F. Pétry and K. Praprotnik. 2017. The Fulfillment of Parties’ Election Pledges: A Comparative Study on the Impact of Power Sharing. American Journal of Political Science Early view.

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.