In 2011 I defended my PhD thesis on the democratic mandate of political parties in Great Britain and the Netherlands, which I wrote at Leiden University.
I regularly contribute to the Dutch political science weblog StukRoodVlees.nl. Those who are interested in my aggregation of Dutch polls can have a look at peilingwijzer.tomlouwerse.nl.
The design effects of voting advice applications: Comparing methods of calculating matches
(with Martin Rosema)
This article focuses on the method used to calculate the match between voters and parties. More specifically, we examine the use (explicit or implicit) of alternative spatial models and metrics. The results indicate that the advice depends strongly on the spatial model adopted.
Politiek in een veranderende wereld: Nederland en België in vergelijkend perspectief
(with Jan Erk and Kavita Heijstek-Ziemann)
A Dutch-language textbook on comparative politics, suitable both for students as well as a broader audience.