Publications

Please find an overview of my recent publications below with links to the original sources. Author's Original Manuscripts (pre-review draft) or Author's Accepted Manuscript (post-review draft) are provided when allowed. If these are not available, I might be able to provide colleagues with a copy of the article. Feel free to send me an e-mail.


Forthcoming/in press
Louwerse, T., Otjes, S. & Van Vonno, C.M.C. (published online 2017) The Dutch Parliamentary Behaviour Dataset, Acta Politica. [Dataset] FREE TO READ

Louwerse, T., Otjes, S., Willumsen, D. & Öhberg, P. (published online 2016) Reaching across the aisle. Explaining government-opposition voting in parliament, Party Politics. [Accepted Manuscript]

Louwerse, T. & Pellikaan, H. (published online 2015) 'Estimating Uncertainty in Party Policy Positions Using the Confrontational Approach', Political Science Research and Methods. doi:10.1017/psrm.2015.32. [Accepted Manuscript] [Replication materials]


2016
Louwerse, T. (2016) Improving Opinion Poll Reporting: The Irish Polling Indicator, Irish Political Studies, 31(4), 541-566. [Replication materials] OPEN ACCESS

Louwerse, T. & Otjes, S. (2016) 'Personalised parliamentary behaviour without electoral incentives: the case of the Netherlands', West European Politics, 39(4), 778-799. [Accepted Manuscript] [Free PDF copies]

Rosema, M. & Louwerse, T. (2016) Response Scales in Voting Advice Applications: Do Different Designs Produce Different Outcomes? Policy & Internet, 8(4), 431-456. OPEN ACCESS

2015 
Louwerse, T. & Otjes, S. (2015) 'The Impact of Parliamentary Specialisation on Cosponsorship', Journal of Legislative Studies, 21(4), 476-494. [Accepted Manuscript] [Free PDF copies]

Otjes, S. & Louwerse, T. (2015) ‘Populists in Parliament: Comparing Left-Wing and Right-Wing Populism in the Netherlands’, Political Studies, 63(1), 60-79. [Accepted Manuscript]

2014
Fivaz, J., Louwerse, T. & Schwarz, D. (2014) ‘Keeping promises: VAAs and political representation’ in: D. Garzia & S. Marschall (Eds.) Matching Voters with Parties and Candidates, pp. 197-216, Colchester: ECPR Press.

Louwerse, T. & M. Rosema (2014) 'The Design Effects of Voting Advice Applications: Comparing Methods of Calculating Matches', Acta Politica, 49(3), 286-312. FREE ACCESS

Otjes, S. & Louwerse, T. (2014) 'A Special Majority Cabinet? Supported Minority Governance and Parliamentary Behavior in the Netherlands', World Political Science Review, 10(2), 343-363[This is an English-language version of Otjes & Louwerse (2013) Res Publica 55(4), 459-480] [PDF]

Otjes, S. & Louwerse, T. (2014) 'Spatial models in voting advice applications', Electoral studies, 36, 263-271. [Accepted Manuscript]

Van Aelst, P. & Louwerse, T. (2014) Parliament without government: The Belgian parliament during the long government formation processes of 2007-2011West European Politics, 37(3), 475-496. [Accepted Manuscript]

2013
Otjes, S. & Louwerse, T. (2013) 'Een bijzonder meerderheidskabinet? Parlementair gedrag tijdens het kabinet Rutte-I' Res Publica, 55(4), 459-480. [English version has been published in World Political Science Review, see 2014]

2012
Louwerse, T. (2012)Mechanisms of Issue Congruence: The Democratic Party MandateWest European Politics, 35(6), 1249-1271. [Accepted Manuscript] [Free PDF copies] [Online appendices] [Replication materials]

Louwerse, T. (2012). Het democratisch mandaat van Nederlandse politieke partijen: crisis of continuïteit? [The Democratic Mandate of Dutch Political Parties: Crisis or Continuity?] Res Publica, 54(4), 413-441. [Accepted Manuscript]

Louwerse, T. & Otjes, S. (2012). Design challenges in cross-national VAAs: the case of the EU Profiler. International Journal of Electronic Governance, 5(3/4), 279-297. [Accepted Manuscript]

2011
Louwerse, T. (2011). Political parties and the democratic mandate. Comparing Collective mandate fulfilment in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. LEI Universiteit Leiden (255 pp.) (Wöhrmann Print Service). Prom./coprom.: prof. dr R.B. Andeweg & dr H. Pellikaan. [Replication materials]

Louwerse, T. (2011). The Spatial Approach to the Party MandateParliamentary Affairs, 64(3), 425-447.


2009
Louwerse, T. (2009). Mapping Policy Preferences II: Estimates for Parties, Electors, and Governments in Eastern Europe, European Union and OECD 1990-2003 [Book review]. Acta Politica, 44(1), 106-109. [Author's Accepted Manuscript]



2016
Louwerse, T. (2016) Pooling Opinion Polls in the Netherlands. Paper presented at the Dutch-Flemish Political Science Conference, Politicologenetmaal, Brussels, 2-3 June.

Louwerse, T. (2016) Opinion Polls and the Party Mandate. Paper presented at the General Conference of the European Political Science Association, Brussels, 23-25 June.

Louwerse, T. & Otjes, S. (2016) Explaining the Use of Parliamentary Questions by Parliamentary Party Groups. Paper presented at the 3rd General Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments, Munich, 30 June-2 July.

Otjes, S., Louwerse, T. & Timmermans A. (2016) The Reinvention of Consensus DemocracyOpposition Party Behaviour in the Netherlands, 1998-2015. Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, Prague, 7-10 September.


2015
Louwerse, T. (2015) The impact of opinion polls on party mandate fulfilment: evidence from Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association (EPSA), Vienna, 25-27 June.

Louwerse, T. (2015) The concept of 'positive' and 'negative' parliamentarism. Paper presented at the workshop 'Vague concepts and poor operationalization – solutions to measurement problems in studies of government formation', Stockholm, 16-18 September.

Louwerse, T. (2015) Improving Opinion Poll Reporting: The Irish Polling Indicator. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland, Cork, 16-18 October.

Louwerse, T. & Otjes, S. (2015) Explaining the use of parliamentary questions by political parties: beyond electoral incentives. Paper presented at the Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and parliamentarians Wroxton, United Kingdom 25-26 July.

Otjes, S., Louwerse, T. & Timmermans, A. (2015) "Populism and Opposition Party Behaviour in the Netherlands" Paper presented at the Conference of the Council of European Studies Paris, France 8-10 July.

Rosema, M. & Louwerse, T. (2015). Answer Scales in Voting Advice Applications. Paper presented at the Politcologenetmaal, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 11-12 June.

Rosema, M. & Louwerse, T. (2015). Answer Scales in Voting Advice Applications. Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, Montréal, 26-29 August.

2014
Louwerse, T. (2014) The impact of electoral uncertainty on the party mandate in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Paper presented at the panel "Political Parties and Mandate Politics", ECPR General Conference, Glasgow, 4 September.

Louwerse, T. (2014) Unpacking 'positive' and 'negative' parliamentarism. Paper presented at the workshop "The Evolution of Parliamentarism and Its Political Consequences", Joint Sessions of Workshops of the European Consortium of Political Research, Salamanca, Spain, 10-15 April.

Otjes, S. & Louwerse, T. (2014) Personalised parliamentary behaviour without electoral incentives: the case of the Netherlands. Paper presented at the workshop ‘What, how and why do parties and politicians decide? Innovative and established approaches in political decision-making’, Politicologenetmaal, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 12-13 June.

Otjes, S., Louwerse, T., Willumsen, D. & Öhberg, P. (2014) The Impact of Government Majority Status on Parliamentary Behaviour: Comparing Sweden and the Netherlands. Paper presented at the panel 'Perspectives on Legislative Voting', ECPR General Conference, Glasgow, 5 September.

2013
Louwerse, T. & Van Aelst, P. (2013) The exceptional Belgian case? Government formation processes in comparative perspective. Paper presented at the conference ‘Belgium: The State of the Federation’, Vereniging voor Politieke Wetenschappen/Association belge francophone de science politique, Louvain-la-Neuve, 18 October.

Fivaz, J., Louwerse, T. & Schwarz, D. (2013). Keeping promises: VAAs and political representation. Paper presented at the conference ‘Matching Voters with Parties and Candidates: Voting Advice Applications in a Comparative Perspective’, Lausanne, 1-2 May.

Louwerse, T. & Otjes, S. (2013). A special majority cabinet? Minority cabinet governance in the Netherlands. Paper presented at the session Parliamentary Rules, Conference ‘Political Legitimacy and the Paradox of Regulation’, Leiden, 23-25 January.

Otjes, S. & Louwerse, T. (2013). Patterns of coalition-opposition voting in parliamentary systems: exploring case of the Netherlands. Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux, 4-7 September.

Otjes, S. & Louwerse, T. (2013). Personalised parliamentary behaviour without electoral incentives: the case of the Netherlands. Paper presented at the workshop Understanding Parliamentarians. Individual Goals and Behaviour in European Legislatures, ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Mainz, 12-15 March.


2012
Aelst, P. van & Louwerse, T. (2012). Parliament without government: A study on the Belgian parliament during 541 days of government formation. Session ‘The Parliamentary Arena’, Annual Politicologenetmaal of the Nederlandse Kring voor de Wetenschap der Politiek (NKWP): Amsterdam (2012, May 31 - 2012, June 01).

Louwerse, T. & Otjes, S. (2012). Talking the Talk,Walking the Walk? Comparing Speech and Sponsorship in the Dutch Parliament. Session ‘The Parliamentary Arena’, Annual Politicologenetmaal of the Nederlandse Kring voor de Wetenschap der Politiek (NKWP): Amsterdam (2012, May 31 - 2012, June 01).

Louwerse, T. & Vonno, C. van (2012). Candidate Selection, Parliamentary Activity and Party Orientation. Session ‘The Parliamentary Arena’, Annual Politicologenetmaal of the Nederlandse Kring voor de Wetenschap der Politiek (NKWP): Amsterdam (2012, May 31 - 2012, June 01).


2011
Louwerse, T. (2011). Mechanisms of issue congruence: the democratic party mandate. ECPR Joint Sessions, Workshop Issue Congruence and Policy Responsiveness in European Governance: St. Gallen, Switzerland (2011, April 12 - 2001, April 17). 

Louwerse, T. & Pellikaan, H. (2011). Estimating Party Policy Positions: The Confrontational Approach. Politicologenetmaal: Amsterdam (2011, June 09 - 2011, June 10).


Louwerse, T. & Rosema, M. (2011). The Design Effects of Voting Advice Applications: Comparing Methods of Calculating Results. ECPR Conference: Reykjavik (2011, August 25 - 2011, August 27).


Otjes, S. & Louwerse, T. (2011). Spatial models in Voting Advice Applications. Politicologenetmaal: Amsterdam (2011, June 9 - 2011, June 10). 

Otjes, S. & Louwerse, T. (2011). Specialized Partisans. Understanding Patterns of Parliamentary Cosponsorship: the Case of the Netherlands. Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments (2011, November 24 - 2011, November 25)


2010
Louwerse, T. (2010). Comparing Spaces of Electoral and Parliamentary Party Competition. Making Parliament Speak: Paris (2010, October 13 - 2010, October 14).

Louwerse, T. (2010). The Spatial Approach to the Party Mandate. Politicologenetmaal: Leuven (2010, May 28 - 2010, May 29). 

2009
Louwerse, T. (2009). Referenda and party representation: the case of the Dutch EU referendum. European Network for the analysis of political text (ENAPT) Workshop: Keele University, Keele, United Kingdom (2009, June 25).

Louwerse, T. (2009). The promise of political parties: congruence between electoral and parliamentary spaces of party competition in the Netherlands. Politicologenetmaal: Berg en Dal, Nederland (2009, May 28 - 2009, May 29).


2008
Louwerse, T. (2008). Populism and the democratic mandate. Politicologenetmaal: Berg en Dal (2008, May 25 - 2008, May 26).

Louwerse, T. (2008). The European mandate of national parliaments. ECPR standing group summerschool on political parties and European politics: Florence, Italy (2008, September 08 - 2008, September 19).

2007
Louwerse, T. (2007). Following the leader? Party positions on institutional reform in the Netherlands, 1998-2006. Politicologenetmaal 2007: Antwerpen (2007, May 31 - 2007, June 1).
2014
Louwerse, T. (2014) Verkiezingsbeloften: een verouderd ritueel? [Election promises: an obsolete ritual?], In: Sarah L. de Lange, Monique Leyenaar and Pieter de Jong (eds). Politieke partijen: nodig of overbodig?, pp. 99-110, Den Haag: Raad voor het Openbaar Bestuur.

Otjes, S., & Louwerse, T. (2012). Een middenkabinet of een minderheidskabinet? In G. Voerman (Ed.), Halverwege? Tussenbalans kabinet Rutte-II, pp. 35–48, Den Haag: Montesquieu Instituut.


2013
Erk, J., Heijstek-Ziemann, K. & Louwerse, T. (2013) Politiek in een veranderende wereld: Nederland en België in vergelijkend perspectief. [Politics in a changing world: the Netherlands and Belgium in a comparative perspective] Leuven: Acco.

Louwerse, T. (2013) Peilingen in het nieuws: van hypes naar trends. Beleid en maatschappij, 40(2), 176-179.


2012
Louwerse, T. (2012) Feitenvrije vs meningenvrije politiekIdee: wetenschappelijk tijdschrift D66 2012(5), pp. 21-23.

Louwerse, T. (2012) Leven van Dick Dolman. [Bespreking van: Politiek samenspel: biografische notities].  Openbaar Bestuur, december 2012, p. 30.

2011
Louwerse, T. & Otjes, S. (2011). Loyaal met een scherpe rand. Leiden: Universiteit Leiden.

2010
Otjes, S. & Louwerse, T. (2010). Kies voor de liberale democratieDe Helling: Tijdschrift voor linkse politiek, 2010(3).