Publications

The design of government portfolios – that is, the distribution of competencies among government ministries and office holders – has …

This article analyses how populist parties wage opposition in parliament. Our findings indicate that populist opposition parties are …

Does government party support decline in a monotonic fashion throughout the legislative cycle or do we observe a u-shaped “electoral …

We examine the development of opposition party behaviour in the Dutch Tweede Kamer between 1998 and 2015.

This paper shifts the analysis of parliamentary oversight tools to the level of the political party, asking how political parties make …

The Dutch Parliamentary Behaviour Dataset contains a record of parliamentary (voting) behaviour in the Dutch Tweede Kamer (Second …

This research note extends the confrontational approach to estimating party policy positions by providing a way to estimate uncertainty …

We analyseren de relatie tussen parlement en regering aan de hand van interruptiepatronen in parlementaire debatten en een …

The divide between government and opposition is clearly visible in the way members of parliament vote, but the variation in …

This article examines the effects of design choices on these tools by focusing on the response scale that is used to measure the policy …

This article describes a statistical method for aggregating the information from Irish opinion polls.

Most theories of legislative behaviour explain the behaviour of MPs through electoral incentives. However, they fail to explain …

This study seeks to establish the effect of parliamentary specialisation on cosponsorship of parliamentary proposals in parliamentary …

In parliament, populist parties express their positions almost every day through voting. There is great diversity among them, for …

We examine the use of spatial models in Voting Advice Applications. A successful branch of VAAs uses multidimensional models of the …

This article studies how the presence of the supported minority government Rutte-I affected patterns of legislative behavior. On the …

In election times more and more voters consult voting advice applications (VAAs), which show them what party or candidate provides the …

Parliamentary systems are characterised by strong links between the executive and the legislature. While the importance of …

This study seeks to establish the effect of parliamentary specialisation on cosponsorship of parliamentary proposals in parliamentary …

This article studies how the presence of the supported minority government Rutte-I affected patterns of legislative behaviour. On basis …

De politiek in België en Nederland staat in het laatste decennium onder druk: de opkomst van populistische partijen, fragmentatie van …

This paper analyses the design of the EU Profiler, the first truly cross-national VAA. We assess the convergent validity and scaling …

Leven van Dick Dolman Tien jaar lang was Dick Dolman voorzitter van de Tweede Kamer (1979-1989). In Politiek samenspel kijkt hij terug …

This article studies the extent to which Dutch political parties fulfil their electoral mandates.

In een politieke discussie staan vooral meningen centraal. En met ‘feiten’ kunnen politici alle kanten op. Toch pleit bijna niemand …

This article studies collective party mandate fulfilment by comparing parties’ election manifestos with the parliamentary speeches of …

Do political parties fulfil their election mandates? This study provides an empirical analysis of a question many people feel …

This article applies spatial theory to the question of the party mandate.

Het denken over democratisering binnen GroenLinks is blijven steken in het participatie-ideaal uit de jaren zeventig, hoewel dat niet …