Publications

De PVV in het parlement

Bij de Tweede Kamerverkiezingen van november 2006 wist de Partij voor de Vrijheid (PVV) als enige rechtse nieuwkomer zetels te behalen. …

The political dynamics of portfolio design in European democracies

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

How Populists Wage Opposition: Parliamentary Opposition Behaviour and Populism in Netherlands

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

The electoral cycle effect in parliamentary democracies

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

The Netherlands: The reinvention of consensus democracy

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

Parliamentary Questions as Strategic Party Tools

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

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

Estimating Uncertainty in Party Policy Positions Using the Confrontational Approach

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

Naar nieuwe verhoudingen tussen Kamer en kabinet?

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

Reaching across the aisle: Explaining government–opposition voting in parliament

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

Response Scales in Voting Advice Applications: Do Different Designs Produce Different Outcomes?

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

Improving opinion poll reporting: the Irish Polling Indicator

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

Personalised parliamentary behaviour without electoral incentives: the case of the Netherlands

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

The Impact of Parliamentary Specialisation on Cosponsorship

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

Populists in Parliament: Comparing Left-Wing and Right-Wing Populism in the Netherlands

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

Spatial models in voting advice applications

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

A Special Majority Cabinet? Supported Minority Governance and Parliamentary Behavior in the Netherlands

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

The design effects of voting advice applications: Comparing methods of calculating matches

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

Parliament without Government: The Belgian Parliament and the Government Formation Processes of 2007–2011

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

Keeping promises: VAAs and political representation

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

Een bijzonder meerderheidskabinet? Parlementair gedrag tijdens het kabinet Rutte-I

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

Politiek in een veranderende wereld: Nederland en België in vergelijkend perspectief.

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

Design challenges in cross-national VAAs: the case of the EU Profiler

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. [Bespreking van: Politiek samenspel: biografische notities]

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

Het democratisch mandaat van Nederlandse politieke partijen: crisis of continuïteit?

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

Feitenvrije vs meningenvrije politiek

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

Mechanisms of Issue Congruence: The Democratic Party Mandate

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

Political parties and the democratic mandate. Comparing Collective mandate fulfilment in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

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

The Spatial Approach to the Party Mandate

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

Kies voor de liberale democratie

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