Publications by team members related to the project

On political decision-making

    [NEW] Vis, Barbara (2018 forthcoming), 'Heuristics and Political Elites' Judgment and Decision Making', Political Studies Review (accepted for publication). [link to pre-print article].
    [NEW] Linde, Jona & Barbara Vis (2017), 'The Uncertainty of Welfare Retrenchment's Electoral Consequences', DaWS Working Paper Series, 2017-1. [link to article].
    [NEW] Vis, Barbara (2017), 'Prospect Theory', in Fathali Moghaddam (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior, Sage, pp. 670-672.
    [NEW] Linde, Jona & Barbara Vis (2017). 'Do Politicians Take Risky Decisions Like the Rest of Us? An Experimental Test of Prospect Theory under MPs', Political Psychology, 38(1): 101-117. [link to open access article]
      Link to Online Appendix
      Blog on article available in Dutch
    Vis, Barbara (2011), 'Prospect Theory and Political Decision-making', Political Studies Review, 9(3): 334-343. [link to article]

    Vis, Barbara (2010), 'Politics of Risk-Taking: Welfare State Reform in Advanced Democracies. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [PDF]

On party position change

    [NEW] Van der Velden, Mariken, Gijs Schumacher & Barbara Vis (2018 forthcoming), 'Living in the Past or Living in the Future? Analyzing Parties' Platform Change In-between Elections, The Netherlands 1997 - 2014', Political Communication (accepted for publication).
    Schumacher, Gijs, Marc van der Wardt, Barbara Vis & Michael Baggesen Klitgaard (2015), 'How aspiration to office conditions the impact of government participation on party platform change', American Journal of Political Science, 59(4): 1040-1054. [link to article].
      Pre-print article [ungated] / Supplementary Information / Replication material
      Blogs on the article available in English, in Danish, and in Dutch.
    Van der Velden, Mariken, Gijs Schumacher & Barbara Vis (2015), 'Do Parties Respond to Electoral Prospects?', Paper prepared for presentation at the 73rd MPSA Conference, 16-19 April, 2015, Chicago [link to conference paper].
      Paper also presented at the 4th Annual EPSA Conference, 19-21 June, Edinburgh, Scotland, and at the ECPR General Conference, 3-6 September, Glasgow, Scotland.
    Van der Velden, Mariken & Gijs Schumacher (2015), 'Drifting Apart or Sticking Together? An Analysis of Coalition Partnersí Behavior in 11 Western European Countries', Paper prepared for presentation at The Manifesto Project User Conference, 5-5 June, Berlin [link to conference paper].
      A previous version of this paper has been presented at the 73rd MPSA Conference, 16-19 April, 2015, Chicago.
    Baggesen Klitgaard, Michael, Gijs Schumacher, Barbara Vis & Marc van de Wardt (2015), 'Office Rookies Feeling the Blues: Why and How Parties Change After Office Attainment', Paper prepared for presentation at the 73rd MPSA Conference, 16-19 April, 2015, Chicago [link to conference paper].

    Schumacher, Gijs, Marc van der Wardt, Barbara Vis & Michael Baggesen Klitgaard (2013), 'Do Opposition Parties Change Their Platform?', Paper prepared for the ECPR General Conference 2013, Bordeaux, France [available on request].

    Schumacher, Gijs, Catherine de Vries & Barbara Vis (2013), 'Why Political Parties Change Their Position: Institutional Conditions and Environmental Incentives', Journal of Politics, 75(2): 464-477. [link to article]

On military intervention

    Kuijpers, Dieuwertje & Gijs Schumacher (2015). 'Don't Mention the War vs Stick to Your Guns: Political Party Responses to Military Interventions', Paper prepared for presentation at the 73rd MPSA Conference, 16-19 April, 2015, Chicago [link to conference paper]; [link to appendix].

    Kuijpers, Dieuwertje, Barbara Vis & Wolfgang Wagner (2014). 'Diverting or Gambling? Re-reading the Diversionary Use of Force Literature from a Prospect-theoretical Perspective', Paper prepared for presentation at the Fourth Global International Studies Conference, 6-9 August, Frankfurt, Germany [available on request].

On (the risk of) welfare state reform

    [NEW] Kees van Kersbergen & Barbara Vis (2017). 'De Toekomst van de Verzorgingsstaat in Verkiezingstijd: Politieke Partijen Waarschijnlijk Weer Gul', Maatschappij & Politiek (M&P): Vakblad voor Maatschappijleer, 1: 4-7.

    [NEW] Kees van Kersbergen & Barbara Vis (2016). De Verzorgingsstaat. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

    Vis, Barbara (2016). 'Taking Stock of the Comparative Literature on the Role of Blame Avoidance Strategies in Social Policy Reform', Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 18(2): 122-137. Doi: 10.1080/13876988.2015.1005955.[link to pre-print article]

    Van Kersbergen, Kees & Barbara Vis (2015). 'Three Worlds' Typology: Moving Beyond Normal Science?', Journal of European Social Policy, 25(1): 111-123. Doi:10.1177/0958928714556974.
    [link to pre-print article]

    Van Kersbergen, Kees, Barbara Vis & Anton Hemerijck (2014), 'The Great Recession and Welfare State Reform: Is Retrenchment Really the Only Game Left in Town?', Social Policy & Administration, 48(7): 883-904. Doi: 10.1111/spol.12063.

    Van Kersbergen, Kees & Barbara Vis (2014). Comparative Welfare State Politics: Development, Opportunities, and Reform. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Vis, Barbara & Kees van Kersbergen (2013), 'Towards an Open Functional Approach to Welfare State Change: Pressures, Ideas, and Blame Avoidance', Public Administration, 91(4): 840-854. [link to article]

    Vis, Barbara (2013), 'Taking Stock of the (Changed?) Role of Political Strategies in Welfare State Reform', Paper prepared for the ECPR General Conference 2013, Bordeaux, France. [link to paper]

    Vis, Barbara (2013), 'Fundamenteel Onderzoek voor de Publieke Zaak?! Wanneer Impopulaire Maatregelen te Nemen en hoe ermee Weg te Komen' (Fundamental Research for the Public Cause?! When to Take Impopular Measures and How to Get Away with it), in: van Genugten, Marieke, Honingh, Marlies & Trommel, Willem (eds.), Passie voor de Publieke Zaak (Passion for the Public Cause). Den Haag: Boom Lemma, pp. 19-36.

    Hollanders, David & Barbara Vis (2013), 'Voters' Commitment Problem and the Timing of Welfare-Program Reforms', Public Choice, 155(3): 433-448 (open access). [link to article]

    Schumacher, Gijs, Barbara Vis & Kees van Kersbergen (2013), 'Party Competition, Electoral Punishment and Welfare State Retrenchment', Comparative European Politics, 11(1): 1-21. [link to article]

    Schumacher, Gijs & Barbara Vis (2012), 'Why Do Social Democrats Retrench the Welfare State? A Simulation', Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 15(3): 1-12. [link to article]

    Vis, Barbara (2009), 'The Importance of Socio-Economic and Political Losses and Gains in Welfare State Reform', Journal of European Social Policy , 19(5), 395-407. [link to article]

    Vis, Barbara (2009), 'Governments and Unpopular Social Policy Reform: Biting the Bullet or Steering Clear?', European Journal of Political Research , 48(1), 31-57. [link to article]

On methods

    [NEW] De Block, Debora & Barbara Vis (2017), 'Addressing the Challenges in Using Qualitative Data in Qualitative Comparative Analysis', COMPASSS Working Paper, no. 2017-88. [link to open access article].
    Vis, Barbara & Jan Dul (2016), 'Analyzing Relationships of Necessity Not Just in Kind But Also in Degree: Complementing fsQCA with NCA', accepted for publication in Sociological Methods and Research [link to open access article].