"I have had the opportunity to present my research to the readership of international peer-reviewed journals such as Governance, the Journal of European Public Policy, the European Journal of Political Research, and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory."

Congress papers

Peer-reviewed journal articles


Heidbreder, E., Stadelmann-Steffen, I., Thomann, E. and F. Sager. 2019. EU Referendums in Context: What can we learn from the Swiss Case? Public Administration 97(2): 370-383.

Thomann, E., Trein, P. and M. Maggetti. 2019. What’s the problem? Multilevel governance and problem-solving. European Policy Analysis 5(1): 37-57.

Trein, P., Thomann, E. and M. Maggetti. 2019. Integration, functional differentiation and problem-solving in multilevel governance: a comparative perspective. Public Administration 97(2): 339-354.


, E. and C. Rapp. 2018. Who Deserves Solidarity? Unequal Treatment of Immigrants in Swiss Welfare Policy Delivery. Policy Studies Journal 46(3): 531-552.    Online appendix 

Thomann, E. 2018. 'Donate your organs, donate life!' Explicitness in policy instruments. Policy Sciences 51(4): 433–456. Open access

Thomann, E. van Engen, N. and L. Tummers. 2018. The necessity of discretion: a behavioral evaluation of bottom-up implementation theory.  Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 28(4): 583–601.
  Open access    Supplementary material 

Thomann, E., Hupe, P. and F. Sager. 2018. Serving Many Masters: Public Accountability in Private Policy Implementation. Governance 31(2): 299–319.    Raw dataset    fuzzy dataset

Thomann, E. and M. Maggetti. 2017. Designing Research with Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA): Approaches, Challenges, and Tools. Sociological Methods & Research, DOI: 10.1177/0049124117729700.    Online appendix

Thomann, E. 2017. The Notions of Regulation and Self-Regulation in Political Science.
Journal of Self-Regulation and Regulation 1(3): 54-75     Open access

Thomann, E. and F. Sager. 2017. Moving beyond legal compliance: Innovative approaches to EU multi-level implementation.
Journal of European Public Policy 24(9): 1253-1268.

Thomann, E. and A. Zhelyazkova. 2017. Moving beyond (non-)compliance: the customization of European Union policies in 27 countries. Journal of European Public Policy 24(9): 1269-1288.    Online appendix

Thomann, E. and F. Sager. 2017. Toward a better understanding of implementation performance in the EU multi-level system. Journal of European Public Policy 24(9): 1385-1407.

Sager, F. and E. Thomann. 2017. Multiple streams in member state implementation: politics, problem construction and policy paths in Swiss asylum policy. Journal of Public Policy 37(3): 287-314.    Online appendix    raw dataset    fuzzy dataset    replication file 

Hinterleitner, M., Sager, F. and E. Thomann. 2016. The Politics of External Approval: Explaining the IMF’s Evaluation of Austerity Programs. European Journal of Political Research 55(3): 549–567.    Online appendix    raw dataset    fuzzy dataset    replication file

Thomann, E., Lieberherr, E. and K. Ingold. 2016. Torn between state and market: Private policy implementation and conflicting institutional logics. Policy & Society 35(1): 57-69.

Thomann, E. and A. Manatschal. 2016. Identifying context and cause in small-N settings: A Comparative Multilevel Analysis. Policy Sciences 49(3): 335-348.
Thomann, E. 2015. Is output performance all about the resources? A fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis of street-level bureaucrats in Switzerland.
Public Administration 93(1): 177-194.     Online appendix    raw dataset    fuzzy dataset

Thomann, E. 2015. Customizing Europe: Transposition as bottom-up implementation. Journal of European Public Policy 22(10): 1368-1387.

Sager, F., Thomann, E. Zollinger, C., van der Heiden, N. and C. Mavrot. 2014. Street-level bureaucrats and New Modes of Governance – How Conflicting Roles Affect the Implementation of the Swiss Ordinance on Veterinary Medicinal Products. Public Management Review 16(4): 481-502.

Sager, F., Thomann, E., Zollinger, C. and C. Mavrot. 2014. Confronting theories of European integration: A comparative congruence analysis of veterinary drugs regulations in five countries. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 16(5):457-474.     Online appendix