Publications

"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

2019

Sager, F., Rüefli, C. and E. Thomann. 2019. Fixing Federal Faults. Complementary Member State Policies in Swiss Health Care Policy. Accepted for publication in International Review of Public Policy.

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.

2018

Thomann
, 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

2017
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 

2016
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.
 
2015
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.

2014
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