Books, chapters, and edited volumes


Oana, I.E., Schneider, C.Q. and E. Thomann. 2021. Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) Using R: A Beginner's Guide. Cambridge University Press.

Thomann, E. 2019. Customized implementation of European Union food safety policy: United in diversity? Palgrave Macmillan, International Series on Public Policy.

Thomann, E. and F. Sager (eds). 2018. Innovative Approaches to EU Multilevel Implementation: Moving beyond legal compliance. Routledge, ISBN: 978-0-8153-6000-1.


Thomann, E. 2015. Public health policy at the frontline: A comparative perspective. Bern: KPM-Schriftenreihe, Nr. 62.

Chapters in edited volumes, handbooks and encyclopediae

Thomann, E. and A. Zhelyazkova. 2021. Policy implementation. In: Jordan, A. and V. Gravey. Environmental Policy in the EU: Actors, institutions and processes. Routledge, pp. 220-240.

Sager, F., Thomann, E, and P. Hupe. 2020. Accountability of public servants at the street level, In van der Heijden, J, (ed) Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant. Palgrave.

Thomann, E. 2020. Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) for comparative policy analysis. In G. Fontaine & B. G. Peters (Eds.), Handbook of research methods and applications in comparative policy analysis (Chapter 15). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Thomann, E. and J. Ege. (2019). Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) in Public Administration. In Encyclopedia of Public Administration. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.ORE_POL-01444.R1

Thomann, E. 2019. Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) as a tool for street-level bureaucracy research. In: Research Handbook on Street-Level Bureaucracy: The Ground Floor of Government in Context. Edward Elgar, Public Policy Series (Editor Peter Hupe), pp. 370-391. pre-print version

Lieberherr, E. and E. Thomann. 2019. Street-level bureaucracy research and accountability beyond hierarchy. In: Research Handbook on Street-Level Bureaucracy: The Ground Floor of Government in Context. Edward Elgar, Public Policy Series (Editor Peter Hupe), pp. 223-239. pre-print version

Thomann, E. 2018. Food safety policy: transnational, hybrid, wicked. In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford University Press. pre-print version

Thomann, E. and F. Sager. 2017. Hybridity in action: Accountability dilemmas of public and for-profit food safety inspectors in Switzerland. In: Paul Verbruggen and Tetty Havinga (Eds). Hybridization of food governance: Trends, types and results. Cheltenham and Massachusetts: Edward Elgar, 100-120. pre-print version

Buffat, A., Hupe, P., Saetren, H. and E. Thomann. 2018. Public Policy in Practice. Permanent Study Group 13: Public Policy. In: Ongaro, E. (ed). Public Administration in Europe Theory and Practice. 40th EGPA Anniversary book. Palgrave-Springer - IIAS Series Governance and Public Management.

Special issues and symposiums

Haesebrouck, T. and E. Thomann. 2021. Causation, inferences, and solution types in configurational comparative methods. Quality & Quantity, DOI: 10.1007/s11135-021-01209-4.

Gofen, A., Moseley, A., Thomann, E. and K. Weaver. 2021. Behavioural governance in the policy process. Journal of European Public Policy 28(5).

Ewert, B., Loer, K. and E. Thomann. 2020. Beyond nudge. Advancing the state-of-the-art of Behavioural Public Policy and Administration. Policy & Politics, 49(1).

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).

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