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Biography

Robert Thomson is Professor of Political Science in the School of Social Sciences. He joined Monash in 2017, having previously held positions in the Netherlands (at the Universities of Groningen and Utrecht), Ireland (at Trinity College Dublin) and the United Kingdom (at the University of Strathclyde).

His research focuses on international comparisons of democratic representation, and various forms of international governance. In one area of ongoing research Robert and his colleagues are examining the conditions under which politicians keep and break the promises they make to voters when they enter government office. In another area of ongoing research Robert and his colleagues are seeking to understand negotiations in the European Union and how the EU operates on the international stage. He is author of Resolving Controversy in the European Union (Cambridge University Press), and a series of articles and book chapters on national, EU, and international politics.

Professor Thomson welcomes inquiries from prospective doctoral students. He advises doctoral students in a range of areas including: Democratic representation; national and international governance; and public policy. He has advised 12 doctoral students to completion to date, most of whom now have successful careers in prestigious universities.

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Research Output 2011 2018

The evolution of political networks: Evidence from the Council of the European Union

Huhe, N., Naurin, D. & Thomson, R. 2018 In : European Union Politics. 19, 1, p. 25-51 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The responsiveness of legislative actors to stakeholders’ demands in the European Union

Judge, A. & Thomson, R. 26 Jul 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of European Public Policy. p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Trust and Citizens’ Evaluations of Promise Keeping by Governing Parties

Thomson, R. 19 Mar 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Political Studies. p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The fulfillment of parties' election pledges: A comparative study on the impact of power sharing

Thomson, R., Royed, T., Naurin, E., Artes, J., Costello, R., Ennser-Jedenastik, L., Ferguson, M., Kostadinova, P., Moury, C., Petry, F. & Praprotnik, K. 2017 In : American Journal of Political Science. 61, 3, p. 527–542 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The malleable nature of party identification

Thomson, R. 2017 Conservative Revolution?: Electoral Change in Twenty-First Century Ireland. Marsh, M., Farrell, D. M. & McElroy, G. (eds.). Oxford UK: Oxford University Press, p. 124-142 19 p.

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