Publications

Books

 

  • Van Kersbergen, Kees & Barbara Vis (2016), De Verzorgingsstaat (The Welfare State), Amsterdam University Press, series Elementaire Deeltjes.

 

 

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

 

 

  • Vis, Barbara (2008), Biting the Bullet or Steering Clear? Politics of (Not-) Unpopular Welfare State Reform in Advanced Capitalist Democracies. Ph.D. Dissertation, Faculty of Social Sciences, VU University Amsterdam. Enschede: PrintPartners Ipskamp.

 

Journal Articles (refereed)

2018 or forthcoming

  • De Block, Debora & Barbara Vis (2018), ‘Addressing the Challenges Related to Transforming Qualitative into Quantitative Data in Qualitative Comparative Analysis’, Journal of Mixed Methods Research (EarlyView, open access).
  • Van der Velden, Mariken, Gijs Schumacher & Barbara Vis (2018), ‘Living in the Past or Living in the Future? Analyzing Parties’ Platform Change In-between Elections, The Netherlands 1997 – 2014′, Political Communication. (EarlyView).
  • Vis, Barbara (2018), ‘Heuristics and Political Elites’ Judgment and Decision Making’, Political Studies Review (EarlyView, open access).
  • Vis, Barbara & Dieuwertje Kuijpers (2018), ‘Prospect Theory and Foreign Policy Decision-making: Underexposed Issues, Advancements, and Ways Forward’, Contemporary Security Policy, 39(4): 575-589 (Open access).
  • Vis, Barbara & Jan Dul (2016 forthcoming), ‘Analyzing Relationships of Necessity Not Just In Kind But Also In Degree: Complementing fsQCA with NCA’, Sociological Methods and Research (OnlineFirst article, open access).

2017

  • 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 [open access].

2016

2015

2014

  • 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.

2013

  • 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.
  • Vis, Barbara & Tom Hylands (2013), ‘Fat Government, Thin Populace? Is the Growth of Obesity Prevalence Lower in More Generous Welfare States?’, International Journal of Social Welfare, 22(4): 360-373.
  • Schumacher, Gijs, Catherine de Vries & Barbara Vis (2013), ‘Why Do Parties Change Position? Party Organization & Environmental Incentives’, The Journal of Politics, 75(2): 464-477.
  • Vis, Barbara, Jaap Woldendorp & Hans Keman (2013), ‘Examining Variation in Economic Performance Using Fuzzy-Sets’, Quality & Quantity, 47(4): 1971-1989.
  • Hollanders, David & Barbara Vis
    (2013), ‘Voters’ Commitment Problem and the Timing of Welfare-Program Reforms’, Public Choice, 155(3-4): 433-448 (open access).
  • Schumacher, Gijs, Barbara Vis & Kees van Kersbergen (2013), ‘Political Parties’ Welfare Image, Electoral Punishment and Welfare State Retrenchment’, Comparative European Politics, 11(1): 1-21.

2012

2011

  • Vis, Barbara (2011), ‘Prospect Theory and Political Decision-making’, Political Studies Review, 9(3): 334-343.
  • Vis, Barbara, Kees van Kersbergen & Tom Hylands (2011), ‘To What Extent Did the Financial Crisis Intensify the Pressure to Reform the Welfare State?’, Social Policy & Administration, 45(4): 338-353.
  • Vis, Barbara (2011), Under Which Conditions Does Spending on Active Labor Market Policies Increase? A FsQCA Analysis of 53 Governments between 1985 and 2003, European Political Science Review, 3(2): 229-252

2009

2008

  • Vis, Barbara (2008), The Direction and Scope of Social Policy Change: Regime Specific or Radical Shift Towards Workfare?, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 10(2): 151-169.
  • Vis, Barbara, Kees van Kersbergen & Uwe Becker (2008) ,The Politics of Welfare State Reform in the Netherlands: Explaining a Never-
    Ending Puzzle, Acta Politica , 43(2-3): 333-356.

2007

  • Vis, Barbara, Jaap Woldendorp & Hans Keman (2007), Do Miracles Exist? Analyzing Economic Performance Comparatively, Journal of Business Research, 60(5): 531-538.
  • Vis, Barbara & Kees van Kersbergen (2007), Why and How Do Political Actors Pursue Risky Reforms?, Journal of Theoretical Politics, 19(2): 53-172.
  • Vis, Barbara (2007), States of Welfare or States of Workfare? Welfare State Restructuring in 16 Advanced Capitalist Democracies, 1985-2002, Policy & Politics, 35(1): 105-122 [additional tables].

 

Edited Volume
  • Andeweg, Rudy & Barbara Vis (2015) (eds.), Politicologie in Nederland: Van Politisering naar Professionalisering (Political Science in the Netherlands: From Politics to Professionalism), Oudewater: NKWP.
Contributions to Books (* indicates refereed)
  • Vis, Barbara (2018 forthcoming), ‘How to Analyze Welfare States and their Development?’, in: Bent Greve (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State (2nd edition). London and New York: Routledge.
  • Van Kersbergen, Kees & Barbara Vis (2017), ‘Algemeen Kiesrecht en de Verzorgingstaat’ (Universal Suffrage and the Welfare State) in Monique Leyenaar & Rudy Andeweg (eds.), 100-jaar Algemeen Kiesrecht in Nederland (100-year Universal Suffrage in the Netherlands). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 185-203.
  • Vis, Barbara (2017), ‘Prospect Theory’, in Fathali Moghaddam (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior, Sage, pp. 670-672.
  • Vis, Barbara (2015), ‘Hans Daalder: Over de Invloed van het Totalitarisme, Inspiratie in en uit het Buitenland, en Biografieen’, in Rudy Andeweg & Barbara Vis (eds.), Politicologie in Nederland: Van Politisering naar Professionalisering (Political Science in the Netherlands: From Politics to Professionalism), Oudewater: NKWP, pp. 7-12.
  • Vis, Barbara (2015), ‘Andries Hoogerwerf: De Politicologie als Verruimer van de Horizon’, in Rudy Andeweg & Barbara Vis (eds.), Politicologie in Nederland: Van Politisering naar Professionalisering (Political Science in the Netherlands: From Politics to Professionalism), Oudewater: NKWP, pp. 13-18.
  • Vis, Barbara & Jaap Woldendorp (2015), ‘Same as it Ever Was? The (Lack of) Influence of European Integration on Corporatism in the Low Countries’. In: Hand Vollaard, Jan Beyers & Patrick Dumont (eds.), European Integration and Consensus Politics in the Low Countries. London: Routledge, pp. 155-172.
    • You can find the chapter’s web appendix here.*
  • 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.
  • Vis, Barbara (2013), ‘How to Analyse Welfare States and their Development?’, in: Bent Greve (ed.), International Handbook of the Welfare State. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 274-282.
  • Vis, Barbara, Kees van Kersbergen & Thomas Hylands (2012), ‘To What Extent Did the Financial Crisis Intensify the Pressure to Reform the Welfare State?’, in Bent Greve (ed.), The Times They Are Changing? Crisis and the Welfare State. Malden etc.: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 7-22.*
  • Vis, Barbara (2011), Hervormingsbereidheid en Electoraal Risico (Willingness to Reform and Electoral Risk), in: Michiel Blom and Dirk Scheele (eds.), Het Profijt van Solidariteit: Draagvlak voor Herziening in het Stelsel van Werk en Inkomen (The Value of Solidarity: Support for Revisions in the System of Work and Income). The Hague: Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, pp.120-127.
  • Vis, Barbara (2010), ‘Political Economy, Comparative’, in: George T. Kurian, James E. Alt, Simone Chambers, Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi & Paula D. McClain (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Political Science. CQ Press, pp.1249-1250.
  • Keman, Hans, Kees van Kersbergen & Barbara Vis (2006), Political Parties and New Social Risks: The Double Backlash against Social Democracy and Christian Democracy, in: Klaus Armingeon and Giuliano Bonoli (eds), The Politics of Post-Industrial Welfare States: Adapting Post-War Social Policies to New Social Risks. London and New York: Routledge, pp.27-51.
  • Kees van Kersbergen & Barbara Vis (2006), Staat, Macht en Sociale Politiek: De Opbouw, Groei en Hervorming van de Nederlandse Welvaartsstaat, in: Uwe Becker and Philip van Praag (eds), Politicologie. Basisthema’s & Nederlandse Politiek . Apeldoorn, Antwerpen: Het Spinhuis, pp.296-321.
Recent Conference Papers (selection)
  • Stolwijk, Sjoerd & Barbara Vis (2018), ‘Political Decision Making and the Availability Heuristic’, Paper prepared for the 76th Annual MPSA Conference, Chicago, United States, 5-8 April.
  • Stolwijk, Sjoerd & Barbara Vis (2017), ‘Do Politicians Use the Representativeness Heuristic?’, Paper presented at the NIG Annual Work Conference, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 9-10 November.
  • Schneider, Carsten, Barbara Vis & Kendra Koivu (2017), ‘Algorithmic Analytic Approaches, Especially Qualitative Comparative Analysis’, Report for the Qualitative Transparency Deliberations, Prepared for the APSA 2017 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, United States, 31 August-3 September.
  • Vis, Barbara & Sjoerd Stolwijk (2017), ‘Using Elites to Study Elite Decision Making: Opportunities and Pitfalls’, Paper Prepared for the ECPR General Conference, Oslo, Norway, 6-9 September.
  • Sjoerd Stolwijk & Barbara Vis (2017), ‘Do Political Elites Use Cognitive Heuristics Like the Rest of Us?’, Paper prepared for the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Nottingham, UK (April 2017) and the IMEBESS conference in Barcelona, Spain (April
    2017).

    • Also presented at the Dutch/Flemish Politicologenetmaal, Leiden, the Netherlands (June 2017) and at the ISPP Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland (June-July 2017).
  • Vis, Barbara (2017), ‘Welfare State Ideal Types in a European Social Market Economy’, Paper prepared for the workshop “Conceptualizing a European Social Market Economy”, Utrecht, the Netherlands (9-10 February 2017).
OTHER PUBLICATIONS [incomplete; see CV for full list]
  • De Block, Debora & Barbara Vis (2017), ‘Addressing the Challenges in Using Qualitative Data in Qualitative Comparative Analysis’, COMPASSS Working Paper, no. 2017-88. Available here.
  • Linde, Jona & Barbara Vis (2017), ‘The Uncertainty of Welfare Retrenchment’s Electoral Consequences’, DaWS Working Paper Series, 2017-1. Available here.
  • Vis, Barbara (2017), ‘Prospect Theory’, in Fathali Moghaddam (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior, Sage, pp. 670-672.
  • Vis, Barbara (2014), ‘Nik Brandal, Oivind, Bratberg and Dag Einar Thorsen, The Nordic Model of Social Democracy, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013’, West European Politics, 37(5), 1191-1192.
  • Hemerijck, Anton, Verena Draebing, Barbara Vis, Moira Nelson & Menno Soentken (2013), ‘European Welfare States in Motion’, NEUJOBS Working Paper, D5.2/March 2013 (refereed).
  • Koole, Karin & Barbara Vis (2012), ‘Working Mothers and the State: Under Which Conditions do Governments Spend Much on Maternal Employment Supporting Policies?’, COMPASSS WP Series, 2012-71 (refereed).
  • Vis, Barbara (2012), ‘Politieke Barrieres op de Weg naar een Sociale Investeringsagenda’ (The Road to a Social Investment Agenda is Filled with Political Hurdles), B & M: Tijdschrift voor Politiek, Beleid en Maatschappij, 39(3): 354-356.
  • Vis, Barbara (2011), ‘Is het Ontduiken van Schuld een Spel?’ (Is Blame Avoidance a Game?),B & M: Tijdschrift voor Politiek, Beleid en Maatschappij , 38(3): 360-365 (book review essay).
  • Vis, Barbara (2011), ‘De Crisis: Redder van de Verzorgingsstaat?!’ (The Crisis Recues the Welfare State?!)’, Talmalezing 2011, Faculty of Social Sciences, VU University Amsterdam.
  • Schumacher, Gijs & Barbara Vis (2010), ‘To Retrench or Not to Retrench: A Simulation of the Strategic Situation of Social Democratic Parties and the Emergence of Welfare State Retrenchment’, Working Paper Department of Political Science, VU University Amsterdam, No. 27 (2010/01).
  • Hollanders, David & Barbara Vis (2009), Voters’ Commitment Problem and Welfare-Program Reforms, CentER Discussion Paper, No. 2009-93.
  • Koole, Karin & Barbara Vis (2009). Verplicht Schoffelen Hoeft Alleen bij Lage Werkloosheid, Kennislink, 14 January 2009.
  • Vis,
    Barbara
    (2009), Peter Starke, Radical Welfare State Retrenchment: A Comparative Analysis, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, Journal of European Social Policy, 19(1): 93-94 (book review).
  • Van Kersbergen, Kees & Barbara Vis (2007), Verbinden als Machtspolitieke Opdracht, B & M: Tijdschrift voor Politiek, Beleid en Maatschappij, 34(2): 99-102.
  • Vis, Barbara (2006), Francis G. Castles, The Future of the Welfare State. Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities, Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, Acta Politica, 41(4): 464-468 (book review).
  • Vis, Barbara (2006), States of Welfare or States of Workfare? A Fuzzy-Set Ideal Type Analysis of Major Welfare State Restructuring in Sixteen Advanced Capitalist Democracies, 1985-2002, Compasss Working Paper, No. 2006-42.

All publications are available upon request