Publications

Unity in Diversity? The Development of Political Parties in the Parliament of Canada, 1867 - 2011

Published in British Journal of Political Science, 2017

This paper explains the development of legislative party voting unity in the Parliament of Canada.

Recommended citation: Jean-François Godbout and Bjørn Høyland (2017)."Unity in Diversity? The Development of Political Parties in the Parliament of Canada, 1867–2011." British Journal of Political Science 47 (3) 545 - 569. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007123415000368

Career ambitions and legislative participation: the moderating effect of electoral institutions

Published in British Journal of Political Science, 2017

This article argues that the design of the electoral institutions influences how politicians respond to career incentives.

Recommended citation: Bjørn Høyland, Sara B. Hobolt & Simon Hix(forthcoming)."Career Ambitions and Legislative Participation: The Moderating Effect of Electoral Institutions ."British Journal of Political Science. online version https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007123416000697

Predicting party affiliations from european parliament debates

Published in Proceedings of the acl 2014 workshop on language technologies and computational social science, 2014

This paper documents an ongoing effort to assess whether party group affiliation of participants in European Parliament debates can be automatically predicted on the basis of the content of their speeches, using a support vector machine multi-class model.

Recommended citation: Bjørn Høyland, Jean-François Godbout, Emanuele Lapponi, and Erik Velldal (2014)."Predicting party affiliations from european parliament debates."Proceedings of the acl 2014 workshop on language technologies and computational social science. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199653010.013.0021

Peace on quicksand? Challenging the conventional wisdom about economic growth and post-conflict risks

Published in Journal of Peace Research, 2012

We replicate Collier, Hoeffler & Söderbom using data from the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Database instead of the Correlates of War database, finding substantive differences.

Recommended citation: Marianne Dahl and Bjørn Høyland (2012)."Peace on quicksand? Challenging the conventional wisdom about economic growth and post-conflict risks." Journal of Peace Research 49 (3) 423 - 429. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022343312436767

The tyranny of international index rankings

Published in Journal of Development Economics, 2012

We re-estimate commonly used index rankings in international development with a method that captures this uncertainty, it becomes clear that ranking every adjacent country is a rather courageous activity.

Recommended citation: Bjørn Høyland, Karl Moene and Fredrik Wilumsen (2012)."Tyranny of international index rankings." Journal of Development Economics 97 (1) 1 - 14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2011.01.007

Coalition voting and minority governments in Canada

Published in Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 2011

Inter-party voting coalitions in three minority cabinets were analysed: the 38th (2004–05), 39th (2006–08) and 40th (2008–11) Federal Canadian Parliaments. The analysis demonstrates that voting coalitions also form along a second dimension in the Canadian Parliament, mainly on issues related to federalism and the province of Quebec.

Recommended citation: Jean-François Godbout and Bjørn Høyland (2011)."Coalition voting and minority governments in Canada." Commonwealth & Comparative Politics 49 (4) 457 - 485. https://doi.org/10.1080/14662043.2011.615168

Legislative Voting in the Canadian Parliament

Published in Canadian Journal of Political Science, 2011

We analyze legislative voting in the 35th (1994–1997), 38th (2004–2005), and 39th (2006–2008) Canadian Parliaments.

Recommended citation: Jean-François Godbout and Bjørn Høyland (2011)."Legislative Voting in the Canadian Parliament." Canadian Journal of Political Science 44 (2) 367 - 388. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0008423911000175

Selection and Sanctioning in European Parliamentary Elections

Published in British Journal of Political Science, 2011

This article draws on a unique dataset on the political experience of party representatives in eighty-five national elections to the European Parliament to evaluate the extent to which voters prefer candidates with more political experience.

Recommended citation: Sara B. Hobolt and Bjørn Høyland (2011)."Selection and Sanctioning in European Parliamentary Elections." British Journal of Political Science 41 (3) 477 - 498. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007123411000081

Simplifying the parallelization of scientific codes by a function-centric approach in Python

Published in Computational Science & Discovery, 2010

The purpose of this paper is to show how existing scientific software can be parallelized using a separate thin layer of Python code where all parallelization-specific tasks are implemented.

Recommended citation: Jon K. Nilsen, Xiang Cai, Bjørn Høyland, and Hans Petter Langtangen (2010)."Simplifying the parallelization of scientific codes by a function-centric approach in Python."Computational Science & Discovery 3 (1) 1 - 25. https://doi.org/10.1088/1749-4699/3/1/015003

From doves to hawks: A spatial analysis of voting in the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England

Published in European Journal of Political Research, 2010

This article examines the making of monetary policy in the United Kingdom by analysing voting behaviour in the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee.

Recommended citation: Simon Hix, Bjørn Høyland, and Nick Vivyan (2010)."From doves to hawks: A spatial analysis of voting in the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England." European Journal of Political Research 49 (6) 731 - 758. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-6765.2010.01916.x

Get the Party Started: Development of Political Party Legislative Dynamics in the Irish Free State Seanad (1922—36)

Published in Party Politics, 2010

We compile and analyse a unique dataset of all roll-call votes for all the sessions of the Irish Free State Seanad

Recommended citation: Indraneel Sircar and Bjørn Høyland (2010)."Get the Party Started: Development of Political Party Legislative Dynamics in the Irish Free State Seanad (1922—36)."Party Politics 19 (1) 89 - 110. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354068809341056

Legislative Involvement in Parliamentary Systems: Opportunities, Conflict, and Institutional Constraints

Published in American Political Science Review, 2009

In this article, we investigate legislative involvement in the transposition of 724 directives in 15 member states from 1978 to 2004.

Recommended citation: Indraneel Sircar and Bjørn Høyland (2010)."Legislative Involvement in Parliamentary Systems: Opportunities, Conflict, and Institutional Constraints."American Political Science Review 103 (4) 607 - 621. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055409990177

An automated database of the european parliament

Published in European Union Politics, 2009

We present an automatically updatable database of background information about Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from 1979 until the present.

Recommended citation: Bjørn Høyland, Indraneel Sircar and Simon Hix (2010)."An automated database of the european parliament."European Union Politics 10 (1) 143 - 152. https://doi.org/10.1177/1465116508099764

Parties in the Council?

Published in Journal of European Public Policy, 2008

We investigate to what extent formal position-taking in the Council of the European Union can be explained by the ideological party affiliation of the governing parties.

Recommended citation: Sara Hagemann and Bjørn Høyland (2008)."Parties in the Council?."Journal of European Public Policy 15 (8) 1205 - 1221. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501760802407714

The EU Annual Budgetary Procedure: The Existing Rules and Proposed Reforms of the Convention and Intergovernmental Conference 2002–04

Published in Journal of Common Market Studies, 2007

This article analyses the proposed reform of the annual budgetary procedure of the European Union (EU) during the 2002–04 Convention and Intergovernmental Conference (IGC).

Recommended citation: Giacomo Benedetto and Bjørn Høyland (2007)."The EU Annual Budgetary Procedure: The Existing Rules and Proposed Reforms of the Convention and Intergovernmental Conference 2002–04."Journal of Common Market Studies 45 (3) 565 - 587. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2007.00727.x

Allocation of Codecision Reports in the Fifth European Parliament

Published in European Union Politics, 2006

This article argues that MEPs from national parties represented in the Council of Ministers are more active as rapporteurs on Codecision legislation than MEPs from national parties not represented in the Council.

Recommended citation: Bjørn Høyland (2006)."Allocation of Codecision Reports in the Fifth European Parliament."European Union Politics 7 (1) 30 - 50. https://doi.org/10.1177/1465116506060911