Delreux T., Adriaensen J. (eds.) (2017), The Principal Agent Model and the European Union, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 304 p. [more information]

Delreux T., Happaerts S. (2016), Environmental Policy and Politics in the European Union, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 304 p. [more information]

Keukeleire S., Delreux T. (2014), The Foreign Policy of the European Union (2nd edition), Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 390 p. [more information]

Delreux T. (2011), The EU as International Environmental Negotiator, Surrey, Ashgate, 245 p. [more information]

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Delreux T., Burns C. (2019), ‘Parliamentarizing a Politicized Policy: Understanding the Involvement of the European Parliament in UN Climate Negotiations’ in Politics and Governance, 7(3): p. 339-349.

Delreux T., Adriaensen J. (2018), ‘Twenty years of principal-agent research in EU politics: how to cope with complexity?’ in European Political Science, 17(2): p. 258-275.

Laloux T., Delreux T. (2018), ‘How much do agents in trilogues deviate from their principals’ instructions? Introducing a deviation index’ in Journal of European Public Policy, 25(7): p. 1049-1067.

Delreux T., Laloux T. (2018), ‘Concluding Early Agreements in the EU: A Double Principal-Agent Analysis of Trilogue Negotiations’ in Journal of Common Market Studies, 56(2): p. 300-317.

Delreux T., Keukeleire S. (2017), ‘Informal division of labour in EU foreign policy-making’ in Journal of European Public Policy, 24(10): p. 1471-1490.

Keukeleire S., Delreux T. (2015), ‘Competing structural powers and challenges for the EU’s structural foreign policy’ in Global Affairs, 1(1): p. 43-50.

Randour F., Janssens C., Delreux T. (2014), ‘The Cultivation of Genetically Modified Organisms in the European Union: A Necessary Trade-Off?‘ in Journal of Common Market Studies, 52(6): p. 1307-1323.

Delreux T. (2014), ‘EU actorness, cohesiveness and effectiveness in environmental affairs‘ in Journal of European Public Policy, 21(7): p. 1017-1032.

Delreux T., Van den Brande K. (2013), ‘Taking the lead: informal division of labour in the EU’s external environmental policy-making’ in Journal of European Public Policy, 20, 1, p. 113-131.

Delreux T. (2012), ‘The Rotating Presidency and the EU’s External Representation in Environmental Affairs: the Case of Climate Change and Biodiversity Negotiations’ in Journal of Contemporary European Research, 8, 2, p. 210-227.

Delreux T. (2011), ‘EU-besluitvorming en internationale milieuonderhandelingen‘ in Bestuurskunde, 20, 4, p. 62-72.

De Ville F., Criekemans D., Delreux T. (2011), ‘De verrassend effectieve interne coördinatie van het Belgisch Voorzitterschap van 2010: algemene analyse en toepassing op de casus Milieubeleid‘ in Res Publica, 53, 3, p. 291-313.

Delreux T. (2011), ‘The relation between the European Commission and the EU member states in the transatlantic Open Skies negotiations: an analysis of their opportunities and constraints’ in Journal of Transatlantic Studies, 9, 2, p. 113-135.

Delreux T., Kerremans B. (2010), ‘How agents weaken their principals’ incentives to control: the case of EU negotiators and EU member states in multilateral negotiations’ in Journal of European Integration, 32, 4, p. 357-374.

Delreux T. (2009), ‘The EU in Environmental Negotiations in UNECE: An Analysis of its Role in the Aarhus Convention and the SEA Protocol Negotiations’ in Review of European Community & International Environmental Law, 18, 3, p. 329-337.

Delreux T. (2009), ‘The EU negotiates multilateral environmental agreements: explaining the agent’s discretion’ in Journal of European Public Policy, 16, 5, p. 719-737.

Delreux T. (2009), ‘Cooperation and control in the European Union. The case of the EU as international environmental negotiator’ in Cooperation and Conflict, 44, 2, p. 189-208.

Delreux T. (2009), ‘The European Union in International Environmental Negotiations: an Analysis of the Stockholm Convention Negotiations’ in Environmental Policy and Governance, 19, 1, p. 21-31.

Delreux T. (2008), ‘The EU as a negotiator in multilateral chemicals negotiations: multiple principals, different agents’ in Journal of European Public Policy, 15, 7, p. 1069-1086.

Delreux T. (2008), ‘De Europese Unie in internationale milieuonderhandelingen: wat verklaart de onderhandelingsautonomie van de EU-onderhandelaar?’ in Res Publica, 50, 2, p. 99-122.

Delreux T. (2006), ‘The European Union in international environmental negotiations: a legal perspective on the internal decision-making process’ in International Environmental Agreements, 6, 3, p. 231-248.

Delreux T. (2006), ‘Nog steeds de beste leerling van de klas? België en het Europees constitutionaliseringsproces’ in Internationale Spectator, 60, 6, p. 326-331.

Delreux T. (2005), ‘Twee sporen en vier niveaus: het Europees beleid van België ten aanzien van de Europese landbouwhervormingen van 1992 en 2003’ in Res Publica, 47, 4, p. 466-493.

Beyers J., Delreux T., Steensels C. (2004), ‘The Europeanisation of Intergovernmental Cooperation and Conflict Resolution In Belgium: The Case of Agriculture’ in Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 5, 1, p. 103-134.

Chapters in books

Delreux T., Ohler F. (2019), ‘Climate Policy in European Union Politics’ in Laursen F. (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of European Union Politics, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Delreux T. (2018), ‘Multilateral Environmental Agreements: A Key Instrument of Global Environmental Governance’ in Adelle C., Biedenkopf K., Torney D. (eds.), European Union External Environmental Policy. Rules, Regulation and Governance Beyond Borders, London, Palgrave MacMillan, p. 19-38.

Pirlot P., Delreux T., Farcy C. (2018), ‘Forests: A Multi-sectoral and Multi-level Approach to Sustainable Forest Management’ in Adelle C., Biedenkopf K., Torney D. (eds.), European Union External Environmental Policy. Rules, Regulation and Governance Beyond Borders, London, Palgrave MacMillan, p. 167-187.

Delreux T., Adriaensen J. (2017), ‘Introduction. Use and limitations of the principal-agent model in studying the European Union’ in Delreux T., Adriaensen J. (eds.), The Principal Agent Model and the European Union, London, Palgrave MacMillan, p. 1-34.

Adriaensen J., Delreux T. (2017), ‘Conclusion. Opportunities and Challenges for the Principal-Agent Model in Studying the European Union’ in Delreux T., Adriaensen J. (eds.), The Principal Agent Model and the European Union, London, Palgrave MacMillan, p. 283-299.

Delreux T., Pirlot P. (2017), ‘The EU Performance in the UN Forum on Forests: An Analysis of the EU at UNFF11’ in Blavoukos S., Bourantonis D. (eds.), The EU in UN Politics. Actors, Processes and Performances, London, Palgrave Macmillan, p. 187-207.

Delreux T. (2015), ‘Bureaucratic Politics, New Institutionalism and Principal-Agent Models’ in Jørgensen K., Aarstad A., Drieskens E., Laatikainen K., Tonra B. (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, London, SAGE, p. 152-165.

Delreux T., Randour F. (2015), ‘Belgium: Institutional and Administrative Adaptation but Limited Political Interest’ in Hefftler C., Neuhold C., Rozenberg O., Smith J. (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of National Parliaments and the European Union, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, p. 153-169.

Delreux T. (2015), ‘Regional governance’ in Morin J., Orsini A. (eds.), Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance, Abingdon, Routledge, p. 172-175.

Delreux T. (2014), ‘The EU and multilateralism in the environmental field. UNEP reform and external representation in environmental negotiations’ in Drieskens E., van Schaik L. (eds.), The EU and Effective Multilateralism. Internal and external reform practices, Abingdon, Routledge, p. 66-83.

Justaert A., Drieskens E., Van den Brande K., Delreux T. (2012), ‘The Governance Turns in EU Studies in Belgium’ in Bindi F., Eliassen K. (eds.), Analysing European Union Politics, Bologna, Società editrice il Mulino, p. 93-114.

Delreux T. (2012), ‘The EU as an actor in global environmental politics’ in Jordan A., Adelle C. (eds.), Environmental Policy in the EU. Actors, institutions and processes. Third edition, London, Routledge, p. 287-305.

Delreux T. (2012), ‘The EU in Negotiations on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety’ in Wouters J., Bruyninckx H., Basu S., Schunz S. (eds.), The European Union and Multilateral Governance. Assessing EU Participation in United Nations Human Rights and Environmental Fora, Basingstoke, Palgrave Malmillan, p. 214-231.

Delreux T., Drieskens E., Kerremans B., Damro C. (2012), ‘The External Context Matters: The EU in International Negotiations’ in Costa O., Jørgensen K. (eds.), The Influence of International Institutions on the EU. When Multilateralism hits Brussels, Basingstoke, Palgrave Malmillan, p. 58-75.

Delreux T., Criekemans D. (2012), ‘Environment, Climate Change and Energy: Inter-institutional Compromises and International Representation’ in Van Hecke S., Bursens P., Readjusting the Council Presidency. Belgian Leadership in the EU, Brussels, Academic & Scientific Publishers, p. 169-187.

Delreux T., Steensels C. (2005), ‘Belgium’ in Lodge J. (ed.), The 2004 Elections to the European Parliament, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, p. 65-72.

Book reviews

Delreux T. (2012), ‘Book review. Cooperation or Conflict? Problematizing Organizational Overlap in Europe’ in West European Politics, 32, 2, p. 428-429.

Delreux T. (2011), ‘Book review. Integrating Europe: Informal politics & institutional change’ in Acta Politica, 46, 4, p. 425-427.


Delreux T., Randour F. (2013), ‘L’européanisation des institutions belges: l’adaptation du parlement fédéral belge au processus décisionnel européen‘ in Revue des Affaires Européennes, 19(1): p. 55-65.

Delreux T. (2011), ‘La politique environnementale et climatique : le rôle interne et externe de la Présidence belge’ in Annales d’études européennes de l’Université catholoque de Louvain – La XIIe Présidence belge du Conseil de l’Union européenne. Bilans et perspectives, Brussels, Bruylandt, p. 55-70.

Delreux T., Hesters D. (2010), Solving contradictory simplifying assumptions in QCA: presentation of a new best practice, Compasss Working Paper 2010-58, 27 p.

Delreux T. (2010), ‘The First Stage EU-US Open Skies Negotiations (2003-2007): A Look at the Internal Decision-Making Process in the European Union’ in Wouters J., Sterckx S. (eds.), European Union, United States and Global Governance. Major Trends and Challenges, Leuven, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, p. 111-126.

Kerremans B., Drieskens E., Van den Brande K., Delreux T. (2006), Research on EU multilevel governance in Belgium: A state of research, Mannheim, Connex network, 20 p.