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The UPSTREAM project examines the rationale and impact of the mainstreaming of integration governance.

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Research cluster on Governance of Migration and Integration now complete

The research cluster on migration and integration policies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam is now complete for the upcoming year. The cluster involves various joint projects of the department of Public Administration (research group Public Policy & Politics) and the department of Sociology (CIMIC Institute), each concentrating on issues of governance in the domains of migration and migrant integration. Working on 6 long-term scientific projects, the cluster now involves a group of 8 persons from both departments. 

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Welcome to my Homepage

Welcome to my homepage. On this site you find more information on my research, publications and teaching. My work focuses on themes of intercultural governance, comparative public policy, and the relationship between knowledge and power.

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Associate Researcher of COMPAS, Oxford University

This year I will be associate researcher of the Center on Migration, Policy and Society of the University of Oxford. I’ll be working with a.o. Dr. Sarah Spencer and Dr. Ben Gidley on our joint projects IMPACIM and AMICALL . In addition, COMPAS will be the base for the UK fieldwork of my VENI project on ‘Agenda Dynamics and the Multi-Level Governance of Migrant Integration.’


Call for papers for double special issue of JCPA on Policy Analysis at Times of Crisis.

Call for papers for double special issue of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis on ‘Policy Analysis at Times of Crisis’. Contributions are invited that deal with the role of policy analysis and opportunities (or obstacles) for policy learning in cases on the migration crisis, the security crisis, the welfare state crisis or the financial crisis. The special issues will be edited by Frans van Nispen and me. Please find the call for papers here: JCPA Call for papers – Policy Analysis at Times of Crises





National workshop ‘Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership’

This Friday the national workshop of the AMICALL project on ‘Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership‘ will be held in Rotterdam. Policy makers and NGO’s from various Dutch cities (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Delft, Arnhem, Enschede and Utrecht) will be present to discuss good practices on how cities frame and communicate integration policies and how this may affect attitudes to migrants in their cities.

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EUI Working Paper on Comparing Citizenship Policies

The EUDO Citizenship Observatory has bundled articles on Comparing Citizenship Policies in a new EUI working paper (click here). It contains what can certainly be described as a very lively debate on the use and construction of indicators in comparative studies of citizenship policies.


Vacancy for two postdoctoral researchers at Erasmus University Rotterdam

We invite applications for two postdoc positions (18 months, 0.8/1.0 fte) for the research project IMPACIM (Impact of Admission Criteria on the Integration of Migrants). This project explores the impact of admission criteria governing migrants’ access to jobs, services (e.g. health and education), welfare benefits and voting on the economic, social and civic integration of non-EU nationals.

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Book available in OAPEN Library

My book ‘Framing Immigrant Integration: Dutch Research-Policy Dialogues in Comparative Perspective’ is now also publicly available through the OAPEN library. Here’s the link.