For the Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance I have developed a Encyclopedia chapter that summarizes the policy alienation studies so far. It is valuable for scholars who want to study policy alienation in future studies as it gives a clear overview of the current studies and the gaps in the literature. It is also valuable for practitioners who want to use the policy alienation framework in their organizations, for instance when […]

Together with profs. Victor Bekkers, Sandra van Thiel and Bram Steijn, I developed an article on work alienation and policy alienation and their effects on behavior on the job. The article, entitled “The effects of work alienation and policy alienation on behavior of public employees” has now been accepted for publication in Administration & Society! We were interested in studying to what extent work alienation and policy alienation resulted in negative behaviors on […]

The book “Policy alienation and the Power of Professionals” is going digitial. It is now available as an e-book on Google Play! Next to this, the first chapter can be downloaded for free via Edward Elgar. Furthermore, the paper version is available via among else Amazon, ebay and bol.com. Description of the book: Policy alienation (in Dutch: Beleidsvervreemding) refers to a framework which examines the experiences of governmental employees with new policies they have […]

I am honored to have been awarded the Research Prize for my PhD on ‘policy alienation’ by the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation, which was handed out at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). As described in the press release: “He will receive the award for his thesis Policy Alienation. Analyzing the experiences of public professionals with new policies. The conclusions of this study challenge common assertions about the reasons for resistance of […]

In Dutch only. Vacature Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam – Junior onderzoeker bestuurskunde. Het Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur & Wetenschappen start een project ‘Zicht op Kwaliteit’, dat zich richt op het verbeteren van de onderwijskwaliteit en een verbeterde relatie tussen overheid en het onderwijsveld. Zij hebben de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam gevraagd hen – vanuit het concept beleidsvervreemding – te ondersteunen bij dit project. Victor Bekkers, Bram Steijn en Lars Tummers zijn daarom intensief […]

On March 2, 2012, I defended my PhD-thesis on policy alienation of public professionals. The supervisors were prof.dr. Victor Bekkers, prof.dr. Bram Steijn and prof.dr. Sandra van Thiel. Read more about policy alienation in the section ‘policy alienation‘.  

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