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Politics and International Relations

Below you can find a selection of some of our researchers with expertise in the fields of politics and international relations.

For specific questions or to get in touch with a researcher not listed on this page, please call the UvA Press Office on +31 (0)20 525 2695 or send an email to press@uva.nl.

Prof Sarah de Lange

Populism, extremism, radicalism

Sarah de Lange is a professor by special appointment and political scientist. Her areas of expertise are extremism, populism, radicalism, political parties (particularly radical right-wing, populist and social democratic parties) and the formation of governments.

Prof. dr. S.L. (Sarah) de Lange

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

Akkerman, Tjitske, FMG, Challenges to Democratic Representation

The populist radical right

Tjitske Akkerman is a political scientist carrying out research on the development, ideas and policies of populist radical right-wing parties in Western Europe.

Dr. T. (Tjitske) Akkerman

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

Prof Ton van der Meer

Political trust and electoral behaviour

Tom van der Meer is a professor of Political Science. His areas of expertise are confidence in politicians and in the administration of justice, political participation, political preferences, social cohesion, ethnic diversity, opinion polls and research methodologies.

Prof. dr. T.W.G. (Tom) van der Meer

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

Liza Mugge

Diversity and political representation

Liza Mügge is a political scientist whose expertise include political transnationalism, diversity and inequality on the basis of gender and ethnicity. She conducts research into the political representation of women and ethnic minorities.

Dr. L.M. (Liza) Mügge

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

European integration

Annette Schrauwen is a professor of European Integration, in particular the right to citizenship and history. Her research mainly concerns the concept of European citizenship and the rights and obligations this entails, as well as the associated developments in the administration of justice and legislation.

Prof. dr. A.A.M. (Annette) Schrauwen

Faculty of Law

European Public Law

Joost Berkhout

Lobbyists, activists and advocates

Joost Berkhout is an assistant professor of Political Science and conducts research into the activities of lobbyists, activists and advocates in the Netherlands and Europe from a comparative perspective. His recent research focuses on the relationship between the political concerns of citizens, the issues on which interest representatives are active and the priorities of the government. He also investigates the admissibility of political parties for lobbyists.

Dr D.J. (Joost) Berkhout

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

European Union

Christina Eckes is a professor of European Law. Her areas of expertise are the separation of powers in Europe; climate litigation; EU external relations; EU institutional and constitutional issues; fundamental rights; and access to justice.

Prof. dr. C. (Christina) Eckes

Faculty of Law

European Public Law