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Dr D.J. (Joost) Berkhout

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation
Photographer: onbekend

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: B10.10
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
  • Research&Teaching

    Research

    Joost Berkhout is associate professor in political science specialized in research on interest organizations (research interests: mobilization, political organization, organizational ecology of interest representation, lobbying, public action, networks).

    Joost Berkhout works on the project 'Agendas and Interest Groups' (NWO-ORA, 2016-2019) for further details see PDF poster and the project website

    He is member of the Steering Committee of the ECPR Standing Group on Interest Groups

    His research was previously focussed on the project ‘Why interests organize on only some issues: Assessing the density and diversity of interest organizations in Western Europe’ (NWO-Veni, 2013-2017). This project is motivated by the puzzle that in some policy domains, such as education, development and health care, a large number and variety of organizations is politically active whereas in other domains, such as defense, banking and housing, there are only a small number of organizations active representing a relatively narrow range of interests. To date, these differences have not been systematically assessed. The research project fills this gap in the literature by describing and explaining the variation in the number (density) and character (diversity) of interest organizations in twenty policy domains in the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the Netherlands. 

    This research builds upon Joost Berkhout’s doctoral research. In his PhD-dissertation Political Activities of Interest Organizations defended in 2010 in Leiden, he examined why interest organizations do what they do. In that, he points to the relationship between the population of interest organizations and the strategies that organizations pursue to influence policies. An important part of this research deals with EU-level interest representation.

    Between 2009 and 2012, Joost Berkhout has been a post-doctoral researcher in the EU-funded project 'Support and Opposition to Migration' (SOM). The key research question in this study is: Why has immigration become an important political issue in some European countries but far less so (or later, of differently) in other countries? At the University of Amsterdam this project is coordinated by Wouter van der Brug and other project members include Laura Sudulich.

    Joost Berkhout is a member of the programme-group 'Challenges to Democratic Representation' of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).

    Agendas and Interest Groups Project website

    List of publications Google Scholar

    Political Activities of Interest Organizations: Conflicting Interests, Converging Strategies

    Website SOM project

    Teaching

     

    Joost Berkhout teaches a graduate-level elective course titled 'Collective Action and Interest Group Politics'.  Previous teaching includes courses on interest representation, political behavior, politicization of migration and MA-thesis project.

    Course description 'Collective Action and Interest Group Politics' 2017-2018

    Syllabus Collective Action and Interest Group Politics

    CV

    Joost Berkhout earned his PhD-degree at Leiden University in 2010. He has been a visiting researcher at the European University Institute in 2008. Earlier, he obtained masters and bachelors degrees in International Relations and Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

  • Publications

    2020

    2019

    2018

    • Berkhout, J., Beyers, J., Braun, C., Hanegraaff, M., & Lowery, D. (2018). Making Inference across Mobilization and Influence Research: Comparing Top-Down and Bottom-Up Mapping of Interest Systems. Political Studies, 66(1), 43-62. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032321717702400 [details]

    2017

    2015

    • Berkhout, J. (2015). Technical appendix: political claims analysis. In W. van der Brug, G. D' Amato, J. Berkhout, & D. Ruedin (Eds.), The politicisation of migration (pp. 197-206). (Extremism and democracy). London; New York: Routledge. [details]
    • Berkhout, J., Carroll, B. J., Braun, C., Chalmers, A. W., Destrooper, T., Lowery, D., ... Rasmussen, A. (2015). Interest organizations across economic sectors: explaining interest group density in the European Union. Journal of European Public Policy, 22(4), 462-480. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2015.1008549 [details]
    • Berkhout, J., Ruedin, D., van der Brug, W., & D' Amato, G. (2015). Research design. In W. van der Brug, G. D' Amato, J. Berkhout, & D. Ruedin (Eds.), The politicisation of migration (pp. 19-30). (Extremism and democracy). London; New York: Routledge. [details]
    • Berkhout, J., Sudulich, L., & van der Brug, W. (2015). The politicisation of immigration in the Netherlands. In W. van der Brug, G. D' Amato, J. Berkhout, & D. Ruedin (Eds.), The politicisation of migration (pp. 97-118). (Extremism and democracy). London; New York: Routledge. [details]
    • Lowery, D., Baumgartner, F. R., Berkhout, J., Berry, J. M., Halpin, D., Hojnacki, M., ... Schlozman, K. L. (2015). Images of an unbiased interest system. Journal of European Public Policy, 22(8), 1212-1231. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2015.1049197 [details]
    • van der Brug, W., & Berkhout, J. (2015). The effect of associative issue ownership on parties’ presence in the news media. West European Politics, 38(4), 869-887. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2015.1039379 [details]
    • van der Brug, W., D' Amato, G., Berkhout, J., & Ruedin, D. (2015). A framework for studying the politicisation of immigration. In W. van der Brug, G. D' Amato, J. Berkhout, & D. Ruedin (Eds.), The politicisation of migration (pp. 1-18). (Extremism and democracy). London; New York: Routledge. [details]
    • van der Brug, W., Ruedin, D., Berkhout, J., & Cunningham, K. (2015). Cross-country comparisons and conclusions. In W. van der Brug, G. D' Amato, J. Berkhout, & D. Ruedin (Eds.), The politicisation of migration (pp. 179-196). (Extremism and democracy). London; New York: Routledge. [details]

    2013

    2011

    • Berkhout, J., & Lowery, D. (2011). Short-term volatility in the EU interest community. Journal of European Public Policy, 18(1), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2011.520868 [details]
    • Braun-Poppelaars, C., Berkhout, J., & Hanegraaff, M. (2011). Belangenorganisaties in de Nederlandse democratie: beleidsexperts of vertegenwoordigers? In R. Andeweg, & J. Thomassen (Eds.), Democratie doorgelicht: het functioneren van de Nederlandse democratie (pp. 139-159). Leiden: Leiden University Press. [details]

    2010

    2008

    2020

    2018

    2017

    2015

    • Berkhout, J. (2015). Change and continuity in the composition of the lobby community in the European Union: lobby explosion and lobby tourism? In P. A. Shotton, & P. G. Nixon (Eds.), Lobbying the European Union: changing minds, changing times (pp. 17-32). Farnham: Ashgate. [details]
    • Berkhout, J. (2015). Interest organization demography research in Europe. In D. Lowery, D. Halpin, & V. Gray (Eds.), The organization ecology of interest communities: assessment and agenda (pp. 37-60). (Interest groups, advocacy and democracy series). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137514318_3 [details]
    • van der Brug, W., D' Amato, G., Berkhout, J., & Ruedin, D. (2015). The politicisation of migration. (Extremism and democracy). London; New York: Routledge. [details]

    2014

    2016

    • Berkhout, J. (2016). [Review of: H. Klüver (2013) Lobbying in the European Union: interest groups, lobbying coalitions, and policy change]. Public Administration, 94(1), 278-280. https://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12231 [details]

    2012

    • Berkhout, J., Butter, T., & de Lange, T. (2012). Legal and policy situation of immigrants: the Netherlands. (SOM Working Papers; No. 2012-06). SOM. [details]

    2011

    • Berkhout, J., & Sudulich, L. (2011). Demographics of immigration: the Netherlands. (SOM Working Papers; No. 2011-07). SOM. [details]

    2009

    • Berkhout, J., & Sudulich, L. (2009). D5.1 Report on work plan. SOM. [details]

    2008

    Membership

    • Berkhout, J. (2008). Co-organizer of the panel: Media and democracy: Building consent over Europe?, Annual conference, Edinburgh.
    • Berkhout, J. (2008). Organizer panel originating from the UACES Specialist Group 'Media and Communication in Europe', September 1, The UACES Conference 'Exchanging Ideas on Europe 2008; Rethinking the European Union'..
    • Berkhout, J. (2008). Organizer/ chair panel: Comparative Perspectives in Interest Group Research., the Third Central European University Graduate Conference in Socal Sciences..

    Media appearance

    • Berkhout, J. (01-02-2019). Belangenverstrengeling ligt op de loer bij Provinciale Staten [Print] Vrij Nederland. Belangenverstrengeling ligt op de loer bij Provinciale Staten.
    • Berkhout, D. J. (08-09-2018). Prachttijd in Den Haag, maar daarna? [Print] Reformatorisch Dagblad. Prachttijd in Den Haag, maar daarna?.
    • Berkhout, J. (21-12-2017). De Haagse lobbyclubs; schaduwmacht [Print] Vrij Nederland. De Haagse lobbyclubs; schaduwmacht.
    • Berkhout, J. (20-12-2017). Nieuwsuur: Schaduwmacht [Television] Nieuwsuur. Schaduwmacht: wie zijn die machtige lobbyisten in Den Haag?.
    • Berkhout, J. (01-12-2017). Spelen politici elkaar baantjes toe? Op zoek naar de Haagse banendraaimolen [Print] Vrij Nederland. Spelen politici elkaar baantjes toe? Op zoek naar de Haagse banendraaimolen.
    • Berkhout, D. J. (22-11-2017). Schaduwmacht: bestaat die Haagse banencarrousel nou echt? Nieuwsuur. Schaduwmacht: bestaat die Haagse banencarrousel nou echt? (Nieuwsuur).

    Talk / presentation

    • Berkhout, J. (speaker) (16-1-2019). De Haagse Lobby: hoe beïnvloedbaar ben jij?, Haagse Lobby, Den Haag.
    • Berkhout, J. (invited speaker) (28-7-2015). Mobilization and Interest Communities, ECPR Standing Group Interest Groups Summer School, Hamburg.
    • Berkhout, J. (invited speaker) (12-6-2015). De aard en omvang van het systeem van belangenbehartiging: aantal en soort organisaties, Wetenschapsmarkt Beroepsvereniging Public Affairs, Den Haag.
    • Berkhout, J. (invited speaker) (2-12-2014). Representational bias and changes in the Brussels-based interest group population, INTEREURO outreach conference at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels.
    • Berkhout, J. (speaker) (30-5-2013). An ‘explosion’ of lobbyists? Change and continuity in the numbers and types of interest organizations in Brussels since the early nineties, Influencing EU Politics: Mobilization and Representation of European Civil Society, Friedrichshafen, Germany.
    • Berkhout, J. (speaker) (1-11-2012). Politisering van migratie en integratie in West Europa, 1995-2009, Onderzoeksmiddag Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken, 1 november, Den Haag , Den Haag, Netherlands.
    • Berkhout, J. (speaker) (27-9-2012). The Politicisation of migration in Europe, The Politicisation of migration in Europe, Brussels, Belgium.

    Others

    • Berkhout, J. (participant) (20-10-2016 - 21-10-2016). Lobbying influence: New research questions, new lobbying practices?, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Lobbying influence: New research questions, new lobbying practices? You are hereby cordially invited to participate in the symposium “Lobbying (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Berkhout, J. (organiser) (23-10-2015). Workshop "Counting and Classifying Interest Organizations: Towards Common Ground?", Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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