L.J. (Laurens) de Graaf
Tilburg Law School
Tilburg School of Politics and Public Administration
dr. Laurens de Graaf (1977) studied Public Administration at the Radboud University in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and defended his PhD at Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University in May 2007. Since May 2006 he is working as an assistant professor at the Tilburg School of Politics and Public Administration, Tilburg University. His current research is about participatory policymaking, support, best persons, neighbourhood governance, local democracy, urban governance. He is also a lecturer in several undergraduate and graduate courses.
PHD in Public Administration
On the 10th May 2007 Laurens de Graaf succesfully defended his Ph.D. thesis at Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. It was titled:
Graaf, L.J. de (2007), Stakeholder Support in Participatory Policymaking. The study has been published in Dutch at Eburon Academic publishers.
dr. de Graaf was supervised by prof. dr. Mark Bovens, prof. dr. Tejo Spit and dr. Gerrit Hagelstein.
MA in Public Administration
He studied Public Administration at the Radboud University Nijmegen (1998-2001).
Direct and indirect funding
Key words in his research are: participatory policymaking, support, local democracy, urban governance, best persons, deprived urban districts.
dr. Laurens de Graaf is coordinator and Lecturer in the undergraduate course: Public Policy.
dr. Laurens de Graaf is Lecturer in the course: Multi level governance in Europe.
dr. Laurens de Graaf is lecturer in the course: 'startseminar'
dr. Laurens de Graaf is lecturer in the course: Writing your bachelor thesis.
He also supervises several undergaduate and graduate theses.
L.J. (Laurens) de Graaf teaches the following subjects:
dr. Laurens de Graaf is student coach in the Outreaching Honors Program of Tilburg University. He is coaching 10 international top students. More information on this program: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/students/broaden/outreaching/
dr. Laurens de Graaf is member of the Local Court of Auditors of Gorinchem city. This court supports the control function of the city council. It conducts indepent (and politcally relevant) research for the city council.
dr. Laurens de Graaf was organizer (and co-chair; together with Merlijn van Hulst and Tamara Metze) of the 7th Interpretive Policy Analysis conference, which was held on 4-7 July 2012 at Tilburg University. More than 300 colleagues from all continents participated. More information can be found at the conference website: www.ipa2012.org.
dr. Laurens de Graaf was visiting fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR) in june 2010.
dr. Laurens de Graaf was a member of the Executive Board of the Tilburg School of Politics and Public Administration from May 2006 until December 2010. He was manager of internal affairs (finance, personnel, strategy) and research coordinator.
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Last amended: 19 December 2012