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dr. G. Jansen (Giedo)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Dr. Giedo Jansen (1984) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Administration. His research is on the intersection of sociology, political science and labor relations. Giedo holds a PhD in Sociology from the Radboud University Nijmegen on a thesis about social cleavages and voting behavior in modern democracies. Before joining the University of Twente, Giedo Jansen worked as a Postdoc researcher at the Department of Political Science in Nijmegen. In 2013, Giedo was awarded a prestigious VENI grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for a four-year research project (2014-2018) on self-employment and political alignments.

Giedo Jansen has been a visiting scholar at Nuffield College (University of Oxford) in 2009 (3 months) and 2015 (3 months), and at the European Trade Union Institute (Brussels) in 2013 (2 months).

Giedo’s most recent work includes a top-publication on the diffusion of labor strikes, published in the American Journal of Sociology (together with Roderick Sluiter and Agnes Akkerman). The first results from his ongoing research on self-employment have appeared in Acta Politica and in Socio-Economic Review

Expertise

Voting
Party
Self-Employment
Democracy
Industry
Personnel
Social Class
Effect

Research

Areas of expertise

  • Political sociology
  • Voting behavior and electoral research
  • Social stratification research
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Self-employment

Publications

Recent
Jansen, G., Akkerman, A., & Vandaele, K. (2017). Undermining mobilization? The effect of job flexibility and job instability on the willingness to strike. Economic and industrial democracy, 38(1), 99-117. DOI: 10.1177/0143831X14559782
Jansen, G., Sluiter, R., & Akkerman, A. (2016). The Diffusion of Strikes: A Dyadic Analysis of Economic Sectors in the Netherlands, 1995–2007. American journal of sociology, 121(6), 1885-1918. DOI: 10.1086/685441
van Houten, G., Akkerman, A., Sluiter, R., Jansen, G., & Vermeylen, G. (2016). Directe en indirecte werknemersparticipatie in Europa. Tijdschrift voor arbeidsvraagstukken, 32(2), 138-156.
Jansen, G. (2014). Effects of Union Organization on Strike Incidence in EU Companies. Industrial & labor relations review, 67(1), -. [3].
Jansen, G., & Akkerman, A. (2014). The collapse of collective action? Employment flexibility, Union Membership and Strikes in European Companies. In M. Hauptmeier, & M. Vidal (Eds.), Comparative Political Economy of Work (pp. -). (Palgrave Macmillan series on critical perspectives on work and employment). Palgrave Mac Millan.
Akkerman, A., Born, M., Jansen, G., Lehr, A., & Sluiter, R. (2014). Patronen van staken: onstaan, verloop en verspreiding van arbeidsconflicten. Nijmegen: Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen.
Jansen, G., Evans, G., & de Graaf, N. D. (2013). Class voting and left-right party positions: a comparative study of fifteen western democracies, 1960-2005. In G. Evans, & N. D. de Graaf (Eds.), Political choice matters: explaining the strength of class and religious cleavages in cross-national perspective (pp. 46-86). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
de Graaf, N. D., Jansen, G., & Need, A. (2013). The political evolution of class and religion: an interpretation for the Netherlands, 1971-2006. In G. Evans, & N. D. de Graaf (Eds.), Political choice matters: explaining the strength of class and religious cleavages in cross-national perspective (pp. 205-242). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Education

European Public Administration

- Module 6: Public Governance in Europe (B3)

- Bachelor Thesis (B3)

- Master thesis (M)

Courses

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 4115
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  4115
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands