Bas Denters (1954) is full professor of Public Administration in the Faculty of Behavioral, Management & Social Sciences at the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands). He is the Scientific Director of the Netherlands Institute for Government (NIG): the KNAW accredited Dutch – Flemish graduate school for Political Science and Public Administration. Since 2013 he is first alternate delegate of the Group of Independent Experts on the European Charter for Local Self-Government of the Council of Europe. From 2000-2010 he was the convener of the Standing Group on Local Politics and Government (LOGOPOL) of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). He is member of the Board of the European Urban Research Association. He is the managing editor of Bestuurswetenschappen, the oldest Dutch public administration and member of the editorial board of Local Government Studies, the leading European journal in the field of local politics and governance. He has published on issues of urban governance, citizen initiatives, citizen participation and local democracy more generally.

Expertise

  • Social Sciences

    • Citizen
    • Municipality
    • Local Government
    • Dutch
    • Democracy
    • Netherlands
  • Arts and Humanities

    • Citizens
    • Local

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2024
2023
Ministers Met Macabere Moed: Een verklarende studie naar de beleidsresultaten van Vlaamse ministers betreffende het hogeronderwijsaanbod, 1988-2019. University of Twente. van Weel, T.https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036558488Do participants consider community initiatives as successful, and if so why?Cities, 137, Article 104288. Denters, B.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2023.104288Wie doen er mee in het waterschap? Betrokkenheid, participatie en kiesgedrag.In Waterschappen. : Democratie in een onbekend bestuur (pp. 75-98). Boom, Amsterdam. Denters, S. A. H., Jansen, G., Binnema, H. & Vollaard, H.De kwaliteit van vertegenwoordiging in waterschapsbesturen: opvattingen van gekozen en benoemde vertegenwoordigers en van burgersIn Waterschappen: Democratie in een onbekend bestuur (pp. 119-136). Boom, Amsterdam. Denters, S. A. H., Jansen, G., Vollaard, H. & Binnema, H.Ties that bind?: Mapping and explaining the network activities of European mayorsIn Handbook on Local and Regional Governance (pp. 96-114). Edward Elgar. Denters, B. & Steyvers, K.https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800371200.00017De Grote Onbekenden: wat de Basismonitor Politieke Ambtsdragers (BPA) ons vertelt over de raadsleden van lokale politieke groeperingen in de gemeentelijke politiekBestuurswetenschappen, 77(1), 6-11. Denters, S. A. H.https://doi.org/10.5553/Bw/016571942023077001002Lokale en niet-lokale raadsleden: verschillen en overeenkomsten in stijl en focus van representatieBestuurswetenschappen, 77(1), 19-35. Denters, S. A. H.https://doi.org/10.5553/Bw/016571942023077001004De teloorgang van het amateurbestuur?In Liber Amicorum Theo Camps (pp. 35-48). Tilburg University Press. Denters, S. A. H.https://doi.org/10.26116/a7dd-q591
2022
Urban Democracy in An Era of Complex, Global CrisesIn Multi-level governance in Europe: The case of covid-19 pandemics. ARENA Centre for European Studies. Denters, B.https://www.eu3d.uio.no/publications/eu3d-reports/eu3d-report-7-22.html

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