Prof. E. Mastenbroek (Ellen)

Department chairman - Public Administration
Professor - Public Administration

Prof. E. Mastenbroek (Ellen)
Visiting address

Heyendaalseweg 141

Postal address

Postbus 9108

Prof. dr. Ellen Mastenbroek is professor of European Public Policy. In 2000, she graduated with honours in political science and public administration from Radboud University. In 2007, she defended her dissertation on the transposition of EC directives in the Netherlands (Leiden University). Her main research interests are the Europeanization of national governments and EU policy delivery: the implementation, enforcement and evaluation of European Union law.

She has coordinated and conducted various contracted research projects, amongst others on the Europeanization of legislative drafting (Ministry of Justice), the position of Dutch provinces in EU policy making (Association of Provinces of the Netherlands) and the functioning of the Early Warning System (Dutch House of Representatives). At present, she conducts research into the role of European Administrative Networks in EU implementation, together with Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen and Reini Schrama, made possible by a grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research.

Currently, Ellen Mastenbroek supervises five PhD projects (Ruud van Druenen, Kris van der Pas, Sybren Hardiek, Roos Entius and Emma Leenders). She is coordinator of EUROPAL, a multidisciplinary research group on Europeanization of Politics, Administration and Law based at Radboud University (together with prof. Henri de Waele). She is visiting professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen and member of the editorial advisory board of West European Politics. In addition, she is chair of the Department of Public Administration at Radboud University.


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Ellen Mastenbroek’s research focuses on the performance and impact of European Administrative Networks. Her research interests include the increasing Europeanisation of national governments and the implementation and evaluation of European policy at the local level.