Dr A. van Veen (Adriejan)
Assistant professor - Department of History, Art History and Classics
Assistant professor - Radboud Institute for Culture and History
6525 HT NIJMEGEN
6500 HD NIJMEGEN
Adriejan van Veen (b. 1984) in 2017 became assistant professor in Political History at Radboud University Nijmegen. He specializes in the history of the political culture of the Netherlands and Europe in the modern age (c.1780-present). Specifically, he is interested in the history of political and societal organization, and the theory and practice of political representation.
Van Veen's current research is focused on the connection between civil society and political culture in Dutch towns between about 1780 and 1860. It is financed for three years by the Thorbecke Fund of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW).
Van Veen studied History at Utrecht University, where he graduated in the Research Master History: Cities, States and Citizenship in 2009 (with honor). In 2014 he successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation about independent regulatory authorities at the Department of Public Administration of Utrecht University. Afterwards, he was postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the departments of International Studies and History at Leiden University, and the department of History of Utrecht University.
Van Veen published in BMGN- Low Countries Historical Review about representative labour councils around 1900, and in Tijdschrift voor Toezicht about the composition of boards and supervisory councils of independent regulatory authorities. Recently an article about experiments with voter organizations in the Netherlands in 1848 was published in De Moderne Tijd.
- Veen, A. van (2020). 'From neo-corporatism to regulatory governance: interests, expertise and power in Dutch extraparliamentary governance, c.1900-2018'. In: M. van Faassen et al (eds.), Information and Power in History. Towards a Global Approach. London: Routledge, 85-102 Full text
- Veen, A. van (2019). ‘Regulation without representation? Independent regulatory authorities and representative claim-making in the Netherlands, 1997-now’. In: H. Kaal en D. Slootjes (eds.), New Perspectives on Power and Political Representation from Ancient History to the Present Day. Leiden: Brill, 171-201 Full text
- Van Veen, A. (2017). 'Tussen vergadering en vereniging. Het publieke debat over en experimenten met kandidaatstelling en kiezersorganisatie bij de eerste directe Tweede Kamerverkiezingen in 1848'. De Moderne Tijd 1:3-4, 236-276 Full text
- Van Veen, A. (2015). 'Benoemingenbeleid en benoemingspraktijk bij markttoezichthouders: op naar meer onafhankelijkheid en diversiteit'. Tijdschrift voor Toezicht 6:2, 29-36 Full text
- Van Veen, A. (2013). 'De Kamers van Arbeid. Experimenten met politieke vertegenwoordiging in Nederland rond 1900'. BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review 128:2, 31-61 Full text
Research grants and prizes
- 2015 - Postdoctoral position (six months) for development of NWO research proposal, Leiden University
- 2018 - Three-year postdoctoral research grant of KNAW Thorbecke Fund for project "Passive citizenship? Civil society and political abstention in the Netherlands, 1780-1860"
- 2018 - 2021 Why do citizens become politically active, and - perhaps even more pressing - why do citizens become or remain politically inactive? The three-year project 'Passive citizenship' investigates the causes of political disinterest in the past. It focuses on Dutch cities from 1780 to 1860. The Netherlands in the nineteenth century had a rather low level of political participation, compared to neighbouring countries. How can this be explained? The project hypothesizes this was caused by the political culture in local civil society. Here, in response to the heated revolutionary years, after 1800 moderation, abstention and class consciousness were cultivated. This casts a new light on the well-known thesis that civil society stimulates democratization. More information
- Bachelorwerkstuk Geschiedenis
- Europa Historiografisch Beschouwd
- Inleiding Politieke Geschiedenis
- Masterscriptie Geschiedenis en Actualiteit
- Masterscriptie Politiek en Parlement
- Mentoraat en studievaardigheden Geschiedenis
- Onderzoekscollege: Party’s over? Geschiedenis, heden en toekomst van politieke partijen in Europa
- Research Seminar Changing answers to the 'social question' 1870-1940
- Stem van het volk
- Thematic Seminar Changing answers to the 'social question' 1870-1940
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