Dr R. Vuijk (Ronald)

Dr R. Vuijk (Ronald)
Visiting address

Heyendaalseweg 141
6525 AJ NIJMEGEN

Postal address

Postbus 9108
6500 HK NIJMEGEN

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

My area of ​​interest is public administration. I graduated in Public Administration in Groningen in 1993 and obtained my PhD in 2020 with Michiel Herweijer in Nijmegen with a dissertation on the alderman for finance. In the intervening period I gained some practical experience in public administration as a civil servant, councilor, alderman and member of parliament.

Topics of special interest:

The alderman. A special figure in our polity. No powers, but influence. Developed over time from 1850 from the mayor's assistant through political leader to the professional administrator of today. What is the next step in this development?

The Good Public Administration Code describes how government administration should work. In this way citizens know what they can expect from the government. Almost all government bodies, provinces, municipalities and water boards work in accordance with the Good Public Governance Code. But is that really the case?

An adaptive defense budget. We know little about how a budget works, about why more money is allocated to subject A than to subject B. The minister asks for a budget that is robust on the one hand and flexible on the other. A budget that invites for collaboration, co-creation with other actors in society. But how?

Research theme
  • Public administration

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