Research projects

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  • Immigration

    Innovating to Enhance Dialogues on Migration Policies and Practices – INNOVATE

    The INNOVATE research consortium will focus on strengthening the interaction between migration research and migration policy.

  • Politics

    Handbook of Environmental Political Theory in the Anthropocene

    Machin and Wissenburg oversee the composition and editing of some 40 chapters by 50-60 renowned authors in environmental political theory and related disciplines for a handbook that will be published by Edward Elgar in late 2023 or early 2024.

  • Modern backhoe ploughing agricultural field

    Synergizing Sustainability

    This project aims to better understand how policy-making for agricultural development in the Sahel results in synergies, as well as frictions and trade-offs between different development goals, such as agricultural development and food security.

  • Mensen op het strand


    What are the trajectories, infrastructures, and diplomacies that shape the EU’s governance of return migration? What are the effects and human rights costs of this return governance?

  • Lopende mensen

    Democratic innovations & populism: For better or worse?

    This project of Dr Kristof Jacobs investigates the effects of democratic innovations (e.g. citizen-initiated referendums, participatory budgeting and citizens’ assemblies) on populist citizens.

  • Visserij


    The N-SAFE project examines the newly emerging role played by non- governmental organisations (NGOs) as they partner with governments around the world in the global fight against illegal fishing.

  • Vluchtelingen welkom

    Tracing Syrian Refugee Return Dynamics across South/North Divides

    This multidisciplinary project examines the connections between European return decisions.

  • Samenwerking aan tafel

    (De)legitimation and international order

    In this project, with funding by the GLOCAL hotspot, we are constructing a new dataset on the (de)legitimation of international order that will allow us to close these conceptual and empirical gaps.

  • Wereldbol in hand

    Constructing Neoclassical Realism

    This project seeks to explore and critically reflect on the politics of contemporary neoclassical realist (NCR) theorising in International Relations.

  • Stembus met biljet

    Populism and Political Parties Expert Survey (POPPA)

    The Populism and Political Parties Expert Survey (POPPA) dataset measures positions and attitudes of over 250 parties on key attributes.

  • Vlag van de Europese Unie op een bankbiljet

    EU Solidarity and Risk-sharing During COVID-19

    This project examines the conditions under which European citizens support international cooperation in controversial policy areas.

  • Romeinse Rijk

    C-LIMES: Constructing the Limes

    In this project, we not only investigate the impact of this border on migration and the import of goods and crops in antiquity, but also focus on how the limes becomes visible as cultural heritage today.

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    Project Moral Injury

    A substantial number of (former) military and police personnel, who work as both performers and targets of violence in high-risk environments, develop ‘moral injury’. To tackle this, comprehensive knowledge about moral injury is needed.

  • Landbouwgrond

    Securing Tenure, Sustainable Peace?

    In conflict-affected settings, land tenure security of smallholders is seen as essential to prevent local land disputes and sustain peace, enable recovery of rural livelihoods, and advance ecologically.

  • Parijsse Commune

    Vive la Commune! Communalism as a Democratic Repertoire

    This interdisciplinary research project seeks to approach ‘democracy’ as the subject of conflict and contestation. In light of this objective, our aim is to show how ‘The Commune’ has been the subject of political conflict and debate.

  • Vrouw in vluchtelingenkamp

    The power of inaction and ambivalence in transnational refugee governance

    Lebanon and Turkey increasingly pressure the Syrian refugees they host to return to their country of origin. This project investigates how such contested return dynamics are influenced by EU-actors’ positioning.

  • logo vive la commune

    Vive la Commune! Communalism as a Democratic Repertoire

    This interdisciplinary research project seeks to approach ‘democracy’ as the subject of conflict and contestation and hypothesize that ‘The Commune’ may be regarded as the key signifier of a long-standing democratic repertoire in its own right.