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Political Science

The Department of Political Science conducts cutting edge research into the challenges that citizens, practitioners and policymakers face today. Our research focuses on the sustainability of democracy and addressing contemporary conflict in a rapidly changing world order. Read more

Staff members of the department of Political Science.

Research Impact

Political Science focuses on sustainable conflict resolution and sustainable democracy. Our mission is to contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal of promoting peaceful and inclusive societies. We have two major ambitions in our strategy of societal and academic impact.

Research Projects

  • Combating overfishing: Cooperation between states and NGOs – Jutta Joachim (NRC)
  • Commander Politics: Cooperation and Competition in Civil War – Romain Malejacq (VIDI)
  • Vive la Commune! Communalism as a Democratic Repertoire – Gaard Kets (GHS)



For more information, please contact:

Amanda van Eck-Boerboom