Prof.dr. Kees Aarts

 

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Professor of Political Science, and Scientific Director

Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS)

Telephone: + 31 53 489 3251 / 3280

Fax: + 31 53 489 2159

Email: Kees Aarts

Ravelijn building room: 1444

GENERAL INFORMATION

Kees Aarts is Professor of Political Science in the School of Behavioral, Management and Social Sciences. He is also Scientific Director of the Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS), the priority research institute of the University of Twente for management, social and behavioral sciences. His research focuses on democracy, elections and electoral behavior, in the Netherlands as well as in an international comparative perspective. Aarts received Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Amsterdam (1979 and 1985), and his PhD degree from the University of Twente (1990).

Aarts is currently co-editor of Acta Politica, and serves on the editorial boards of American Political Science Review, Electoral Studies, and Methodological Innovations Online. He is a member of the Planning Committee of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES), and of the Board of Overseers of the Measurement and Experimentation in the Social Sciences project at CentERData, Tilburg. He chairs the Scientific Advisory Council of DANS – Data Archiving and Networking Services and is member of the Social Sciences Council (Sociaal-Wetenschappelijke Raad) of the KNAW. He is a board member of the Wiardi Beckman Stichting, scientific bureau for social democracy in the Netherlands.

Kees Aarts is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

EXPERTISE

Kees Aarts has conducted and is conducting several commissioned research projects on elections, electoral behavior, and (survey) research methods. He also serves as a methodological consultant. As Scientific Director of IGS, he is strongly involved in its research themes and spearheads, including the Knowledge Center for Risk Management, Safety and Security (KCRV)

SOME RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

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Kees Aarts, Jacques Thomassen and Carolien van Ham (2014), Globalization, representation, and attitudes towards democracy, in: Jacques Thomassen (ed.) Elections and democracy: Representation and accountability. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 201-231

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Sedef Turper, Shanto Iyengar, Kees Aarts & Minna van Gerven (2014). Who is Less Welcome?: The Impact of Individuating Cues on Attitudes towards Immigrants. In: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. ISSN 1369-183X (Print), 1469-9451 (Online) http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2014.912941

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Marieke Haan, Yfke P. Ongena, and Kees Aarts(2014) Reaching Hard-to-Survey Populations: Mode Choice and Mode Preference in: Journal of Official Statistics, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2014, pp. 355–379, http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/jos-2014-0021

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Ann-Kristin Kölln and Kees Aarts (2013), Signalling through vote intention polls between elections, in: Peter Esaiasson and Hanne-Marte Narud (eds.), Between-election democracy: The representative relationship after election day. Colchester: ECPR Press 

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Kees Aarts and Holli Semetko (2012), The Commercialization of European Public Service Broadcasting and Political Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior. Chapter 15 in: Holli A. Semetko and Margaret Scammell (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Political Communication. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 186-196

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Elections, democracy, public opinion and electoral behavior, methodology

TEACHING

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Bachelor European Public Administration, Module 2.1 (Research Methods)

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Masterclass European Studies Methodology(194119)

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Masterclass (coordinator) Strategie, Beleid en Politiek: refer to the website.

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Thesis supervision (Bsc, Msc, PhD)

CV

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An extensive curriculum vitae is available upon request.