MINNA VAN GERVEN
Work affiliation Assistant Professor of Sociology of Governance (tenure track)
Work address : University of Twente,
Institute for Governance and Innovation Studies,
School of Management and Governance,
Drienerlolaan 5, 7522NB Enschede, The Netherlands
Tel. work +31-53-4893222
CURRENT AND PREVIOUS POSITIONS
Present- Assistant Professor of Sociology of Governance
2009 University of Twente, The Netherlands
Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS)
School of Management and Governance, Department of Public Administration
2012-2013 Visiting Professor at the International Summer school of Renmin University of China
Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
School of Public Administration and Policy
2007-2009 Post doc Researcher
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS)
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS)
Department of Social and Cultural Sciences,
Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Ph.D dissertation ‘The Broad Tracks of Path Dependent Benefit Reform. A Longitudinal Study of Social Benefit Reforms in Three European Countries, 1980-2006’, defended on 17th of October, 2008.
1996-2001 Master of Social Sciences (M. Soc. sc.)
University of Tampere, Finland
Studied Social Policy as major, Sociology and Psychology as minors
Thesis: ’Mystery of Mothers on the Labour Market. Comparison of differences in labour market participation of married mothers with small children in Germany and Finland during the 1990.
Particularities during the study:
1997-1998 Board member at SOS RY: the student union of the Social policy students at University of Tampere
1998 Research assistant at University of Tampere
Research project on improving the release of prisoners on parole
1999 ERASMUS exchange student in The Hague, the Netherlands (6 months)
1999-2000 Research Assistant at Berlin School of Economics/ Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany in a Research project “Non-Standard Employment in Social services in Cross-national Comparison”, supervised by Prof. Dr. Birgit Pfau-Effinger
2001 Young Researcher at EU COST A 13 Short-term Scientific Mission “Changing Labour Market, Welfare Policies and Citizenship” (2 months)
2015- Policy design and Implementation beyond the Nation state, Master course (5 ECTS) for Global and European Studies.
2015- European Challenges, first year module for European Public Administration (15 ECTS for the Bachelor)
2014- Europe in Crisis, second year module for European Public Administration 15 ECTS for the Bachelor), specialisation module for European Studies track.
2014 Comparative Public Governance, second year module for European Public Administration (15 ECTS for the Bachelor)
2013-2014 European Union Simulation (EUROSIM) preparatory course (5 ECTS) and excursion to simulation, University of Twente
2013 Model United Nation, preparatory course (5 ECTS) and the MUN simulation held at UT, University of Twente
2012-2014 Course ‘Introduction to (European) social policies’ at Renmin University’s international summer school, Beijing, China
2011-2013 Course ‘European Social Integration’ (5 ECTS course for European Studies bachelor 1st year, coordinator of the course), University of Twente
2011- Course ‘European Institutions’ (European Studies Master), excursion, University of Twente
2009- Course ‘Governance of European Social Policy’ (5 ECTS course for European Studies Bachelor 2nd year, coordinator of the course), University of Twente
2009- Course ‘European Social Policy’ (5 ECTS course for European studies Master, coordinator of the course), University of Twente
2011/2012 Course ‘Organisatie- en omgevingsanalyse (Project)’ (5 ECTS course for Business Administration Bachelor 2nd year at University of Twente)
2009/2010 Course ‘Business and Governance of Contemporary Asia’ (5 ECTS course for Business Administration Bachelor 2nd year) at University of Twente
2009 Course ‘Welfare State and non-wage Labour Costs’ (5 ECTS course for Comparative Labour and Organisation studies (COLOS) master at the University of Amsterdam.
2012-2014 Introduction to the (European) social policy, past, present and future at Renmin University of China international summer school, July 2012-2014, Beijing.
2008 Labour and social policy in urban economies at Master’s Programme ‘Comparative Labour and Organisation studies (COLOS)’ for the course of at the University of Amsterdam.
2004 Social Policy and Vulnerable Groups in Europe, Socrates Intensive Programme at the University of Umeå, Sweden
2013 AIAS Leergang Arbeidsmarkt in ontwikkeling (UvA), June 4, Amsterdam
2011 DIVOSA (Post) Master class ‘locale sociale diensverlening in verandering’ (for practitioners of social security) 11 November, Amersfoort
2010 DIVOSA (Post) Master class ‘locale sociale diensverlening in verandering’ (for
practitioners of social security), 22 April, Amersfoort
SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS
2010-2014 Wouter Jans, M. Soc. Sc.
Project: Diffusion of innovation policy at Dutch municipalities.
-daily supervisor together with co-promoters: Bas Denters and Ariana Need (UT)
-successfully defended 10 December 2015
2011-2015 Sedef Turper, MA
Project: Experiments on panel component to European Social Survey (ESS)
-daily supervisor together with Promoter: Kees Aarts (UT)
-Successfully defended May 11th 2016
2009- Supervisor of Bachelor and Master’s theses of European Public Administration/European Studies at University of Twente
2007-2009 Supervision of Master’s thesis at University of Amsterdam
RESEARCH MANAGEMENT TASKS
2012- Scientific Advisor for European Social Observatory (OSE)
OSE is a Brussels-based think-tank and a research centre to analyse the development of the policies in the field of social policy and employment in Europe. http://www.ose.be/EN/team/scientific_advisory_board.htm Scientific advisors advice OSE of the current and future developments related to social policy and employment.
2012- 2014 Board Member of Vereniging Bestuurskunde (The Dutch Public Administration association)
2011-2013 Adjunct National Coordinator of ESS (European Social Survey)
Coordination the ESS survey data collection in the Netherlands (Round 5 and 6) and representing the Netherlands in the National Coordinators forum. http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/
2009 Chair of the organising committee for Governance as Learning seminar at Amsterdam, 12-13 June
2007 Chair of the organising committee for Learning in the New Social Governance of EU at Brussels 30-31 August
2002-2005 Secretariat Network for European Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet)
As secretariat I was responsible of setting up and coordination of the ESPAnet with the co-chairs Wim van Oorschot (University of Tilburg, the Netherlands) and Jochen Clasen (University of Stirling, Scotland) during the first three years of its existence. http://www.espanet.org/
2002-2005 ESPAnet representative for organisation of three first ESPAnet Annual Conferences in Denmark, Oxford and Switzerland, and for other ESPAnet conference activities (including a range of Young Researchers Workshops and Thematic Seminars).
- Member of editorial board European Policy Analysis (EPA) journal (as of 2014).
TEACHING MANAGEMENT TASKS
2015- Programme leader of Global and European Studies master programme
2012- 2013 Faculty member of TACEUSS (Trans-Atlantic Consortium for European Union Studies & Simulations)TACEUSS is a consortium of American and European teachers of European studies that organizes the European Union Simulation (EUROSIM) every year. Eurosim conferences bring together over 225 students and faculty from more than 20 colleges and universities in the United States and Europe, offering participants a unique opportunity to work and learn in an exciting multicultural environment.
2012- Member of Educational Programme Committee (European Studies), OLC-ES at University of Twente
2015- Module coordinator ( module 7 Europe is Crisis)
2012 Member of Cluster team for revising Bachelors education programme for Public Administration at University of Twente
2012 Member of PKM Screening MSc European Studies project: positioning and quality improvement of the UT Master programmes
2009- 2012 The coordinator of the graduation projects and internships
The department of Social risks and Safety, University Of Twente
ACQUIRED FUNDING AND AWARDS
2015 KNAW grant for collaborative project with the Chinese partners at Fudan University (Shanghai). Designing and analysing survey data of the role of public-private social networks in the elderly care in the Netherlands and China. The funding also includes travel costs for short and medium term visits at partner institutions, fieldwork in China (survey and interviews) and organising knowledge dissemation seminars in Twente en Shanghai in the period of 2016-2018. In total €30.000 in collaboration with Prof René Torenvlied (UT) and Prof Jiyia Jing (Fudan)
2014 Tech4People grant in 2014 for post doc project: DoYoCare: The use of old and new media by local governments in the political agenda-setting during the shift of Dutch Youth Care (DoYoCare) between 2012 and 2015. Main applicant together with Prof. Franciska de Jong, in total €60,000.
2013 Netherlands-China Joint Scientific Thematic Research programme (JSTP) grant for organizing dialogue seminars ‘The Future of Work, Care and Welfare in Europe and China’ of the NWO. Main applicants: Prof Anton Hemerijck and Prof. Weiguo Yang, in total € 31,590
2011-2015 ESS developmental project ‘Experiments on panel component to European Social Survey’ (a PhD candidate: Sedef Turper), research grant of k€ 177 from NWO (Main applicants: Dr. Bojan Todosijevic, Prof. Kees Aarts)
2010-2014 University Twente PhD project, ‘Diffusion of innovation policy at Dutch municipalities’ (a PhD candidate: Wouter Jans), research grant of k€ 177 (Main applicants: Bas Denters and Ariana Need, University of Twente)
2004-2007 Finnish Academy of Sciences research grant for ‘Social Capital and the Logic of Collective Action: The role of social capital in developing and reforming social policy’ project. Main applicant Prof. Olli Kangas. (Total of k€ 200).
2002 Marie Curie Fellowship, Grant to work and reside at Centre of Comparative Research in Social Welfare at University of Stirling, Scotland (4 months)
2012 First supervisor of the winner of the best European Studies master thesis 2011/2012 by Wouter Andringa: Testing Preference theory: the importance of women’s gender role attitudes for explaining female employment in Europe.
2011 Best poster price at IGS/MB Annual PhD Day at the University of Twente won by Wouter Jans, (Wouter Jans, Ariana Need, Bas Denters & Minna van Gerven (2011). Diffusion: Top-down implementation of an e-governance innovation.)
2011 European Tools for Social policy in Belgium (ETOS.BE) project certified with science quality label by the Belgian Federal Science council.
2002-2004 Visiting scholar
Department of Social Policy, University of Turku. (Host: Prof. Dr. Olli Kangas)
2002-2004 Marie Curie Fellow (total 4 months in these years)
Centre of Comparative Research in Social Welfare at University of Stirling, Scotland.
(Host: Prof. Dr. Jochen Clasen)
2012 ‘The Dutch and Finnish welfare system: an overview of similarities and differences between systems’, Enschede 14-15 May 2012, for Aalto University & cities of Espoo and Mikkeli (user approaches and citizens participation in local communities and in the digitalised environment – benchmarking visit to the Netherlands)
2011 ‘Dutch lessons for including the excluded’, Amsterdam 21-22 November, for the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on study trip to Amsterdam and Utrecht.
2009 The hidden reform of the ‘unmovable’ objects: from workers’ insurance provision to individualised in-work benefits’, Hamburg, Germany, 15-16 May 2009 in The Centre of Globalisation and Governance (CGG)-Workshop.
2009 ‘Social security reform in an European perspective’, Helsinki 23.2.2009 for Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs.
2013 Chairing a session on ‘politiek en beleid (Governance and politics)’ at the Dag van de Sociologie (Day of Dutch Sociology), 31 May, Nijmegen
2012 Chairing two sessions at 4th ESS workshop, 27 September, The Hague
2012 Chairing a session on ‘politiek en beleid (Governance and politics)’ at the Dag van de Sociologie (Day of Dutch Sociology), 24 May, Utrecht
2012 Chairing a session on ‘welfare state, the risks of wellbeing and social support constructions in Europe’ (together with Tiina Soininen from University of Eastern Finland) at the Finnish Day of Sociology, 25-26 March, Kuopio.
2009 Chairing a session on ‘European Welfare States and Labour Markets in Situations of Crises’(together with Dr. Werner Eichhorst from IZA Cologne) at ESPAnet conference, 2-4 September, Budapest.
Reviewer for different Journals: Journal of European Social policy, Journal of Euopean Public Policy, European Journal for Social Security, Policy and Politics, International journal for Social Policy and Sociology, Beleid&Maatschappij, Regional Studies,
Publishing houses: Amsterdam University Press,
Research funding The Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).
AQCUIRED POST ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
2010-2012 Qualification University Teaching certificate: this degree includes various pedagogic courses (for instance for teaching and learning, testing, working with groups, supervising PhD students) and a preparation of portfolio that shows attainment of the required level for the pedagogical competences of the University Teaching Qualifications.
2010 Summer course on quantitative methods, University of Essex.
2005 Teacher training, English Pronunciation, Tilburg University
2005 Course Endnote, Tilburg University
2004 Writing English for Publication, Free University Amsterdam
2002 Academic Writing in English, Tilburg University
2002 Oral Presentations in English, Tilburg University
2002 Course Dutch Language, individual tutoring for 20 session, Tilburg University
2002 Course PowerPoint, Tilburg University
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND INTERESTS
•Finnish: mother tongue
•French: basic knowledge
•Spanish: basic knowledge
•Chinese: modest starter’s knowledge
ARTICLES CURRENTLY UNDER PEER REVIEW:
Imke Lammers, Minna van Gerven and Oliver Treib (under review) Efficiency or Compensation? Effects of the Global Economic Crisis on Policy Discourses in EU Social Policy.
Ari-Matti Näätäinen and Minna van Gerven (under review) The Dutch Welfare-Workfare Shift? The Perspectives of the Regulationist Theory on the Development of Employment Policy in the Netherlands since the mid- 1980s.
Minna van Gerven and Mikael Nygard (under review) Gender equality, labour-market mobilisation, or social inclusion? Government-level discourses on reconciliation in Finland and the Netherlands.
Klaas Derks, Kostas Gemenis and Minna van Gerven (under review) The European Commission’s ‘Social’ Agenda: an analysis of changing policy attention of the European Commission 1995 – 2013.
ARTICLES IN REFEREED INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS:
1.Wouter Jans, Bas Denters, Ariana Need and Minna van Gerven (2016) Lifting the ban on brothels in the Netherlands in 2000: A local level comparison of innovation in policy content. Policy and Politics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557316X14556289470900
2.Wouter Andringa, Rense Nieuwenhuis and Minna Van Gerven (2015). Women’s working hours: the interplay between gender role attitudes, motherhood, and public childcare support in 23 European countries. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 35 (11/12) DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-10-2014-0073
3.Wouter Jans, Bas Denters, Ariana Need and Minna van Gerven (2015) Mandatory Innovation in a decentralised system: the adoption of an e-government innovation in Dutch municipalities, in Acta Politica doi: 10.1057/ap.2014.36.
4.Sedef Turper, Shanto Iyengard, Kees Aarts and Minna van Gerven (2014) Who is less welcomed? The Impact of Individuating Cues on Attitudes toward Immigrants. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI:10.1080/1369183X.2014.912941
5.Minna van Gerven, Bart Vanhercke and Susanna Gürocak (2014) Policy learning, conditionality or Domestic Politics? The Europeanisation of Dutch and Spanish activation policies through the European Social Fund, Journal of European Public Policy, vol. 21, issue 4, p. 509-527. DOI:10.1080/13501763.2013.862175
6.Sabina Stiller and Minna van Gerven (2012) ‘The European Employment Strategy and National core Executives: Impacts on Activation Reforms in the Netherlands and Germany’, Journal of European Social Policy, Volume 22, Issue 2 (May), pp. 116 - 130. DOI: 10.1177/0958928711433652
7.Minna van Gerven and Marinus Ossewaarde (2012) ’The Welfare State’s Making of Cosmopolitan Europe’, European Societies, vol. 14, issue 1, p. 35-55. DOI:10.1080/14616696.2011.624188.
8.Minna van Gerven (2008) ‘Converging trends of social policy in Europe: Social security benefit reform in the UK, the Netherlands, and Finland’. European Journal of Social Security, No. 3, pp. 207-226.
ARTICLES IN REFEREED NATIONAL JOURNALS (DUTCH):
9. Wouter Jans, Bas Denters, Minna van Gerven & Ariana Need (2013) Innovatiekracht in Nederlandse gemeenten: naar een bestuurskundige onderzoeksagenda, Bestuurswetenschappen 67, nr. 3, pp. 21-44.
10.Minna van Gerven & Emma Folmer (2010) ‘Tot een convergente toekomst? De ontwikkeling van de Nederlandse werkloosheidsverzekering in internationaal perspectief’, Tijdschrift voor Politieke Economie 4(1), p.64-86.
ARTICLES IN REFEREED NATIONAL JOURNALS (FINNISH):
11.Minna van Gerven (2012) ‘Sosiaalipolitiikan paradigmamuutos: Työkyvyttömyyspolitiikan uudet kasvot Alankomaissa ja Suomessa. Yhteiskuntapolitiikka 2: pp. 134-144.
12.Minna van Gerven (2008) ‘Sosiaalipoliittisten reformien voittajat ja häviäjät: työttömyysturvalain muutokset ja kohdistuminen Isossa-Britanniassa, Alankomaissa ja Suomessa 1980–2006’. Yhteiskuntapolitiikka 6: pp. 595-608.
13.Minna van Gerven (2008) ‘The Broad Tracks of Path Dependent Benefit Reforms. A Longitudinal Study of Social Benefit Reforms in Three European Countries, 1980-2006’. Studies in social security and health 100. Helsinki, Social Insurance Institution Finland.
14. Minna van Gerven and Weiguo Yang (in press/forthcoming 2016) Teaching the Dragon? The Diffusion of European Union’s Social and Employment Policies to China, in Mok, K H (eds) Promoting International Connectivity and Questing for Global Competitiveness: Managing Diversity and Changing Labour Market in East Asia, Springer.
15. Minna van Gerven (2016) Beyond the Dutch Miracle? Challenges to and responses of the Dutch Welfare System, in Klaus Schubert, Paloma de Villota and Johanna Kuhlmann (eds) Challenges to European Welfare Systems, Springer, pp. 539-562.
16.Sedef Turper, Kees Aarts and Minna van Gerven (2014) Political Attitude Change: A Closer Look at the Micro-Level Processes through (In)Consistency Experiments of the ESS Panel Component, in Kees Aarts & Marion Wittenberg Change and Stability in Europe. Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press.
17.Gert Verschraegen, Minna van Gerven, Mieke Beckers & Rika Verpoorten (2011) ’Up- et downloading dans la Stratégie Européenne pour l’emploi’, in Bart Vanhercke, Gert Verschraegen, Pierre-Paul Van Gehuchten & Yannick Vanderborght (Eds.), L’Europe en Belgique, la Belgique dans l’Europe. Configuration et appropriation des politiques sociales/ Europa in België, België in Europa. Sociaal beleid als tweerichtingsverkeer’. Gent, Academia Press, pp. 45-66.
18.Gert Verschraegen, Minna van Gerven, Mieke Beckers & Rika Verpoorten (2011)’ Le fonds Social Européen et la politique de lémploi ’, in Bart Vanhercke, Gert Verschraegen, Pierre-Paul Van Gehuchten & Yannick Vanderborght (Eds.), L’Europe en Belgique, la Belgique dans l’Europe. Configuration et appropriation des politiques sociales/ Europa in België, België in Europa. Sociaal beleid als tweerichtingsverkeer’. Gent, Academia Press, pp. 67-93.
19.Minna van Gerven (2009) ‘The winners and losers of unemployment protection reforms, in Pertti Koistinen, Lilja Mosesdottir and Amparo Serrano Pascual (eds.) Emerging Systems of Work and Welfare. P.I.E. Peter Lang, Brussels, p. 93-112.
20.Minna van Gerven and Mieke Beckers (2009) ‘Unemployment protection reform in Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, and the UK: Policy learning through open coordination?’, in Jonathan Zeitlin and Martin Heidenreich (eds.) ‘Changing European Employment and Welfare Regimes. The Influence of the Open Method of Coordination on National Labour Market and Social Welfare Reforms’. Routledge, New York, p. 61-83.
OTHER SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS:
21. Minna Haanpää & Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen (1997) Mustalaiset eli romanit etnisenä vähemmistonämme (Gypsies as our ethnic minority), in Seija Miettinen (Ed.) Monikulttuurista Suomea rakentamassa (Building of multicultural Finland). Tampere, Tampere University Press.
22.Minna van Gerven (2009) ‘Welfare Reform in the UK, the Netherlands, and Finland: change within the limits of path dependence’. AIAS working Paper WP 75. University of Amsterdam. (peer reviewed series)
23.Bart Vanhercke, Gert Verschraegen, Pierre-Paul Van Gehuchten (eds..), (2008) avec Mieke Beckers, Selma Bellal, Jos Berghman, Marie-Pierre Hamel, Gaëlle Hubert, Olivier Paye, Philippe Pochet, Nuria Ramos Martín, Philippe Reyniers, Yannick Vanderborght, Minna van Gerven, Pascale Vielle et Rika Verpoorten (2009) L’Europe en Belgique, la Belgique dans l’Europe. Configuration et appropriation des politiques sociales, Rapport final du projet de recherche Outils européens et politique sociale belge (ETOS.be) dans le cadre du programme “Société et Avenir” Bruxelles: Politique Scientifique fédérale.
24.Minna van Gerven (2008) ‘Activating Social policy and preventive approach for the unemployed in the Netherlands’. AIAS working Paper WP 65. Amsterdam. (peer reviewed series)