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Research Interests

Quality of democracy (role of institutions in this quality) within Potential programme (Jacques Thomassen).

Ongoing research projects in this subject are:

SLDE, Size and Local Democracy in Europe, a European Science Foundation network: surveys of citizens in four countries in (Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, and the Netherlands) in many in communities. Basic research question: Does size matter to the quality of democracy?

PROMO: Perception and risk communication in dealing with risk of flooding a project together with ITC, and part of the BSIK programme (former ICES/KIS)