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Wouter Jans

  
Post-doc Researcher

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GENERAL INFORMATION

My post-doc research project focuses on the use of Twitter by local councillors in the Netherlands.

In my dissertation I studied (1) whether there are differences in innovativeness among Dutch local governments, and (2) how we could explain these differences. I investigated four different innovations: an e-government innovation, a Youth and Family innovation, an e-democracy innovation, and a moral policy innovation.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Adoption of policy innovations, diffusion of policy innovations, local government, municipalities, decentralization, e-government/e-democracy, moral policy, social policy

PUBLICATIONS

Dissertation

Jans, W. (2015) Policy innovation in Dutch municipalities. Dissertation. Enschede, The Netherlands: University of Twente. doi:10.3990/1.9789036539876

To download my dissertation click here.

Articles

  • Jans, W., Denters, B., Need, A., & Van Gerven, M. (in press). Lifting the ban on Dutch brothels: Do local social needs and local political demands matter for municipal prostitution policies? Policy & Politics.
  • Jans, W., Denters, B., Need, A., & van Gerven, M. (2015). Mandatory innovation in a decentralised system: the adoption of an e-government innovation in Dutch municipalities. Acta Politica. Advance online publication. doi:10.1057/ap.2014.36.
  • Jans, W., S.A.H Denters, M. van Gerven, and A. Need, (2013) Innovatiekracht in Nederlandse gemeenten: naar een bestuurskundige onderzoeksagenda. Bestuurswetenschappen, 67 (3). 21 - 44. ISSN 0165-7194

Conference papers

  • Jans, W., Denters, S.A.H., Need, A. & Gerven, M. van (2014). Lifting the ban on brothels in the Netherlands in 2000: A local level comparison of timing and content of the General Local Act. In: School of Public Affairs Colloquium. Arizona State University (ASU), Phoenix (AZ), United States.
  • Jans, W., Denters, S.A.H., Need, A. & Gerven, M. van (2013). Adoption of a mandated e-government innovation in Dutch municipalities: a diffusion perspective. In: EURA Conference, Enschede, The Netherlands.
  • Jans, W., Denters, S.A.H., Need, A. & Gerven, M. van (2013). Lifting the ban on brothels in the Netherlands in 2000: A local level comparison of timing and content of the General Local Act. In: Innovation of Governance lunch meetings. Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS), University of Twente, the Netherlands.
  • Jans, W., Denters, S.A.H., Need, A. & Gerven, M. van (2013). Lifting the ban on brothels in the Netherlands in 2000: A local level comparison of timing and content of the General Local Act. In: Dag van de Sociologie, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • Jans, W., Denters, S.A.H., Need, A. & Gerven, M. van (2013). Lifting the ban on brothels in the Netherlands in 2000: A local level comparison of timing and content of the General Local Act. In: IRSPM Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Jans, W., Denters, S.A.H., Need, A. & Gerven, M. van (2012). Adoption of an e-governance innovation in Dutch municipalities between 2008 and 2010. In: Dag van de Sociologie, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
  • Jans, W., Denters, S.A.H., Need, A. & Gerven, M. van (2011). Diffusion of e-governance innovations in the Netherlands between 2008 and 2011. In: Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG) Conference, Rotterdam.
  • Jans, W., Denters, S.A.H., Need, A. & Gerven, M. van (2011). Diffusion of e-governance innovations in the Netherlands between 2008 and 2011. In: Innovation of Governance lunch meetings. Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS), University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Poster presentation

Jans, W., Denters, S.A.H., Need, A. & Gerven, M. van (2011). Diffusion: Top-down implementation of an e-governance innovation. (Poster). Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS) PhD-day, University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Courses

  • Studying Public Policy Implementation in an Era of Governance, by Prof. dr. Peter May (Washington State University, Seattle), Prof. dr. Søren C. Winter (Danish National Center for Social Research, Copenhagen), dr. Peter Hupe (Erasmus University of Rotterdam) and Prof. dr. Harald Sætren (University of Bergen, Norway) (22-24 May 2013, University of Bergen, Norway, Department of Administration and Organization Theory).
  • NIG Network Governance: Theories, Methods and Practices, by Prof. dr. Erik-Hans Klijn (Erasmus University of Rotterdam), dr. Joop Koppenjan (Erasmus University of Rotterdam), Prof. dr. Eva Sørensen (University of Roskilde) and Prof. dr. Jacob Torfing (University of Roskilde) (April 6-9 2013 Prague, Czech Republic).
  • Advanced Programming in Stata, by dr. Fred Boehmke (University of Iowa) (August 6-17 2012, University of Essex).

Grants and Awards

  • Tech4People post-doc grant. Minna van Gerven (BMS/PA), Franciska de Jong (EWI/HMI), Wouter Jans (BMS/PA). Faculteit Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS), University of Twente (UT) (2015-2016).
  • W. Jans. Best Poster Award. Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS) PhD-day 2011 (University of Twente, Enschede).

Visiting scholar

School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University (ASU), Phoenix (AZ), United States (February-March 2014).

Teaching

  • 2014-2015. Social Problems. (MA EPA)
  • 2013-2014. Research Proposal. (BA III EPA)
  • 2012-2013. Management en organisatie van professionele organisaties (Management and organization of professional organizations). (BA II PA & BSK)
  • 2011-2012. Management en organisatie van professionele organisaties (Management and organization of professional organizations). (BA II PA & BSK)
  • 2010-2011. Organisatie, beleid en regels (Organization, policy, and rules). (BA II PA & BSK)