Dr. Ringo Ossewaarde

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Associate Professor in Sociology of Governance

Telephone: +31 53 489 3215/ 3280
Fax: +31 53 489 2159
Email: dr. Ringo Ossewaarde
Building: Ravelijn; room number: RA 4248

General information

Ringo Ossewaarde is an Associate Professor in Sociology of Governance in the Faculty of Behavioural, Management & Social Sciences at the University of Twente. He took his undergraduate and master degrees at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and he took his PhD at the LSE. He coordinates and teaches in the BSc European Public Administration and the MSc Public Administration programs. His research is concerned with the relationship between transformations, societal challenges, technology and governance issues in different policy areas and authority levels in globalizing European societies.


In recent years, Ringo Ossewaarde has developed expertise on a number of governance and innovation issues. These include:

  • social movements, publics and commons
  • civil society topics
  • global citizenship
  • societal transformations
  • European identities


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research Expertise

  • Sociology of governance
  • European challenges
  • Crisis
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Global migration
  • Innovation
  • Ideologies
  • Tocqueville

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  • Sociology of Europe
  • Europe in the Global Age
  • Modern Citizenship
  • Science and Society
  • Thesis supervision