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Short professional biography


Mirjan Oude Vrielink (1972) studied Public Administration at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. In 2002 she received her Ph.D. from the same university. In her dissertation she combined socio-legal and public administrative insights regarding the way neighbours settle conflicts about noise (titled Geschilprocessen tussen buren over geluidshinder).

After receiving her Ph.D. Mirjan Oude Vrielink was assistant professor in public administration, first at the University of Twente (2002-2006) and than at the University of Tilburg (2006-2010). Currrently, she is senior researcher at the Department of Political Science and Research Methods (PolMT) at the University of Twente. Her research focuses on regulation, with a special interest in self-regulation, codes and public accountability. A second line of research concerns (mostly qualitative) analysis of practices of citizenship, government - civil society relationships and innovations in governance. She participated in and led national research projects, funded by national and local government departments or by private non-profit organisations.

From 2002-2007 Mirjan Oude Vrielink was a member of the board of the Law and Society Association (LSA), the Dutch/Flemish Law and Society Association (VSR). Since 2004, she is member of the editorial board of the Dutch journal Bestuurskunde. In 2006 she joined the editorial board of the Dutch journal Recht der Werkelijkheid.


Selection of recent publications in English


•Oude Vrielink, Mirjan, Cor van Montfort and Meike Bokhorst, Codes as hybrid regulation, in D. Levi-Faur (ed.), Handbook on regulation, forthcoming.


•Mirjan Oude Vrielink and Jeroen van Bockel, Bounded professionality: why self-regulation causes pressure in current professional contexts, in M. Noordegraaf en B. Stijn (ed.), forthcoming


•Oude Vrielink, Mirjan, Cor van Montfort and Meike Bokhorst, Codes as hybrid regulation, David Levi-Faur (ed.), Handbook of the Politics of Regulation, forthcoming


•Brandsen, Taco, Mirjan Oude Vrielink, Thomas Schillemans en Eelco van Hout, Non-Profit Organisations, Democratisation, and New Forms of Accountability: A Preliminary Evaluation, in: Amanda Ball and Stephen Osborne, Social Accounting and Public Management, Accountability for the Common Good, New York: Routledge, 2011, pp.90-102


•B.R. Dorbeck-Jung, M.J. Oude Vrielink, J.F. Gosselt, J.J. van Hoof & M.D.T. de Jong, Contested hybridization of regulation: Failures of the Dutch regulatory system to protect minors from harmful media, in Regulation and Governance, 2010 Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 113–260


•Oude Vrielink, M.J., & Montfort, C.J. van (2009). Codes of Ethics and Codes of Practice. In S. Toepler & H.K. Anheier (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of civil society (pp. 492-497). New York: Springer. 

•Dorbeck-Jung, B. and M.J. Oude Vrielink-Van Heffen, EU ways of governing the marketing of pharmaceuticals – a shift towards more integration, better consumer protection and better regulation?, in: V. Gessner and D. Nelken, European Ways of Law, 2007, pp. 279-304