Recent activities

Between 25-30 April 2017, I attended and presented a paper at the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops in Nottingham, the UK, in the workshop 'The Politics of Information: How Political Elites Select and Process Information'. Sjoerd Stolwijk and I are currently working on the paper.

On 1-2 June 2017, I attended the Dutch-Flemish Politicologenetmaal in Leiden, the Netherlands, to present an updated version of the ECPR paper.

On 9-10 February 2017, I've attended and presented a paper at an international workshop on Conceptualizing a European Social Market Economy in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Reviews and endorsements

On Cambridge UP book
New review by Pieter Vanhuysse in Political Studies Review, who indicates that our book '(...) a masterfully written text on comparative welfare state politics'.

Another new review by Peter Starke in Public Administration, who states that 'students and scholars wishing to get an in-depth view intothe dynamic feld of comparative welfare state research will be very well served by Van Kersbergen and Vis'.

Happy with a great review by Emanuele Ferragina in Journal of Social Policy. Ferragina applauds the book's 'sheer comprehensiveness', considers it 'an essential textbook' and 'a truly interdisciplinary achievement'.

Oana I. Armeanu calls our book 'an impressive performance of erudition and insight into the main debates regarding the welfare state and its reform'. You can find the full review in The Journal of Politics, 77(1): e3-e4.

D.B. Robertson 'highly recommends' our book for upper-division undergraduate, graduate, and research collections. You can read the review in Choice.

A review by John Myles on Kees van Kersbergen and mine Cambridge UP book, Comparative Welfare State Politics: Development, Opportunies and Reform, has just been published in Canadian Journal of Sociology. You can find the review here.

You can find two endorsements, by Klaus Armingeon and Gosta Esping-Andersen, here.