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Vacant Position Book Review Editor Acta Politica

As of this summer, Acta Politica has a vacancy for the post of Book Review Editor. The incoming person will work together with the other Book Review Editor, Tim Mickler (Leiden University). The editors are supported by an editorial secretary from the Université libre de Bruxelles (Clémence Deswert). The successful candidate is expected to start as Co-Editor as of 20 June 2022.

It is expected that the Book Review Editor:

• Actively scouts for books that fit the journal’s profile and find suitable reviewers

• Decides on proposals for book reviews

• Edits manuscripts and makes decisions regarding publication of these manuscripts

• Keeps in touch with the editorial board

The candidate should be:

• Have demonstrable affinity with political science in the Low Countries and be well versed in written English.

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV, list of publications, and motivation letter (in Dutch or English) by email before 1 May 2022 to Nicolle Zeegers, Board Member of the Dutch Political Science Association (NKWP): n.e.h.m.zeegers[at] More information can be found under ‘Vacatures, calls & banen’

Call for Politics of the Low Countries PhD Reviews Proposals

Politics of the Low Countries (PLC) provides scientific insights in Belgian and Dutch politics. It is the official journal of the Flemish (VPW), Francophone (ABSP) and Luxembourg (LuxPol) political science associations in cooperation with the Dutch Political Science Association (NKWP). PLC is looking for PhD Reviews to be published in the upcoming issues (ca. 1500 words). We welcome proposals on PhD dissertations in all areas covered by PLC. The PhD must have been successfully defended
in 2021 in Belgium, Luxembourg, or the Netherlands. More information can be found under ‘Vacatures, calls & banen’


Jaarlijks reikt de NKWP samen met haar Vlaamse zusterorganisatie VPW twee prijzen uit, de Els Witte Jaarprijs Politicologie voor het beste proefschrift en de Daniël Heinsiusprijs voor de beste scriptie van het voorgaande jaar. De uitreiking van de prijzen vindt plaats op het jaarlijkse politicologenetmaal, waar de winnaars respectievelijk €1000 en €500 in ontvangst mogen nemen.

Voordrachten voor de Els Witte jaarprijs kunnen worden ingediend bij de secretaris va de NKWP, Tim Mickler (deadline is 1 maart – de nominator wordt gevraagd om gebruik te maken van een nominatieformulier) en voor de Daniel Heinsiusprijs bij de secretaris van de jury van de Daniel Heinsius prijs, Emile Van Ommeren (deadline is 1 maart) voorzien van pdf-exemplaren.

Shortlist Els Witte PhD Prize 2021

On behalf of the jury, we are pleased to announce the shortlist for the Els Witte PhD Prize this year! From all submitted dissertations, the jury selected the following four theses for the shortlist (names in alphabetical order).

  • Thomas Jacobs (Ghent University) –  ‘Winning Hegemony. A Discourse-Theoretical Perspective on Political Strategy and the Trade Politics of the European Parliament’
  • Wouter Schakel (Universiteit van Amsterdam) – ‘Representing the rich. Economic and political inequality in established democracies’
  • Carola Schoor (Universiteit Maastricht) – ‘The Politics of Style. Political Performance Caught Between Populism, Elitism, and Pluralism’
  • Hannah Werner (Universiteit van Amsterdam) – ‘Pragmatic citizens. A botom-up perspective on participatory politics’

The winner of the award will be announced at the Annual Political Science Workshops of the Low Countries (Politicologenetmaal). The award ceremony for the Els de Witte PhD Prize will take place on Friday (4th of June) after the keynote lecture by Prof. Anand Menon. More information can be found here:
We would like to thank all colleagues for submitting your nomination!

Vacatures en banen

Beste leden van de NKWP,

We hebben een nieuwe rubriek toegevoegd op onze website met vacatures en banen van leden van de NKWP en bij de NKWP aangesloten universiteiten. Deze overzicht is te vinden via ‘Vacatures en banen’ in het bovenstaande menu.

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