Professor by special appointment Public Affairs
Prof. dr. Arco Timmermans is Professor of Public Affairs at the Institute of Public Administration at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs. He studied political science at Leiden University and did his PhD in the social and political sciences at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy). Positions he held were at the Delft University of Technology, the University of Twente, and Leiden University, where he also was research director of the Montesquieu Institute until 2014. His teaching for the Institute of Public Administration is about public policy in the Netherlands and the EU, interest representation and public affairs, for example in the mastertrack Public Affairs. Arco Timmermans' research is on the dynamics of the public and political agenda. He analyzes how interest groups play the game of obtaining or avoiding public and political atention, how they form lobbycoalitions, and how they find access to venues for influence. This teaching and research work also is oriented to promoting the dialogue between research and practice, by guest lectures, master classes and commenting on news items.
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