Bert Fraussen joined the Institute of Public Administration at Leiden University as Assistant Professor in January 2017.
Bert Fraussen joined the Institute of Public Administration at Leiden University as Assistant Professor in January 2017. Previously, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University (ANU). He obtained his PhD at the University of Antwerp (Belgium).
His research agenda integrates the organizational design and development of political organizations, notably interest groups, and their involvement in public policy. Particular topics of interest include relations between interest groups and policymakers and the role of stakeholders in policy advisory systems. Bert's work has been published in journals such as European Journal of Political Science, Public Administration, Political Studies, Policy Sciences and the Journal of European Public Policy.
In 2014, he co-founded the Policy Advocacy Lab, together with Professor Darren Halpin and Dr Herschel Thomas. The Policy Advocacy Lab is a platform through which they engage in foundational research, workshops with practitioners and public discussion around policy advocacy. He also has a regular “Research in the Spotlight” column in Community, the professional magazine of the Belgian Society of Association Executives.
Bert is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Antwerp Centre for Institutions and Multilevel Politics and the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University . Furthermore, he holds degrees in Global Management (Antwerp Management School), Public Administration (KU Leuven) and Political Science (University of Antwerp). From 2006 until 2008, he worked part-time as an assistant to a Member of the European Parliament.
- Daugbjerg C., Fraussen B. & Halpin D.R. (2018), Interest Groups and Policy Capacity: Modes of Engagement, Policy Goods and Networks. In: Daugbjerg C., Fraussen B., Halpin D.R. (Eds.) Policy Capacity and Governance. Assessing Governmental Competences and Capabilities in Theory and Practice. Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy: Palgrave MacMillan. 243-261.
- Fraussen B. (2017), The balancing act of establishing a policy agenda: Conceptualizing and measuring drivers of issue prioritization within interest groups, Governance .
- Fraussen B. (2017), Think tanks and strategic policy-making: the contribution of think tanks to policy advisory systems, POLICY SCIENCES 50(1): 105-124.
- Halpin D.R. & Fraussen B. (2017), Conceptualising the policy engagement of interest groups: Involvement, access and prominence, European Journal of Political Research 56(3): 723–732.
- Fraussen B. & Halpin D.R. (2017), How do interest groups legitimate their policy advocacy? Reconsidering linkage and internal democracy in times of digital disruption, Public Administration .
- Fraussen B., Bossens N., Wilson A. & Keating M. (2017), Interest groups and policy analysis in Belgium. In: Brans M., Aubin D. (Eds.) Policy analysis in Belgium. Bristol: Policy Press.
- Fraussen B., Pattyn V. & Lawaree J. (2017), Thinking in splendid isolation? The organisation and policy engagement of think tanks in Belgium. In: Policy Analysis in Belgium. Bristol: Policy Press.
- Fraussen B., Pattyn V. & Lawarée J. (2017), Thinking in Splendid Isolation? The Organization and Policy Engagement of Think Tanks in Belgium. In: Policy analysis in Belgium. Bristol: Policy Press.
- Fraussen B. (2017), Uitgelezen: Lobbyen in de Wetstraat Review of: Soenens D. (2017) Lobbyen in de Wetstraat, 24(8): 86-88.
- Fraussen Bert & Halpin Darren (2016), Assessing the Composition and Diversity of the Australian Interest Group System, AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 75(4): 476-491.
- Fraussen Bert & Beyers Jan (2016), Who's in and who's out?: Explaining access to policymakers in Belgium, ACTA POLITICA 51(2): 214-236.
- Fraussen B. & Pattyn Valerie (2016), Denktanks in België: onbekend en onbemind?, Samenleving en Politiek 23(5): 70-78.
- Fraussen B. & Halpin D.R. (2016), Political Parties and Interest Organizations at the Crossroads: Perspectives on the Transformation of Political Organizations, Political Studies Review .
- Fraussen B. & Beyers J. (2016), Who's in and who's out? Explaining access to policy-makers in Belgium, Acta Politica 51(2): 214-236.
- Fraussen B., Beyers J. & Donas T. (2015), The Expanding Core and Varying Degrees of Insiderness: Institutionalised Interest Group Access to Advisory Councils, POLITICAL STUDIES 63(3): 569-588.
- Beyers J. & Donas T. Fraussen B. (2015), No place like home? Explaining venue selection of regional offices in Brussels, JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN PUBLIC POLICY 22(5): 589-608.
- Fraussen B. & Wouters R. (2015), Aandacht trekken of advies verstrekken? De aanwezigheid van middenveldorganisaties in adviesraad-en beeldbuispolitiek, Res Publica 57(2): 159-183.
- Shotton P. & Nixon P. (2015), Regions lobbying the European Union: Organizational Forms, Policy Portfolios and Venue Selection.. In: Shotton P., Nixon P. (Eds.) Interest Groups in the European Union: Changing Times, Changing Minds.: Ashgate Publishing. 85-96.
- Fraussen B. (2014), The visible hand of the state : on the organizational development of interest groups, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 92(2): 406-421.
- Donas T., Beyers J. & Fraussen B. (2014), It's not all about the money: Explaining varying policy portfolios of regional representations in Brussels, Interest Groups and Advocacy 3(1): 79-98.
- Fraussen B. (2012), Interest Group Politics: Change and Continuity, JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION 34(5): 523-529.
- Fraussen B. (2011), Belgian Parties, Interest Groups, Media and Public Opinion and the Presidency: A Non-Issue for Non-State Actors?. In: Van Hecke S., Burdens P. (Eds.) Readjusting the Council Presidency. Belgian Leadership in the EU. Brussel: ASP. 79-100.