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Caelesta Braun

Associate Professor

Dr. C.H.J.M. Braun
+31 70 800 9977

Dr. Caelesta Braun is Associate Professor at the Institute of Public Administration.

More information about Caelesta Braun

Caelesta’s main fields of research include interest representation and regulatory governance, with a focus on political behaviour of organized interests, stakeholder management of regulatory authorities and decision-making.  In May 2015 she received a Vidi grant from the Dutch research council (NWO) for a five-year research project: 2-CAPTURE: on the driving forces of regulatory capture that examines the role and impact of societal stakeholders in regulatory governance.

Before joining Leiden University, Caelesta was an assistant professor at the Utrecht University and Vu University. She has held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Antwerp from 2009-2013 and obtained her PhD at Leiden University in 2009. 


2-Capture (Vidi research project)
Comparative Interest Representation (international comparative research project)

Associate Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Instituut Bestuurskunde

Work address

Wijnhaven Building
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP Den Haag
Room number 4.111



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