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Caspar van den Berg

Professor by special appointment Transitions in the Public Sector

Prof.dr. C.F. van den Berg
+31 70 800 9400

Caspar van den Berg has held the special chair of Transitions in the public sector established and funded by the 'CAOP Chair Foundation' since November 2021. For further information, including his research fields and activities, please see www.casparvandenberg.com.

More information about Caspar van den Berg

Dr. Caspar van den Berg is Professor at the Institute of Public Administration. He teaches Public Management, Politics, Governance and the Media, Multi-Level Governance, and Europeanization of Domestic Governance. For further information, including his research fields and activities, please see www.casparvandenberg.com

He has been involved in teaching with the Institute of Public Administration at Leiden University since 2004. Over the years, he developed and taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both for the Institute of Public Administration and Leiden University College The Hague, our Honours College. He was closely involved in the various teaching and training programs of the Centre for Professional Learning at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs. Below you find an overview of his current teaching portfolio.

Teaching portfolio

  • Comparative Bureaucracy (2013 – 2014)
  • Public Management: State of the Art (2011 – present)
  • Politics, Governance and the Media (2011 – present)
  • Strategic Management for Public Sector Organizations (2007 – 2014)
  • Comparative Politics: Europe and the World (2013)
  • Multi-level Governance in the European Union: (2012 – present)
  • The Europeanization of Domestic Governance (2010 – present)
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods (2014 – present)

Teaching professionals

Development and delivering of teaching modules for civil servants, young diplomats and Public Affairs professionals in the fields of:

  • Methods and techniques in Public Administration
  • Multi-Level Governance: operating in a complex and multi-layered system of governance
  • Public Affairs: Agenda setting, Stakeholder Management, Issue Management, Framing
  • Political-Administrative Sensitivity: Political-Administrative Relations, The Media and the Political Process, Values of Bureaucracy
  • European integration: History of the European Union, The EU’s Institutional Framework, EU-Decision Making, The EU’s Impact on National Politics and Administration
  • The legislative process in The Netherlands and the European Union

Professor by special appointment Transitions in the Public Sector

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Instituut Bestuurskunde

Work address

Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague



  • Stichting Recht en Overheid Bestuurslid
  • Adviesraad Holwerd aan Zee Advisering t.a.v. de verbetering van de regionale ontwikkeling in Noordoost-Fryslân
  • Stichting Van Panhuys Secretaris. De stichting verpacht landerijen en beheer een financieel vermogen.
  • Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal Senator
  • Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Adviseur Wetenschappelijke Beurzen
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Hoogleraar Bestuurskunde
  • Montesquieu Instituut Fellow
  • Prof.mr. B.M. Teldersstichting Lid Curatorium
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