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Mark Reijnders


Dr. M.A.W. Reijnders MSc MA
+31 70 800 9512

In his research, Mark Reijnders focuses on the underexplored phenomenon of non-take-up of social support. The basic question he addresses, is: What are the problems and barriers that potential welfare recipients experience and encounter in their daily lives that inhibit help-seeking for social support? Even though there is a wide variety of social services being offered, these resources are not always used by individuals who are in need of help. With his research, Mark aims to improve our understanding of this complex phenomenon, thereby also drawing lessons for (policy) practitioners to further improve social policies and interventions.

More information about Mark Reijnders

Mark Reijnders works as a PhD researcher at the Institute of Public Administration. His research is aimed at better understanding the underexplored phenomenon of non-take-up of social support in the context of welfare state reform.


Before he started his PhD, he graduated in Political Science and Public Administration at Leiden University and worked as academic teacher and coordinator of the bachelor program at the Institute of Public Administration.


A number of different courses, amongst which Organizational Theory, Public Management, Policy studies, and Classics of Public Administration.


Reijnders, M.A.W., J. Schalk en T. Steen (2016) Vraagverlegenheid vrijwillige inzet. Een studie naar vraagverlegenheid in Den Haag en een bespreking van mogelijke interventiemiddelen, onderzoeksrapport in opdracht van de gemeente Den Haag

Reijnders, M.A.W. en D. Truijens (2015) Wie ben je en wie ken je? De toekomst van de participatiesamenleving: netwerken in de informele zorg, The Hague Governance Quarterly, 4(1)

Schalk J. en Reijnders M.A.W. (2014), Gezondheid in de gemeentelijke besluitvorming in Leiden en Den Haag. Een exploratieve studie naar de determinanten van effectief integraal beleid, in opdracht van de Academische Werkplaats Milieu en Gezondheid en de Gemeentelijke Gezondheidsdienst (GGD) 

Schalk J., Reijnders M.A.W., Vielvoye R., Kouijzer I. & Jong M. de (2014), Decentralization in the Netherlands: from blueprints to tailor-made services?, The Hague Governance Quarterly, 2(1)


What factors determine whether or not health considerations are taken into account in decision-making processes by local government? An investigation of the municipalities of The Hague and Leiden, commissioned by the Academic Workshop of the Public Health Service (GGD). The report (in Dutch only) can be retrieved from  http://www.ggdhaaglanden.nl/over/publicaties-en-onderzoeken/gezondheid-in-gemeentelijke-besluitvorming-leiden-den-haag.htm


  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Instituut Bestuurskunde

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Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague



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