PhD defence I. (Ilona) van Breugel


Prof.dr. P.W.A. Scholten


Prof.dr. V.J.J.M. Bekkers

Thursday 10 Dec 2020, 13:30 - 15:00
PhD defence
Spoken Language
Senate Hall
Erasmus Building
Campus Woudestein
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On Thursday 10 December 2020, I. van Breugel will defend her PhD dissertation, entitled: ‘Mainstreaming Integration Governance. Proxies and taboos in a contested policy context’.

While many studies of public administration have focused on decentred forms of governance, they mainly stay within the boundaries of its managerial or coordination aspects. This doctoral dissertation contributes to the literature by moving beyond this, to study both the content and coordination of a decentred governance approach. After studying immigrant integration governance within a range of national and local contexts this dissertation concludes that in a complex and contested policy context, such as immigrant integration, there is a real risk that a decentred governance approach will end up as an evasive strategy due to the perpetuation of policy taboos and dilemmas.

Due to corona, the PhD defences do not take place publicly in the usual way in the Senate Hall of the Professor Andries Querido Room. The candidates will defend their dissertation either in a small group or online.

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