PhD defence N.C. (Noortje) de Boer


Prof.dr. E.H. Klijn

Co-promotor J. Eshuis

Friday 14 Feb 2020, 13:30 - 15:00
PhD defence
Senate Hall
Erasmus Building
Campus Woudestein
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On Friday 14 February 2020, N.C. de Boer will defend her PhD dissertation, entitled: ‘On the Outside, Looking in. Understanding Transparency at the Frontline’.

Public organizations see transparency as a promising tool to boost relations with citizens and their perceptions of public performance. Due to transparency, however, the work of street-level bureaucrats is also scrutinized. Moreover, technological advancements have empowered any societal actor to make the behavior of street-level bureaucrats transparent by, for instance, filming it with a smartphone. This doctoral dissertation examines the effects of transparency on the daily work of street-level bureaucrats and their interactions with citizens.

The public defence will take place at the Senatehall, 1st floor of the Erasmus Building, Campus Woudestein. The ceremony will begin exactly at 09.30/11.30/13.30/15.30 hrs. In light of the solemn nature of the ceremony, we recommend that you do not take children under the age of 6 to the first part of the ceremony.

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