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  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 522

    5037 DE Tilburg



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Personal profile

Research interests

Referendums, voting methods, direct vs representative democracy, democratisation, electoral process, electoral systems, electoral observation.


  • Research assistent KITLV (2016)
  • Junior lecturer Public Administration, Leiden University (2014-2016)
  • Policy officer Elections Department, municipality of The Hague (2013-2014)


  • Eindvak 2018-2019
  • Political Science 2018-2019
  • Atelier Literatuuronderzoek 2018-2019
  • Eindvak 2017-2018
  • Political Science 2017-2018
  • Atelier Literatuuronderzoek 2017-2018
  • Eindvak 2016-2017
  • Startseminar 2016-2017
  • Atelier Literatuuronderzoek 2016-2017

Current courses

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External positions

Election Observation (Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken)

1 Jan 201831 Dec 2022

Advice (Referendum commissie gemeente Alphen aan de Rijn)

26 Jan 2017 → …


  • Democracy
  • Voting Mechanisms
  • Democratic Governance
  • Electoral Systems

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Research Output

Ambitieuze en ambivalente vernieuwing van de lokale democratie in Nederland

Schaap, L., Hendriks, F., Karsten, N., van Ostaaijen, J. & Wagenaar, C., 21 May 2019, In : Bestuurswetenschappen. 73, 2, p. 47-69 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Beyond for or against? Multi-option alternatives to a corrective referendum

Wagenaar, C., 1 Dec 2019, In : Electoral Studies. 62, December, 102091.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Achter de schermen bij de lokale verkiezingen van 2018

    Wagenaar, C. & van Ostaaijen, J., 12 Sep 2018, 46 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportReport

    Open Access

    Ambitie & ambivalentie: Vernieuwing van de lokale democratie in Nederland

    Translated title of the contribution: Ambition & Ambivalence: Renewal of Local Democracy in the NetherlandsSchaap, L., Blijleven, W., Hendriks, F., Jacobs, D., Karsten, N., van Ostaaijen, J. & Wagenaar, C., 2018, (Unpublished) 33 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportReport