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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 2017 2019

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


Achter de schermen bij de lokale verkiezingen van 2018

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

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

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NetherlandsSchaap, L., Blijleven, W., Hendriks, F., Jacobs, D., Karsten, N., van Ostaaijen, J. & Wagenaar, C., 2018, (Unpublished) 33 p.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/ReportReportProfessional


Natuurlijk een referendum over het referendum

Translated title of the contribution: Of course a referendum about the referendumvan der Meer, T., Wagenaar, C., Hendriks, F., van der Krieken, K., Aarts, K., Andeweg, R. B., Boogers, M., Bovens, M., van der Brug, W., Hollander, S., van Holsteyn, J., van der Kolk, H., Koole, R., de Lange, S., van Praag, P., Rosema, M., De Vreese, C., Wille, A. & Hakhverdian, A., 17 Feb 2018

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