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  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 125, Reitse Poort, room RP 120

    5037 DB Tilburg


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Research interests

Most of my studies are of an internationally comparative character. Research topics are, amongst others, local governance and governance culture, sub-national government, reform of local politics and administration (such as dualisation, position and functioning of mayors in Europe), citizens' participation.


In 1989 Erasmus University Rotterdam, Dpt. of Public Administration appointed me, first as a research assistant and in 1993 as lecturer.In 2007 I moved to the Tilburg School of Politics and Public Administration to become Associate Professor.

Current courses

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External positions

Assessing whether the Council of Europe's member states comly to the European Charter for Local Self-Government. (Group of Independent Experts, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe)

1 Sep 20181 Sep 2022

Chairman. Granting financial support for campaigning (Referendumcommissie gemeente Rotterdam)

12 May 20167 Sep 2024

Advising the Province's Board (Provincie Noord-Brab., Expertgroep (Veer)Kracht Bestuur Brabant)

1 May 20141 Jan 2015

Collecting money for aid to Albanian schools. (St. Nederlandse Onderwijsondersteuning ALBANIË

1 Jan 2012 → …


  • Democracy
  • Decentralization
  • Urban Governance
  • Citizenship
  • Governance
  • Administrative Reform
  • Large Cities Policy Programme

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Research Output 2007 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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

De griffier in gemeenteland

Schaap, L., Kruyen, P., van Hulst, M. & van Ostaaijen, J., 2018, In : Bestuurswetenschappen. 72, 1, p. 5-25 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Hybride stadsregionaal bestuur belicht: Effectiviteit en legitimiteit in vier grootstedelijke gebieden

Schaap, L., Colombo, C., Damen, M. & Karsten, N., Jun 2018, In : Bestuurskunde. 27, 2, p. 39-48 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

agglomeration area
good governance

Larger authorities: Little gain, less democratic

Schaap, L. & Karsten, N., Aug 2018, In : Political Sector Executive. 17, 4, p. 24-25 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional


Activities 2007 2014

  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Editorial activity

NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy (Journal)

L. Schaap (Editor of special issue)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific


L. Schaap (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific


L. Schaap (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Projects 2009 2009

Multi Level democracy

Karsten, N., Cachet, A., Schaap, L., Metze, T. A. P., Levelt, M., Hendriks, F., Boluijt, B., Frankowski, A., Geurtz, J. C. H. C., van Ostaaijen, J., Salet, W., van den Dool, L. T., Lupi, T., Boogers, M. J. G. J. A., van Hoorn, E., van Hulst, M., de Graaf, L., Bodd, J., van Zuydam, S., Daemen, H. H. F. M., Gianoli, A., Coulson, A., Ringeling, A. B., Aardema, H., Korsten, A. F. A., van de Wijdeven, T. M. F., Oude Vrielink, M. J., Drosterij, G., Ruano de La Fuente, J. M., Zouridis, S., Michels, A. M. B., Iancu, D., Klimovsky, D., Pinteric, U., Voerman, G., van Hulst, M., Verheul, W. J., Schulz, J. M., van Twist, M. J. W., Hendrikx, P. M. A., Verheul, J., Ensberg, D., Derksen, W., van den Brand, T., Verheul, J., van den Brink, G. & van der Pennen, A. W.

1/01/09 → …

Project: Research project