Niels Karsten

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Personal profile


Niels Karsten is an Associate Professor at Tilburg Law School. His research specializes in local governance, political-executive leadership, public integrity, and political accountability.

PhD supervision

Erkan Ergün (Tilburg University)

Ronald Kerckhoffs (Universiteit Antwerpen - Belgium)

Benjamin Bannon, 03-04-2023, University of St. Thomas, Houston - United States

Current courses

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Education/Academic qualification

Other, Senior Teaching Qualification (SKO), Tilburg University

Award Date: 21 Mar 2018

Social and public administration, PhD, Public Administration, Tilburg University

Award Date: 12 Apr 2013

Philosophy, Master’s Degree, Philosophy of Science (MA), Erasmus University Rotterdam

Award Date: 28 Aug 2008

Social and public administration, Master’s Degree, Research Master Public Administration and Organizational Science (MSc) (cum laude), Utrecht University

Award Date: 13 Sept 2007

Philosophy, Bachelor’s Degree, Philosophy of Science, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Award Date: 19 Jun 2006

Social and public administration, Bachelor’s Degree, Public Administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Award Date: 31 Aug 2005

External positions

Reseacher/consultant (Necker van Naem)

1 Sept 2020 → …


  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Citizenship
  • Philosophy
  • Public Administration
  • Mayors
  • Public Accountability
  • Democracy