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    5037 DB Tilburg



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Personal profile


Thesis subjects (any subject in cultural sociology):


  • Institutional trust (e.g. trust in science, politics, or the justice system)
  • Conflicts between higher and lower educated
  • Attitudes toward science
  • Class and politics
  • Political cultures
  • Religion and society (e.g. antireligiosity among the non-religious, the public salience of religion)
  • Welfare attitudes
  • Cultural participation
  • Popular culture




Current courses

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External positions

Member of the developmental council (Brabantkennis)

1 Jul 2019 → …


  • Sociology Of Religion
  • Cultural Sociology
  • Populism
  • Public Opinion Research
  • Sociology
  • Religion And Politics
  • Political Ideology
  • Politics

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Research Output

Dan wordt geluk weer heel gewoon. Nostalgie, onzekerheid en het verlangen naar verandering

Achterberg, P. & Peper, B., 22 Nov 2019, Nieuwe zekerheden in onzekere tijden: Over werk, onderwijs en politiek. Dekker, F., Ham, M. & van der Meer, J. (eds.). Soest: BoekXpress, p. 61-78

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Open Access
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The public uptake of information about antibiotic resistance in the Netherlands

van Rijn, M., Haverkate, M., Achterberg, P. & Timen, A., 2019, In : Public Understanding of Science. 28, 4, p. 486-503

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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    Het gevecht om de waarheid

    Achterberg, P., 2018, In : Sociologie Magazine. 26, 2, p. 12-14

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

    Open Access