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From TRI’s National Networks of Ph.D. Theses Writers:

List of Dutch and Flemish Ph.D. Theses in Progress and Recently Completed

Prepared by Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn

Coordinator of the Dutch-Flemish Network of Ph.D. Theses Writers of the Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI)

Note: Each entry contains information on the (working) title of the doctoral dissertation, its author, the academic institution where the thesis is being written (including name of supervisor where provided) and the expected date of completion. At the end of the list are a number of theses that have recently been completed.

Ph.D. Theses in Progress in the Netherlands and Dutch/Flemish –speaking Part of Belgium:

Aerdts, Willemijn

  • Residual threat in the context of security and intelligence
  • Willemijn Aerdts, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Leiden; Institute of Security and Global Affairs
  • Expected date of completion: 2020

Berge, Wietse van den

  • Examining decision-making within the conflict between Islamic State and the Kurdistan Region in Iraq by using Graham Allison’s paradigms of foreign policy analysis
  • Wietse van den Berge, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Leiden; Institute of Security and Global Affairs; Prof. Edwin Bakker, Prof. Beatrice de Graaf
  • Expected date of completion: November 2020

Boeke, Sergei

  • Terrorism in Mali
  • Sergei Boeke, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Leiden; Institute of Security and Global Affairs; Prof. Edwin Bakker
  • Expected date of completion: end 2018

Bötticher, Astrid

  • Radikalismus und Extremismus. Konzeptualisierung und Differenzierung zweier umstrittener Begriffe in der deutschen Diskussion [Radicalism and Extremism. Conceptualisation and Differentiation of two Contested Terms in the German Discussion].
  • Astrid Bötticher, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Leiden; Institute of Security and Global Affairs; Prof. em. Alex P. Schmid, Prof. Edwin Bakker
  • Completed; expected date of defense: March 2017

Dokter, Annemieke

  • Indonesia in historical perspective–Muhammadiyah, Nahdlatul Ulama, Darul Islam en Jemaah Islamiyah and the waves of Rapoport
  • Annemieke Dokter, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Utrecht; De Nederlandse Defensie Academie; Prof. Bob de Graaff
  • Expected date of completion: unknown

Frissen, Thomas

  • Violent extremist ideation and the influences of (mediated) communications
  • Thomas Frissen, [email protected]
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Institute for Media Studies; Prof. Leen d’Haenens
  • Expected date of completion: October 2019

Gans, Ben

  • Nonlinearity, Complexity and Randomness in Civil-Military Interaction; Understanding Conflict Resolution in the New World Disorder
  • Ben Gans, [email protected]
  • Tilburg University; Research School on Peace and Conflict (Norway); University; Prof. Piet Ribbers, Prof. Paul van Fenema, Dr. Sebastiaan Rietjens
  • Expected date of completion: December 2017

Heide, Liesbeth van der

  • Explaining Processes of Involvement in Terrorism
  • Liesbeth van der Heide, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Leiden; Institute of Security and Global Affairs; Prof. Edwin Bakker; Dr. Marieke Liem
  • Expected date of completion: December 2018

Klem, Wouter

  • Securing Europe, fighting its anarchists. Transnational police networks in the struggle against terrorism, 1881-1914
  • Wouter Klem, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Utrecht; Department of History and Art History; Prof. Beatrice de Graaf
  • Expected date of completion: November 2018

Kowalski, Michael

  • Ethics of counterterrorism
  • Michael Kowalski, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Leiden; Institute of Security and Global Affairs; Prof. Edwin Bakker
  • Expected date of completion: 2018

Mansoury, Elly

  • The Relationship between School-Attending Adolescents’ Social Cohesion and Extremisms”
  • Elly Mansoury, [email protected]
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Department of Political Science; Prof. Dimokritos Kavadias
  • Expected date of completion: December 2020

Milosevic, Ana

  • Understanding the social meanings of spontaneous memorials after the Brussels attacks
  • Ana Milosevic, [email protected]
  • KU Leuven; Faculty of Social Science
  • Expected date of completion: 2018

Romagna, Marco

  • Hacktivism: Honourable cause or serious threat?
  • Marco Romagna, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Leiden; Institute of Security and Global Affairs; Prof. Edwin Bakker, Dr. Bibi van den Berg
  • Expected date of completion: June 2020

Roy van Zuijdewijn, Jeanine de

  • Societal responses to terrorist attacks in Western Europe
  • Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Leiden; Institute of Security and Global Affairs; Prof. Edwin Bakker
  • Expected date of completion: 2020

Sikkens, Elga

  • Family and upbringing dynamics in radicalization and de-radicalization
  • Elga Sikkens, [email protected]
  • Utrecht University, Department of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences; Prof. Micha de Winter, Dr. Marion van San, Dr. Stijn Sieckelinck
  • Expected date of completion: December 2017

Sterkenburg, Nikki

  • New radical right and extremist right in the Netherlands
  • Nikki Sterkenburg, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Leiden; Institute of Security and Global Affairs; Prof. Edwin Bakker
  • Expected date of completion: unknown

Terpstra, Niels

  • Why do Civilians Comply with a Rebel Group? Towards a Better Understanding of Rebel Governance and Legitimation Processes During Civil War
  • Niels Terpstra, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Utrecht; Department of History and Art History; Prof. Georg Frerks
  • Expected date of completion: February 2020

Van Ostaeyen, Pieter

  • The usage of social media in the ideological battle between al-Qaeda and The Islamic State
  • Pieter Van Ostaeyen, [email protected]
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Faculty of Arts, Near Eastern Studies; Prof. Gino Schallenbergh
  • Expected date of completion: 2019

Vernimmen, Jonas

  • The right to cultural identity: a legal analysis of value-based education as a means to prevent radicalization
  • Jonas Vernimmen, [email protected]
  • KU Leuven; Leuven Centre for Public Law, Education Law; Prof. Kurt Willems
  • Expected date of completion: June 2020

Volders, Brecht

  • Nuclear Terrorism: organizational dynamics in constructing the bomb
  • Brecht Volders, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Antwerpen; Department of Social Sciences; Prof. Tom Sauer
  • Expected date of completion: September 2019

Weggemans, Daan

  • Digital Risk Profiling
  • Daan Weggemans, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Leiden; Institute of Security and Global Affairs; Prof. Edwin Bakker
  • Expected date of completion: 2018

Whittaker, Joe

  • Online Radicalisation
  • Joe Whittaker, [email protected]
  • Swansea University; Universiteit Leiden; Prof. Stuart MacDonald, Lella Nouri, Dr. Alastair Reed, Sergei Boeke
  • Expected date of completion: September 2019

Wittendorp, Stef

  • European Union and counter-terrorism, 1975-present
  • Stef Wittendorp, [email protected]
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen; Department of International Relations and International Organization; Prof. J.H. de Wilde, Prof. A.J. Zwitter
  • Expected date of completion: Summer 2017

Recently Completed Ph.D. Theses:

Buuren, Jelle van

  • The influence of conspiracy constructions on political legitimacy and national security
  • Jelle van Buuren, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Leiden; Institute of Security and Global Affairs; Prof. Edwin Bakker; Prof. Beatrice de Graaf
  • Completed: November 2016

Hijzen, Constant

  • Images of the enemy: the security services and democracy, 1912-1992
  • Constant Hjizen, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Leiden; Institute of Security and Global Affairs; Institute of History; Prof. B.A. de Graaf, Prof. B.G.J. de Graaff, Prof. H. te Velde
  • Completed: November 2016

Noorda, Hadassa

  • Thinking War in the 21st Century: Introducing Non-State Actors in Just War Theory
  • Hadassa Noorda, [email protected]
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam; Department of Law; Prof. Marc de Wilde, Dr. Roland Pierik
  • Completed: October 2016

Schuurman, Bart

  • Becoming a European homegrown jihadist: A multilevel analysis of involvement in the Dutch Hofstadgroup, 2002-2005
  • Bart Schuurman, [email protected]
  • Universiteit Leiden; Institute of Security and Global Affairs; Prof. Edwin Bakker, Dr. Quirine Eijkman
  • Completed: January 2017

Waele, Maarten de

  • Angry white rebel? The mechanisms and processes of participation in extreme-right groups
  • Maarten de Waele, [email protected]
  • Ghent University; Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law; Prof. Lieven Pauwels and Prof. Marleen Easton
  • Completed: January 2016


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