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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

Berge, Wietse van den

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

Dokter, Annemieke

Frissen, Thomas

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

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

Sterkenburg, Nikki

Terpstra, Niels

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

Weggemans, Daan

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

Waele, Maarten de



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