Personal detailsCaspar van den Berg

Name: Caspar Floris van den Berg

Nationality: Dutch

Email: c.f.van.den.berg@cdh.leidenuniv.nl

Date of birth: May 19, 1980

Place of birth: Angerlo (NL)

Professional positions held

2017 – present
Professor, Campus Fryslan, University of Groningen

2017 – present
Senior Research Fellow, Campus The Hague, University of Leiden

2015 – 2017
Associate Professor, Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University

2011 – 2014
Assistant Professor (tenured since January 2011), Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University
Research and lecturing in the fields of European integration, politics, administration and the media, multi-level governance, organization and management of the state civil service, public sector reform, political-administrative relations, strategic management.

2014 – 2015
Visiting Chair in Comparative Public Management, Ragnar Nurkse School of Governance, Tallinn University of Technology
Visiting Professorship with a research and teaching assignment in comparative public management

2013 – 2014
Visiting Scholar, Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies, Princeton University

2009 – 2011
Public Management Consultant, Berenschot (0.8 fte)
Research and consulting projects for Dutch ministerial departments of Economic Affairs; Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality; Transport and Water Management; Education, Culture and Science; Public Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment; the Provincial Governments of Utrecht and North-Brabant; the Association of Dutch Municipalities, on issues including multi-level governance, Europeanization, European public affairs, corporate strategy, migration and veterinary policies

2008 – 2011
Lecturer and research fellow, Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University (0.2 fte)

2004 – 2008
PhD fellow, Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University

Management and service

2017 – present
Member of the Board of Trustees, Telders Foundation (Prof.mr. B.M. Teldersstichting)

2017 – present
Fellow, Montesquieu Instituut

2016 – present
Jury member, Levine Book Prize, the Annual book prize of the journal Governance

2016 – present
Academic Director, Leiden Certified Public Manager Program®

2016 – present
Strategy advisor Dual PhD Programme, Leiden University

2012 – present
Chair IIAS Study Group on Civil Service and Politics

2014 – present
Founding Board Member of the Hofvijverkring Foundation, a collective of Universiteit Utrecht alumni based in the The Hague region, for the funding of scientific research at UU (current size: E137 K).

2014 – 2016
Member Ralph Dahrendorf Taskforce on the Future of the EU (European Liberal Forum)

2011 – 2015
Member Institute’s Executive Board. Portfolio: research, contract research, internationalization, external relations

2014 – 2015
Project leader Research assessment Institute of Public Administration (2008-2013)

2017 – present
Member of the Board of Trustees, Telders Foundation (Prof.mr. B.M. Teldersstichting)

2013 – 2015
Member Admissions Committee for the MSc in Public Administration program

2014 – 2015
Member Graduate School Board, Faculty Campus The Hague

2013 – 2015
Academic daily supervisor of 3 PhD candidates (Reijnders, Porth, Van der Heide)

2014 – 2015
HR-supervisor of 9 staff members

2012 – 2015
Chair IIAS Study Group on Civil Service and Politics

2014 – 2015
Vice President EMPA (European Masters in Public Administration) Network

2014 – 2015
Member Duisenberg Committee on the evaluation of local election outcomes in The Hague (1998-2014)

2014 – 2015
Founding Board Member of the Hofvijverkring Foundation, a collective of Universiteit Utrecht alumni based in the The Hague region, for the funding of scientific research at UU (current size: E75 K).

2014 – 2015
Member Ralf Dahrendorf Taskforce on the Future of the EU (European Liberal Forum)

Education

2011
PhD – Leiden University, on the dissertation entitled: Transforming for Europe: the reshaping of national bureaucracies in a system of multi-level governance. (Awarded the Annual Van Poelje Prize for best dissertation in the fields of Public Administration and Policy Sciences in The Netherlands and Flanders)

2003
MSc in International Relations (with merit) – London School of Economics and Political Science

2002
BA in Social Science (cum laude) – Utrecht University, University College Utrecht

Teaching Portfolio

PhD Supervision

Candidate Promotor Project title Start Expected completion
D.A.G.T. van Osch Prof.dr. A.K. Yesilkagit Accountability and Legitimacy of Transgovernmental Networks 2015 2019
M. Reijnders Prof.dr. J. de Vries Access to and Accountability of Decentralized Social Support Provision 2015 2019
J. Porth Prof.dr. F.M. van der Meer Impact of Financial Crisis on Dutch Local Government 2014 2018

Graduate level

  • Comparative Bureaucracy (2013 – 2014)
  • Public Management: State of the Art (2011 – present)
  • Politics, Governance and the Media (2011 – present)
  • Strategic Management for Public Sector Organizations (2007 – 2014)

Undergraduate level

  • Comparative Politics: Europe and the World (2013)
  • Multi-level Governance in the European Union: (2012 – present)
  • The Europeanization of Domestic Governance (2010 – present)
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods (2014 – present)

Teaching professionals

Development and delivering of teaching modules for civil servants, young diplomats and Public Affairs professionals in the fields of:

  • Methods and techniques in Public Administration
  • Multi-Level Governance: operating in a complex and multi-layered system of governance
  • Public Affairs: Agenda setting, Stakeholder Management, Issue Management, Framing
  • Political-Administrative Sensitivity: Political-Administrative Relations, The Media and the Political Process, Values of Bureaucracy
  • European integration: History of the European Union, The EU’s Institutional Framework, EU-Decision Making, The EU’s Impact on National Politics and Administration
  • The legislative process in The Netherlands and the European Union

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

  • NWO Veni grant, Patterns of Politicization in 14 Democracies (2015-2019) 280.000 EuroVan Poelje award
  • Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Visiting Fellowship (2013-2014)
  • Erasmus Staff Teaching Mobility Grant for a teaching exchange with the Ragnar Nurkse School of innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology (2014);
  • Winner of the G.A. van Poelje Jaarprijs for best PhD dissertation in Public Administration and Policy Sciences in The Netherlands and Flanders(2011);
  • Nominee for the Casimir Prijs for best lecturer of the Faculty of Social Sciences (2012);
  • Founder and co-chair of IIAS study group on political-administrative relations (since 2012)
  • Berenschot Fundatie grant for the publication of the book Koning van het Schaakbord of Jan zonder Land: Over programmaministers (2009-2010) 5000 Euro
  • German Marshall Fund of the United States (2009) European Marshall Memorial Fellowship (all expenses covered)
  • LUF grant for PhD research inFrance(2008) 2000 Euro
  • Selected participant in the International Civil Service Consortium (since 2005)
  • Selected participant in the NIG Connecting Excellence on European Governance (CONNEX) European Research Colloquium (2005-2007)
  • VSB Fonds scholarship for the Master program in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2002-2003) 7000 Euro
  • Travel and accommodation costs grants:
      • LUF grant for conference participation (2005)
      • NIG training and conference participation grants (2005, 2007)

Other professional activities (summary)

Journal editor of:

  • The Hague Governance Quarterly (founding editor)
  • Liberaal Reveil. The blind reviewed academic journal of the prof.dr. B.M. Teldersstichting, the independent scientific research agency for the purpose of liberalism.
  • Tijdschrift Bestuurskunde. The double-blind peer reviewed academic Dutch language Public Administration journal

Journal referee for:

  • Administration and Society
  • Journal of Common Market Studies
  • Journal of European Integration
  • European Journal of Political Research
  • European Political Science Review
  • Public Money and Management
  • International Review of Administrative Sciences
  • Scandinavian Political Studies
  • Regional Studies
  • Tijdschrift Bestuurskunde