Lisanne de Blok

Welcome to my website! My name is Lisanne de Blok. I am currently a Post Doctoral researcher at the Political Science & Public Administration department at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I am also the coordinator of the VU Interdisciplinary centre for European Studies. From August 2021, I will join the Public Governance and Management research unit at the Utrecht University School of Governance as an Assistant Professor.  In January 2020 I received my PhD in political science from the University of Amsterdam. In 2019, I was also a visiting scholar at the Quality of Government Institute, in Gothenburg.

My research focuses on the policy-feedback link between policy performance and political support in multilevel governance systems (see projects for more information). My research interests include democratic legitimacy, welfare state performance, risk and democratic values as well as quantitative methodology. I also enjoy teaching, with a particular interest in research-oriented subjects. Moreover, I actively contribute to the public debate through (invited) guest talks, writing news paper articles and blogs, as well as public reports.