Engels, Prof. Hans
Prof. Hans Engels (1951) is professor by special appointment for Law of Decentral Authorities. He studied Dutch Law and Public Law at the University of Groningen, where he also gained his PhD in 1987 with a thesis on ‘the minister without portfolio’. Engels is also Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at the Department of Constitutional Law and International Law. He previously held the position of professor by special appointment for Municipal Law/Municipality Science at Leiden University.
His teaching and research focus on national constitutional institutions (in particular government and parliament) and local and regional administration (in particular municipalities and provinces). Engels has also been very active outside the University. For example, he was deputy judge for the Assen, Groningen and Leeuwarden courts for a long time and held various additional positions in public administration (council member, part-time alderman, member of the States-Provincial). He has been a member of the Dutch Senate for D66 since 2004.
- Why should we vote? Hans Engels on democracy (in Dutch)
‘Local party leaves voters out in the cold’ (in Dutch)
Previously in the news
- Inaugural lecture: Wethouder en collegiaal bestuur [Alderman and collegiate body]
- Prof. Hans Engels professor by special appointment in Law of Decentral Authorities
- ‘Mayor’s position too dependent on caprices of municipal council’
- Fryslân municipality is an unfathomable idea’ (in Dutch)
- ‘No reason for Senate to be reticent’ (in Dutch)
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