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B.J.J. (Benjamin) Leruth, PhD

Assistant Professor (UD1)
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Comparative Public Policy; Social Policy; Differentiation in the European Union; Euroscepticism; Political Long-Termism

Latest publications:

A farewell to welfare? Conceptualising welfare populism, welfare chauvinism and welfare Euroscepticism, Journal of European Social Policy, with Gianna Maria Eick (Open Access)

Categorizing discourses of welfare chauvinism: Temporal, selective, functional and cultural dimensions, Journal of European Social Policy, with Peter Taylor-Gooby and Adrienn Győry (Open Access)

The Routledge Handbook of Differentiation in the European Union
, co-edited with Stefan Gänzle and Jarle Trondal. (Open Access Introduction)

Current research projects:

Rebuilding Governance and Resilience out of the Pandemic (REGROUP), Horizon Europe, 2022-25
Exploring the Politics of Long-Termism (EXPLOT), NWO Open Competition, 2023-24

Other positions

Chair, Young Academy Groningen (2022-23)
Editor-in-Chief, Acta Politica (since 2021)
Theme Director, Democracy & Governance, Agricola School for Sustainable Development (2021-23)
Recognition and Rewards committee member (2022-23)
European Languages and Cultures Programme Coordinator (2020-23)
Last modified:31 May 2024 2.49 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

Chair group European Politics and Society