Willem de Koster

PhD supervision

Josje ten Kate

 

PhD thesis

 

Understanding vaccine skepticism: a cultural-sociological multi-method study on perspectives regarding the Dutch National Immunization Programme

To be defended in 2024 (manuscript completed in September 2023)

Supervision together with Jeroen van der Waal

 

Publications resulting from PhD research

  • Ten Kate, Josje, Willem de Koster, and Jeroen van der Waal (2021) ‘Becoming skeptical towards vaccines: How health views shape the trajectories following health-related events’ Social Science & Medicine 293: 114668 [ PDF (open access) ] 
  • Ten Kate, Josje, Willem de Koster, and Jeroen van der Waal (2021) ‘"Following your gut" or "questioning the scientific evidence": Understanding vaccine skepticism among more-educted Dutch parents’ Journal of Health and Social Behavior 62(1): 85-99 [ PDF (open access) ]

 

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Thijs Lindner

 

PhD thesis

 

Welfare attitudes: a cultural-sociological approach

To be defended in 2024 (manuscript completed in 2023)

Supervision together with Jeroen van der Waal

 

Publications resulting from PhD research

  • Lindner, Thijs, Stijn Daenekindt, Willem de Koster and Jeroen van der Waal (2023) ‘What do stances on immigrants' welfare entitlement mean? Evidence from a Correlational Class Analysis’ British Journal of Sociology PDF (open access) ] 

  • Lindner, Thijs, Jonathan Mijs, Willem de Koster, and Jeroen van der Waal (2023) ‘Does informing citizens about the non-meritocratic nature of inequality bolster support for a Universal Basic Income? Evidence from a population-based survey experiment’ European Societies PDF (open access) ]

  • Lindner, Thijs, Willem de Koster, and Jeroen van der Waal (2022) ‘Different understandings of welfare benefits among the Dutch public: A focus group study’ Social Policy & Administration 56(7): 990-1005 [ PDF (open access) ]

 

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Elske van den Hoogen

Elske van den Hoogen

 

PhD thesis

 

Popular understandings of the European Union: a meaning-centred mixed-methods study

To be defended March 15, 2024

Supervision together with Jeroen van der Waal

 

Publications resulting from PhD research

  • Van den Hoogen, Elske, Willem de Koster, and Jeroen van der Waal (2023) ‘Does the prospect of further sovereignty loss fuel Euroscepticism? A population-based survey experiment’ European Societies PDF (open access) ]

  • Van den Hoogen, Elske, Stijn Daenekindt, Willem de Koster, and Jeroen van der Waal (2022) ‘Support for European Union membership comes in various guises. Evidence from a Correlational Class Analysis of novel Dutch survey data’ European Union Politics 23(3): 489-508 [ PDF (open access) ]

  • Van den Hoogen, Elske, Willem de Koster, and Jeroen van der Waal (2022) ‘What does the EU actually mean to citizens? An in-depth study of Dutch citizens' understandings and evaluations of the European Union’ JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 60(5): 1432-1448 [ PDF (open access) ] 

Current position

 

Postdoctoral researcher, Political communication and journalism group, Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

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Tim van Meurs

Tim van Meurs

 

PhD thesis

 

No appetite for meddling: the role of anti-institutionalism in educational differences in the receptivity to nutrition interventions [ PDF, open access ]

Defended September 28, 2023

Supervision together with Jeroen van der Waal and Joost Oude Groeniger

 

Publications resulting from PhD research

  • Van Meurs, Tim, Joost Oude Groeniger, Willem de Koster and Jeroen van der Waal (2024) ‘Sugar tax and product reformulation proposals reduce the perceived legitimacy of health-promotion institutions: a randomised population-based survey experiment’ European Journal of Public Health PDF (open access) ]

  • Van Meurs, Tim, Joost Oude Groeniger, Willem de Koster, and Jeroen van der Waal (2022) ‘Receptive to an authoritative voice? Experimental evidence on how patronizing language and stressing institutional sources affect public receptivity to nutrition information’ SSM - Population Health 20, 101295 [ PDF (open access) ]

  • Van Meurs, Tim, Willem de Koster, Jeroen van der Waal and Joost Oude Groeniger (2022) ‘Suggested explanations for the (in)effectiveness of nutrition information interventions among adults with a low socioeconomic status: A scoping review’ Journal of Nutritional Science 11, e50 PDF (open access) ]

  • Van Meurs, Tim, Feray Coban, Willem de Koster, Jeroen van der Waal and Joost Oude Groeniger (2022) ‘Why are anti-smoking health-information interventions less effective among low socioeconomic status groups? A systematic scoping review’ Drug and Alcohol Review 41(5): 1195-1205 [ PDF (open access) ]

  • Van Meurs, Tim, Joost Oude Groeniger, Willem de Koster and Jeroen van der Waal (2022) ‘An incongruous intervention: Exploring the role of anti-institutionalism in less-educated individuals’ limited uptake of nutrition information’ Sociology of Health & Illness 44(2): 432-450 PDF (open access) ] 

Current position

 

Postdoctoral researcher, Cultural Sociology group, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

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Vivian Visser

Vivian Visser

 

PhD thesis

 

Who is invited? A mixed-methods study on governments' and citizens' perspectives on invitational governance [ PDF, open access ]

Defended August 31, 2023

Supervision together with Arwin van Buuren

 

Publications resulting from PhD research

  • Visser, Vivian, Willem de Koster and Arwin van Buuren (2023) ‘Between suspicion and benevolence: How the social status of initiators plays a role in street-level bureaucrats' assessments of citizens' initiatives’ Administration & Society PDF (open access) ]

  • Visser, Vivian, Willem de Koster and Jeroen van der Waal (2023) ‘Understanding less-educated citizens’ (non-)participation in citizens’ initiatives: Feelings of entitlement and a taste for politics’ Current Sociology 71(5): 924-942 [ PDF (open access) ]

Current position

 

Assistant Professor of Governance and Pluralism, Department of Public Administration and Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

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Kjell Noordzij

Kjell Noordzij

 

PhD thesis

 

Revolt of the deplored: perceived cultural distance and less-educated citizens' political discontent [ PDF, open access ]

Defended June 15, 2023 (cum laude)

Supervision together with Jeroen van der Waal

 

Publications resulting from PhD research

  • Noordzij, Kjell, Willem de Koster, and Jeroen van der Waal (2023) ‘Explaining the educational gradient in trust in politicians: a population-based video-vignette survey experiment’ West European Politics 47(4): 784-812 [ PDF (open access) ]
  • Noordzij, Kjell, Willem de Koster, and Jeroen van der Waal (2021) ‘A revolt of the deplored? The role of perceived cultural distance in the educational gradient in anti-establishment politics’ British Journal of Sociology 72(5): 1448-1463 [ PDF (open access) ] [ WINNER OF THE BIANNUAL BJS PRIZE ]
  • Noordzij, Kjell, Willem de Koster, and Jeroen van der Waal (2021) ‘"They don't know what it's like to be at the bottom": Exploring the role of perceived cultural distance in less-educated citizens' discontent with politicians’ British Journal of Sociology 72(3): 566-579  [ PDF (open access) ]

  • Noordzij, Kjell, Jeroen van der Waal and Willem de Koster (2019) ‘The Educational Gradient in Trust in Politicians in the Netherlands: A Status-Based Cultural Conflict’ The Sociological Quarterly 60(3): 439-456 [ PDF (open access) ]

Current position

 

Assistant Professor of Social Inequality, Department of Public Administration and Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

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Emiel Rijshouwer

Emiel Rijshouwer

 

PhD thesis

 

Organizing democracy: power concentration and self-organizing bureaucratization in the evolution of Wikipedia [ PDF, open access ]

Defended January 11, 2019

Supervision together with Justus Uitermark

 

Publications resulting from PhD research

  • Rijshouwer, Emiel, Justus Uitermark and Willem de Koster (2023) ‘Wikipedia: a self-organizing bureaucracy’ Information, Communication & Society 26(7): 1285-1302 [ PDF (open access) ] 

Current position

 

Design-driven action researcher at Organizing Democracy

 

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