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- faculteit der rechtsgeleerdheid/faculty of law ( staats- en bestuursrecht )
- Assistant professor
Anja Eleveld is assistant professor at the department of social law since September 2012. In 2015, she received a VENI grant funded by the Netherlands Scientific Organisation for the research project entitled "The activating welfare state and the recipient of social assistance: the birth of a new worker in need of new rules?" Anja worked at Leiden University from 2006 to 2012, where she completed her PhD thesis on the changes in the Dutch social security discourse. Her research and publications are characterized by an interdisciplinary perspective.
European Labour Law
Anja Eleveld conducts research in the programme ‘Fundamental rights, regulation and the responsible government’.
Current research projects:
- The activating welfare state and the recipient of social assistance: the birth of a new worker in need of new rules? (VENI project, since 2016)
- The unionization of undocumented migrant domestic workers in the Netherlands (part of the VICI project "Migration as a family matter", since 2015)
- Student and pregnancy (together with NJCM, since 2015)
Research report, in Dutch: Student, zwanger en gelijke behandeling
- Sanctions in social assistance regulations in Europe (together with Leiden University, since 2015)
Expertise and interests
European Labour Law, the Dutch social assistance Act, interpretive policy analysis, political theory, socio-legal studies.
- The role of ideas in policy and institutional change. A comparison of the open functional approach, constructivism and discourse theory, Political Studies 64 (IS) (2016), p. 70-87.
- Workfare revisited, Industrial Law Journal 45 (2016), p. 60-88 (together with A. Paz-Fuchs).
- Claiming care rights as a performative act, Law and Critique 26 (2015), p. 83-100.
- The duty to work without a wage. A legal comparison between the social assistance legislations in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (2014), European Journal of Social Security 16, p. 204-224.
- The role of rhetoric and affect in policy changes. The case of Dutch life course policy (2012), Critical Policy Analysis 6, p. 282-303.
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