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In 2012 Anja Eleveld finished her PhD thesis at Leiden University. Since then she works at the VU University. In 2015 she received a VENI grant of the Dutch Social Research Institute (NWO) for her research proposal ‘The activating welfare state and the recipient of social assistance: the birth of a new worker in need of new rules?


Her research interests include:

- Activation policies 

- Power imbalance and (labour) rights

- Performative rights

- Work & care

- Equal treatment



In 2017-2018 Anja Eleveld teaches

-European labour Law

-Editorial Board-Amsterdam Law Forum


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Netherlands Social Sciences
migrant Social Sciences
minimum income Social Sciences
workfare Social Sciences
discourse theory Social Sciences
instrumentalization Social Sciences
worker Social Sciences
Palestinian-Israeli conflict Social Sciences

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Research Output 2006 2018

Haagse Harry onder de loep.: De re-integrerende bijstandsgerechtigde en de arbeidsovereenkomst

Eleveld, A. 2018 (Handen) Af van de arbeidsovereenkomst. Den Haag: Sdu juridisch, p. 79-92

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The European pillar of social rights and the instrumentalization of the right to minimum income benefits: Work-related sanctions in welfare to work benefit schemes in 22 EU Member States

Eleveld, A. 2018 Dealing with unemployment: Labour market policy trends. Bazzani, T. & Singer, R. (eds.). Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, p. 95-126

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

minimum income
social rights
EU member state

The sanctions mitigation paradox in welfare to work benefit schemes

Eleveld, A. 2018 In : Comparative labor law & Policy Journal. 39, 2, p. 449-474

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activation policies: policies of social inclusion or social exclusion?

Eleveld, A. 2017 In : Journal of Poverty and Social Justice . 25, 3, p. 277-285 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle