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  • Senator -geen bestuurder maar deze functie staat er niet bij | Haarlem | Bestuurder | 2015-06-09 - present

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I am Professor of Global Political Economy and Geopolitics at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where I am employed since 2000.

I studied political science and international relations at the University of Amsterdam, obtaining my Master’s degree with distinction (cum laude) in 1994, and obtained my PhD in the social and political sciences with distinction from the European University Institute in Florence. After my four years in Italy I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, before rerturning to Amsterdam.

My academic research centres around the role of class and elite power within the global and European political economy and within contemporary geopolitics. From this angle my interrelated research areas comprising my past and future research agendas are among others: European socio-economic governance; the governance of liberal world order and its contestants; U.S. foreign policy, globalisation, and the role of transnational corporate elite networks and strategies.

Among my books are Transnational Class Strategy and European Integration (Routledge, 2002); The Transnational Politics of Corporate Governance Regulation (co-editor, Routledge, 2007); Neoliberalism in Crisis? (co-editor, Palgrave, 2012); The State-Capital Nexus in the Global Crisis (co-editor, Routledge, 2013); American Grand Strategy and Corporate Elite Networks (with Naná de Graaff, Routledge, 2016).

Next to my academic career I am since 2015 a Member of the Senate of the Dutch Parliament  for the Socialist Party – @SPnl. As Senator I am spokesperson for my party for finance, education, science, European affairs, foreign affairs, and defence. I also serve as Chair of the Senate’s Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Aid, and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committe for European Affairs. I am also a member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

 

 

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Research Output

Het frame van het allesbedreigende China is dubieus en hypocriet

van Apeldoorn, B. & de Graaff, N. A., 21 Jan 2020, In : Het Financieel Dagblad. p. 25-25 1 p.

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De dialoog aangaan met Venezuela is beter dan een interventie

van Apeldoorn, B., 13 Feb 2019, In : Trouw. 2019, februari 13, 1 p.

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De mondiale geopolitieke economie en de crisis van de elite

van Apeldoorn, B., 3 Oct 2019, Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 38 p.

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Hoezo geven de Amerikanen niet veel uit, in plaats van de Europeanen te weinig?

van Apeldoorn, B., 31 May 2019

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  • Activities

    • 4 Lecture / Presentation

    American Grand Strategy and Corporate Elite Networks

    E.B. van Apeldoorn (Speaker), N.A. de Graaff (Speaker)
    7 Apr 2016

    Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

    US Foreign Policy and Corporate Elites

    E.B. van Apeldoorn (Speaker), N.A. de Graaff (Speaker)
    28 Feb 2014

    Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

    The American Open Door from the Civil War to the War on Terror

    E.B. van Apeldoorn (Speaker), N.A. de Graaff (Speaker)
    1 Nov 20133 Nov 2013

    Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

    Press / Media

    Monetary Union not sustainable

    B. van Apeldoorn

    1/01/14

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

    Muntunie op termijn niet houdbaar

    B. van Apeldoorn

    1/01/14

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other