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Bert Klandermans is Professor of Applied Social Psychology.

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Bert Klandermans is Professor of Applied Social Psychology, Dept of Sociology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has published extensively on the social psychology of protest and social movement participation. He is the author of the now classic Social Psychology of Protest (Blackwell 1997). He is the editor and co-author (with Suzanne Staggenborg) of Methods of Social Movement Research (University of Minnesota Press, 2002) and (with Nonna Mayer) of  Extreme Right Activists in Europe (Routledge, 2006). With Conny Roggeband he edited the Handbook ofSocial movements across disciplines (Springer, 2007). He is the editor of Sociopedia.isa an online database of review articles published by Sage in collaboration with the International Sociological Association. He is co-editor of Blackwell/Wiley’s Encyclopedia of Social Movements and of The Future of Social Movement Research. Dynamics, Mechanisms, and Processes (Un. of Minnesota Press 2013). In 2009 he received a royal decoration for his efforts to link science and society. In 2013 he received the Harold Lasswell Award of the International Society of Political Psychology for his lifelong contribution to political psychology. In 2014 he received the John D. McCarthy Award from Notre Dame University for his contribution to the study of social movements and collective action.


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Currently, he is involved in two large comparative studies.: the CCC-project a comparative study of street demonstrations in more than 10 different countries initially funded by the European Science Foundation and Polpart a study of how citizens try to influence politics. Funded by a prestigious ERC Advanced Investigator grant.

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Research Output 1995 2019

Identity Formation in Street Demonstrations

Klandermans, P. G. & van Stekelenburg, J., 2019, Identities in Everyday Life. Stets, J. E. & Serpe, R. T. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 309 327 p.

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Dealing with austerity measures within armed forces: The Dutch case

Petrovic, I., van Stekelenburg, J. & Klandermans, B., 2018, In : Military Psychology. 30, 4, p. 321-334 14 p.

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Friends in high places. Anger and frustration among protesters when their political allies fail them

van Troost, D., Klandermans, B. & van Stekelenburg, J., 1 Nov 2018, In : Humanity & Society. 42, 4, p. 455-479 25 p.

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Green Party

In politics we trust…or not? Trusting and distrusting demonstrators compared

van Stekelenburg, J. & Klandermans, B., Aug 2018, In : Political Psychology. 39, 4, p. 775-792 18 p.

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party politics
political elite

Promoting or preventing change through political participation: about political actors, movements, and networks

Klandermans, P. G., 2018, The Oxford Handbook of the Human Essence. van Zomeren, M. & Dovidio, J. F. (eds.). New York: Oxford University press, p. 207-218 12 p. (Oxford Handbooks).

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political actor
political participation
collective behavior
collective identity
political action

Activities 2001 2001

Ecole de Sciences Politique, Paris (External organisation)

P.G. Klandermans (Member)

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Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (External organisation)

P.G. Klandermans (Member)

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Protesten en de rol van de media

J. van Stekelenburg & P.G. Klandermans


1 media contribution

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