prof. dr. Bert Klandermans

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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.


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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protest Social Sciences
collective behavior Social Sciences
participation Social Sciences
mobilization Social Sciences
collective identity Social Sciences
Netherlands Social Sciences
citizen Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences

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Research Output 1995 2019

Open Access

Discourse about politics in the Netherlands: anti-politics and populism, more or less

van Bezouw, M. J. & Klandermans, B., 2019, When Citizens Talk About Politics. Saunders, C. & Klandermans, B. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 59-76 18 p. (Mobilization series on social movements, protest, and culture).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

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 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review


Online and offline political participation under repression: Iranian Green Movement supporters between two elections, 2009-2013

Honari, A., 2019, 243 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

Social psychological explanations of political inaction: Citizens’ perspectives in Brazil, Hungary, and the Netherlands

van Bezouw, M., Zavecz, G., Penna, C., Rijken, A. J., Klandermans, B. & Ulug, O. M., 1 Dec 2019, In : Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. 19, 1, p. 381-406 26 p.

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Open Access
psychological theory

Activities 2001 2001

Press / Media

Protesten en de rol van de media

J. van Stekelenburg & Bert Klandermans


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Press/Media: Other