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Study Pieter Wagenaar studied at the departmentofhistory at Leiden (1987-1992). From 1997-1998 he read document management at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Work Pieter became PhD-student at the history department of Leiden University in 1993. In 1997 he defended his thesis, called "Dat de regeringe niet en bestaet by het corpus van de magistraet van Den Hage alleen": de Societeit van 's-Gravenhage (1587-1802): een onderzoek naar bureaucratisering (Hilversum 1999) [a study on bureaucratization at local government level]. In 1998 he became assistant professor at the department of public administration at Leiden University, where he partook in Mark Rutgers' pioneer project The Renaissance of Public Administration. In 2001 he was appointed assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is co-applicant of the NWO research project Under Construction, a cooperation between the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Universiteit Leiden, which started in 2006.

Teaching Since 1994 Pieter has lectured in the departments of history and public administration for undergraduates, and graduates both Dutch and foreign, on topics such as Dutch History, administrative history, informatization of administration, and introductory PA.

Research Pieter has published on a range of topics concerning the informatization of pa, the history of pa, the history of PA, and the administration of history.

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Research Output 2002 2018

Decentralizing Dutch police information

Wagenaar, F. P., Kraassenberg, K. & Kee, L. 2018 Emerging Governance: Crafting communities in an improvising society. Boutellier, H. & Trommel, W. (eds.). The Hague: Eleven International Publishing, p. 107-117

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History, public ethics and the anti-corruption industry

Wagenaar, F. P. & Kerkhoff, T. 2015 Ethics in Public Policy and Management: a global research companion. Lawton, A., van der Wal, Z. & Huberts, L. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 69-86 17 p.

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Histories of State Surveillance in Europe and Beyond

Boersma, F. K. (ed.), Fonio, C. (ed.), van Brakel, R. (ed.) & Wagenaar, F. P. (ed.) 2014 New York: Routledge. 230 p. (Routledge studies in crime and society; no. 11)

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Introduction: histories of state surveillance in Europe and beyond

Boersma, F. K., Fonio, C., van Brakel, R. & Wagenaar, F. P. 2014 Histories of State Surveillance in Europe and Beyond. Boersma, F. K., Fonio, C., van Brakel, R. & Wagenaar, F. P. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 1-14 (Routledge studies in crime and society; no. 11)

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