Research areas

  • Local and regional politics in the European Union
  • Europeanisation of local and regional politics
  • Decisionmaking at the local level
  • Recruitment of local and provincial politicians (in international and comparative perspective)
  • Political elite studies (local and provincial political elites, in international and comparative perspective)
  • Leadership at the local and provincial level
  • Election studies at the local and provincial political level
  • Size of local governments and municipal amalgamations
  • Quality of Life Studies
  • Satisfaction study at the local level
  • Subjective well-being
  • Sustainability indicators on the local and regional level
  • Monitoring the state of Flemish cities
  • Influence of networking on local policy and management