Schalk, Dr. J. (Jelmer)

  • Director of Studies, Assistant Professor (UD)
  • Public management, Interorganizational networks, Network analysis, Local government, Decentralization

Telephone number: +31 (0)70 800 9414
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Governance and Global Affairs, Instituut Bestuurskunde, Public Sector Management
Office Address: Wijnhaven
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP Den Haag
Room number 4.120

Extension number: 3895


Jelmer Schalk obtained his PhD from the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) at Utrecht University. After having obtained his Master of Science degree in sociology with distinction (cum laude), he was employed by the City Council of The Hague, in the Department of Spatial Planning. During his PhD research he was a visiting scholar at the Eller School of Management at the University of Arizona (with prof. Keith Provan) and a research fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP). As of September 2011, he is employed as an assistant professor of public administration at the Institute of Public Administration at Leiden University. As of December 2013, he is the Director of Studies and a member of the Institute Board.


Public management, Interorganizational networks, Network analysis, Local government, Decentralization.

Research interests

Jelmer Schalk has done research on the implementation of the Dutch Social Support Act (WMO), the performance of professional universities in Dutch higher education, and the power of member states in European Union decision making. Currently, his research focuses on transgovernmental and local collaborative management in interorganizational networks, and the internationalization of parliamentary behavior. His work has appeared in various international journals, including The Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, European Union Politics, Local Government Studies, and The American Review of Public Administration.


Currently, he teaches courses on public management and research design at the Institute. Previously, he has taught courses on inter- and intra-organizational network analysis and policy making, strategic decision-making, and methods and statistics at Leiden, Utrecht, and Tilburg University.

Last Modified: 17-11-2016