Anja Eleveld

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faculteit der rechtsgeleerdheid/faculty of law ( staats- en bestuursrecht )
Assistant professor

Curriculum vitae
Anja Eleveld is assistant professor at the department of social law since September 2012. In 2015, she received a VENI grant funded by the Netherlands Scientific Organisation for the research project entitled "The activating welfare state and the recipient of social assistance: the birth of a new worker in need of new rules?" Anja worked at Leiden University from 2006 to 2012, where she completed her PhD thesis on the changes in the Dutch social security discourse. Her research and publications are characterized by an interdisciplinary perspective.

Educational activities
European Labour Law

Research activities

Anja Eleveld conducts research in the programme ‘Fundamental rights, regulation and the responsible government’.

Current research projects:

Expertise and interests
European Labour Law, the Dutch social assistance Act, interpretive policy analysis, political theory, socio-legal studies.

Main publications

  • The role of ideas in policy and institutional change. A comparison of the open functional approach, constructivism and discourse theory, Political Studies 64 (IS) (2016), p. 70-87.
  • Workfare revisited, Industrial Law Journal 45 (2016), p. 60-88 (together with A. Paz-Fuchs).
  • Claiming care rights as a performative act, Law and Critique 26 (2015), p. 83-100.
  • The duty to work without a wage. A legal comparison between the social assistance legislations in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (2014), European Journal of Social Security 16, p. 204-224.
  • The role of rhetoric and affect in policy changes. The case of Dutch life course policy (2012), Critical Policy Analysis 6, p. 282-303.

All VU Amsterdam publications, via Metis

Postal address
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Law
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

Ancillary activities

No ancillary activities
Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017