Boin, Prof. R.A.

  • Professor Public Institutions and Governance
  • Public Institutions
  • Crisis Management

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3646
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Politieke Wetenschap
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 5B35

Arjen Boin is Professor of Public Institutions and Governance at the Institute of Political Science, Leiden University. Before he moved to Leiden, he was a professor of public governance and crisis management at the Utrecht School of Governance. He is an adjunct professor at the Public Administration Institute, Louisiana State University.

He received his Ph.D. from Leiden University, where he taught at the Department of Public Administration. Arjen Boin has published widely on topics of crisis and disaster management, leadership, institutional design and organizational issues. His most recent books are The Politics of Crisis Management (Cambridge University Press, winner of APSA’s Herbert A. Simon book award), Governing after Crisis (Cambridge UP, 2008), Crisis Management: A Three Volume Set of Essential Readings (Sage, 2008), Designing Resilience (Pittsburgh UP, 2010), MegaCrises (Charles C Thomas, 2012) and The EU as Crisis Manager: Patterns and Prospects (Cambridge UP, 2013).

Arjen Boin serves on the editorial board of Risk Management (Palgrave), Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy (Wiley) and the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management (Wiley). He is co-editor of Public Administration, a premier journal in the field. He is also a managing partner of Crisisplan BV. Arjen Boin is a founding member of the European Societal Security Research Group.

Last Modified: 14-12-2015