Dekker, Prof. H. (Henk)

Position:
  • Director Centre for Education and Learning
Expertise:
  • Political leadership
  • Voting behaviour
  • Political knowledge
  • Political cynicism
  • Nationalism


Telephone number: +31 (0)31(0)1 5278
E-Mail: h.dekker@bb.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Bestuursbureau, Directie Academische Zaken
Office Address: De Oude UB
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2727
E-Mail: dekkerh@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Faculteitsbureau, Stafbureau
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4A53A


Short CV

Prof. Henk Dekker (1949) is director of the Centre for Education and Learning - a multidisciplinary centre for research and innovation of university education and learning of Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam – and professor emeritus of political socialization and integration at Leiden University.

He studied political science at the Free University in Amsterdam (1966-1972), was a secondary school teacher social studies (1970-1975), received his Ph.D. Social Sciences from Groningen University (1986), was associate professor political science at Leiden University (1992-2014), guest professor methodology at the Catholic University Leuven (1992), professor for the social-scientific study of the Germany-Netherlands relations at Utrecht University (1998-2008), director of the European Research Center on Migration and Ethnic Relations at Utrecht University (2002-2008), and was vice-dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Leiden University (2006-2014).

Research Henk Dekker

His research and teaching focus on Political Psychology. Topics are:

  • political leadership,
  • voting behaviour,
  • political knowledge,
  • political cynicism,
  • nationalism,
  • attitudes towards ethnic minorities
  • Islamophobia,
  • attitudes towards foreign countries and international cooperation, and
  • political socialization.

Awards

The International Society of Political Psychology gave him the Nevitt Sanford Award (2005).

Last Modified: 14-01-2015