Dekker, Prof. H. (Henk)
- Director Centre for Education and Learning
- Political leadership
- Voting behaviour
- Political knowledge
- Political cynicism
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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).
His research and teaching focus on Political Psychology. Topics are:
- political leadership,
- voting behaviour,
- political knowledge,
- political cynicism,
- attitudes towards ethnic minorities
- attitudes towards foreign countries and international cooperation, and
- political socialization.
The International Society of Political Psychology gave him the Nevitt Sanford Award (2005).
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