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Dr. F.J. (Franca) van Hooren

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Political Economy and Transnational Governance

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    I am Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, where I am a member and co-leader of the AISSR Programme Group Political Economy and Transnational Governance

    My research concentrates on issues related to the politics of social policy in relation to gender, care, migration and workers representation. I have studied the role of and political responses to migrant workers in social care in different European welfare states, welfare state responses to economic crisis, and the politics of domestic work policy. My current research focuses on the representation and influence of care workers (in elderly care, childcare and domestic work). More information can be found on my personal website and an up-to-date list of my publications can also be found on Google Scholar.

    Since September 2021 I am Programme Director of the Social Science Research Master, an intensive two year MA program which trains students to become social science researchers. In addition I teach courses in politics and inequality, social policy, comparative politics and research methods in the BA and MA Politcal Science at the University of Amsterdam.

  • Publications



    • van Hooren, F., Ledoux, C., Apitzsch, B., & Eleveld, A. (2021). Inclusive Advocacy? Trade-Union Activity in Support of the Rights of Domestic Workers in Continental Europe. Politique Européenne, 74(4), 108-134. [details]




    • Starke, P., Kaasch, A., & van Hooren, F. (2014). Political Parties and Social Policy Responses to Global Economic Crises: Constrained Partisanship in Mature Welfare States. Journal of Social Policy, 43(2), 225-246. Advance online publication. [details]
    • van Hooren, F., Kaasch, A., & Starke, P. (2014). The shock routine: economic crisis and the nature of social policy responses. Journal of European Public Policy, 21(4), 605-623.


    • Starke, P., Kaasch, A., & van Hooren, F. (2013). The welfare state as crisis manager: Explaining the diversity of policy responses to economic crisis. (Transformations of the State). Palgrave Macmillan.




    • van Hooren, F., Apitzsch, B., & Ledoux, C. (2019). The Politics of Care Work and Migration. In A. Weinar, S. Bonjour, & L. Zhyznomirska (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Migration in Europe (pp. 363-373). (Routledge International Handbooks). Routledge. Advance online publication. [details]


    • van Hooren, F. (2017). De verzorgingsstaat onder druk. In P. van Praag (Ed.), Politicologie en de veranderende politiek (pp. 77-96). Amsterdam University Press. [details]
    • van Hooren, F. (2017). The Welfare State under Pressure. In P. van Praag (Ed.), Political Science and Changing Politics (pp. 71-88). Amsterdam University Press. [details]


    • van Hooren, F. (2014). Migrant care work in Europe: Variety and institutional determinants. In M. León (Ed.), The transformation of care in European societies (pp. 62-82). Palgrave Macmillan. [details]



    • van Hooren, F. J., Eleveld, A., & Günther, S. (2016). The Precarious Unionization of Undocumented Migrant Domestic Workers in the Netherlands: Understanding Opportunities and Constraints. Paper presented at ISA Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Vienna, Austria.


    • van Hooren, F. J., & Soentken, M. (2015). A Welfare State for Whom? the Impact of Social Investment Reforms on Income and Activation in the Netherlands. Paper presented at 22nd International Conference of Europeanists (22th CES Conference), Paris, .

    Talk / presentation

    • van Hooren, F. (speaker) (2016). Migrants working in personal and home support for old people, ESN Working Group on Ageing and Care.
    • van Hooren, F. (speaker) (2016). The politics of domestic work in the Netherlands, Platform 189, Decent Work for Domestic Workers, Rotterdam.
    • Becker, U. (speaker) & van Hooren, F. J. (speaker) (17-9-2009). Explaining contradictory developments in child and elderly care policies in the Netherlands, paper presented at the conference on The future of the welfare state: paths of social policy innovation between constraints and opportunities, Urbino (It.).


    • van Hooren, F. (participant) (10-7-2016 - 14-7-2016). ISA Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Vienna (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Hooren, F. (organiser) & Burgoon, B. M. (organiser) (5-6-2015). Political Economy and the New Welfare State, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Hooren, F. (chair) (2015). 22nd International Conference of Europeanists (22th CES Conference), Paris (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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