Mark Bovens is a professor of Public Administration at Utrecht University, and a member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) in The Hague. He was co-founder and research director (1999-2013) of the Utrecht University School of Governance, which is one of Europe’s leading centers for Public Administration. From 2006-2012, he was an honorary Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science at the ANU in Canberra. He is currently a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and president of the KNAW Social Science Council. Bovens’ main research interests are the success and failure of governance, public accountability, democratic institutions, and political resilience. He has published 10 monographs and 11 edited volumes with top academic publishers (amongst others, Oxford UP, Cambridge UP, Edward Elgar, and Amsterdam UP), as well as over a hundred articles and book chapters.
WRR member, KNAW member