Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

dr. M.H.H. (Martijn) van den Hurk

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    GPIO : Urban Planning
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Room number: C4.18
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15629
    1001 NC  Amsterdam

Martijn van den Hurk is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development at the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the impact of contracts in public-private partnerships in urban regeneration, with a specific focus on the public interest. This research is called the PARCOUR project (Public Accountability to Residents in Contractual Urban Redevelopment, 2015-2018) and funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

Martijn obtained his Ph.D. degree in Political Science at the University of Antwerp in 2015. His dissertation was on the governance and contracting of public-private partnerships for the provision of public infrastructure. As a PhD candidate, Martijn was a visiting researcher at the University of Central Lancashire (2012) and the University of Toronto (2015). Before his doctoral work he studied Spatial Planning (MSc, 2010) and Public Administration (MSc, 2011) at the Radboud University Nijmegen, and Political Science at the University of Agder (2009).


  • van den Hurk, M. H. H. (2018). Public-private partnerships: where do we go from here? A Belgian perspective. Public Works Management & Policy. DOI: 10.1177/1087724X18757534 


  • Willems, T., Van Dooren, W., & van den Hurk, M. (2017). PPP policy, depoliticisation, and anti-politics. Partecipazione e Conflitto, 10(2), 448-471. DOI: 10.1285/i20356609v10i2p448  [details] 
  • van den Hurk, M. H. H., & Verhoest, K. (2017). On the fast track? Using standard contracts in public-private partnerships for sports facilities: a case study. Sport Management Review, 20(2), 226-239. DOI: 10.1016/j.smr.2016.07.004 
  • Willems, T., Verhoest, K., Voets, J., Coppens, T., van Dooren, W., & van den Hurk, M. (2017). Ten Lessons from Ten Years PPP Experience in Belgium. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 76(3), 316-329. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12207  [details] 
  • van den Hurk, M., & Hueskes, M. (2017). Beyond the financial logic: realizing valuable outcomes in public-private partnerships in Flanders and Ontario. Environment and planning C: Government & policy, 35(5), 784-808. DOI: 10.1177/0263774X16682237  [details] 


  • van den Hurk, M. (2016). Bundling the procurement of sports infrastructure projects: How neither public nor private actors really benefit. Environment and planning C: Government & policy, 34(8), 1369-1386. DOI: 10.1177/0263774X15614672  [details] 
  • van den Hurk, M. (2016). Learning to contract in public–private partnerships for road infrastructure: Recent experiences in Belgium. Policy Sciences, 49(3), 309-333. DOI: 10.1007/s11077-015-9240-y  [details] 
  • van den Hurk, M., & Verhoest, K. (2016). The challenge of using standard contracts in public-private partnerships. Public Management Review, 18(2), 278-299. DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2014.984623  [details] 
  • Verhoest, K., van Garsse, S., van den Hurk, M., & Willems, T. (2016). Developments of public private partnership in Belgium. In A. Akintoye, M. Beck, & M. Kumaraswamy (Eds.), Public private partnerships: A global review (pp. 45-58). Oxon: Routledge. [details] 


  • van den Hurk, M., & Verhoest, K. (2015). The governance of public-private partnerships in sports infrastructure: Interfering complexities in Belgium. International Journal of Project Management, 33(1), 201-211. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2014.05.005  [details] 
  • van den Hurk, M., Brogaard, L., Lember, V., Petersen, O. H., & Witz, P. (2015). National Varieties of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs): A Comparative Analysis of PPP-Supporting Units in 19 European Countries. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 18(1), 1-20. DOI: 10.1080/13876988.2015.1006814  [details] 
  • van den Hurk, M., Mastenbroek, E., & Meijerink, S. (2015). Water safety and spatial development: An institutional comparison between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Land Use Policy, 36, 416-426. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2013.09.017  [details] 
  • Verhoest, K., Petersen, O. H., Scherrer, W., Soecipto, M., Lember, V., Leviäkangas, P., ... Ågren, R. (2015). National contexts for PPPs in Europe: Conclusions and policy recommendations. In A. Roumboutsos (Ed.), Public private partnerships in transport: Trends and theory (pp. 85-94). London/New York: Routledge. [details] 
  • Verhoest, K., van den Hurk, M., Carbonara, N., Lember, V., Petersen, O. H., Scherrer, W., & Soecipto, M. (2015). Introducing the national context for PPPs: Elements and dimensions. In A. Roumboutsos (Ed.), Public private partnerships in transport: trends and theory (pp. 9-18). London/New York: Routledge. [details] 
  • van Garsse, S., van den Hurk, M., & Verhoest, K. (2015). Financing PPP in the port sector: Current state and future challenges. In T. Vanelslander, & C. Sys (Eds.), Port business: Market challenges and management actions (pp. 165-173). Antwerp: University Press Antwerp. [details] 


  • Verhoest, K., van den Hurk, M., & van Garsse, S. (2012). The practice of performance contracting by Belgian governments: Re-considering the control of autonomous agencies. In E. de Callataÿ, & F. Thys-Clément (Eds.), The return of the deficit: Public finance in Belgium over 2000-2010 (pp. 146-161). Leuven: Leuven University Press.


  • van den Hurk, M. H. H., & Verweij, S. (2017). Reflectie op PPS-onderzoek in Nederland. Rooilijn, 50(1), 134-139.


  • van den Hurk, M., van Garsse, S., & Verhoest, K. (2015). Ten years of PPP in Belgium: an overview. Documentatieblad - Federale Overheidsdienst Financiën. Studie- en Documentatiedienst, 73(1), 157-173. [details] 


  • van den Hurk, M., & van Ark, R. (2012). Zonder overstromingen geen urgentiegevoel: meerlaagsveiligheid in Nederland en Engeland. ROM, 30(4), 33-35. [details] 
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