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Dr. F.F. (Floris) Vermeulen

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation
Photographer: Bas Uterwijk

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number:B9.18
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
  • Profiel

    Introduction

    Dr. Floris Vermeulen is associate professor (universitair hoofddocent) at the department of political science at the University of Amsterdam . He has been chair of the department of Political Science (2015-1017) and co-director of the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES)  (2011-2014) and co-programme group leader of Challenges to Democratic Representation of the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) (2011-2014). He studied Economic and Social History at the University of Amsterdam. His dissertation (Cum Laude) was published in the IMISCOE-AUP publication programme, entitled  The immigrant organising process. Turkish organisations in Amsterdam and Berlin and Surinamese organisations in Amsterdam 1960-2000.

    Floris Vermeulen's 2016 article with Debra Minkoff and Tom van der Meer “The Local Embedding of Community-Based Organizations” received the 2016 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly Best Article Award.

    Topics of research interests:

    • Civic and political participation of immigrants 
    • Non-profit organisations in neighbourhoods
    • Local policies targeting violent extremism
    • Governance of religious diversity

     

    Floris Vermeulen has been participating in several European research projects :

    He publishes regularly in the Dutch weekly De Groene Amsterdammer (together with Froukje Santing)  and the Dutch newpaper Het Parool (with Karina Hof)

    Selected publications

    Vermeulen, F. (2021). Open armen en dichte deuren. Percepties van Syrische en Eritrese statushouders over hun sociaal-culturele positie in Nederland. Den Haag: Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau.

    Wang, M., & Vermeulen, F. (2020). Life between buildings from a street view image: What do big data analytics reveal about neighbourhood organisational vitality?. Urban Studies, doi.org/10.1177/0042098020957198.

    Vermeulen, F., Kranendonk, M., & Michon, L. (2019). Immigrant concentration at the neighbourhood level and bloc voting: The case of Amsterdam. Urban Studies, 57(4), 766-788.

    Kranendonk, M., Vermeulen, F., & van Heelsum, A. (2018). “Unpacking” the Identity‐to‐Politics Link: The Effects of Social Identification on Voting Among Muslim Immigrants in Western Europe. Political Psychology, 39(1), 43-67.

    Graauw, E. de & F. Vermeulen (2016): Cities and the politics of immigrant integration: a comparison of Berlin, Amsterdam, New York City, and San Francisco, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42(6), 989-1012. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2015.1126089

    Vermeulen, F., D. Minkoff & T.W.G. van der Meer (2016). The Local Embedding of Community-Based Organizations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 45 (1), 23-44. doi: 10.1177/0899764014558933 (NVSQ Best Article Award 2016)

    F. Vermeulen (2014) ‘Suspect Communities. Targeting Violent Extremism on the Local Level: Policies of Engagement in Amsterdam, Berlin, and London’, Terrorism & Political Violence 26(2): 286-306.

    F. Vermeulen (2013) ‘Mutualism, Resource Competition, and Opposing Movements among Turkish Organizations in Amsterdam and Berlin’, 1965-2000, British Journal of Sociology, 64(3), 453-477

    L. Michon & F. Vermeulen (2013) 'Explaining Different Trajectories in Immigrant Political Integration: Moroccans and Turks in Amsterdam', West European Politics, 36(3), 597-614.

    Schrover, M & F. Vermeulen (2005), 'Immigrant Organisations', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 31, no. 5, 823-83

  • Publications

    2021

    • Madueke, K. L., & Vermeulen, F. (2021). Micro formations of hybrid security governance in ethnic riots: Mapping the interworkings of state forces, vigilantes, residents, thugs, and armed mobs in the violent slums of Jos, Nigeria. In R. Santini, A. Polese, & R. Kevlihan (Eds.), Limited Statehood and Informal Governance in the Middle East and Africa (pp. 226-246). (Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429504570 [details]
    • Nicholls, W., Gnes, D., & Vermeulen, F. (2021). Local Path Dependency and Scale Shift in Social Movements: The Case of the us Immigrant Rights Movement. Geographical Review, 111(2), 269-286. https://doi.org/10.1080/00167428.2020.1780127 [details]
    • de Graauw, E., & Vermeulen, F. F. (2021). Local context and immigrant bureaucratic incorporation: insights from Amsterdam and New York City. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2021.1912589
    • de Wilde, M., Nicholls, W. J., & Vermeulen, F. (2021). Suburban battles over immigration: a case study of local day labourer policies. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 44(16), 44-62. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2020.1829671 [details]
    • van de Wardt, M., Berkhout, D. J., & Vermeulen, F. F. (2021). Survival of the fittest. Comparing entry and exit among niche and mainstream parties in advanced democracies, 1945–2011. Electoral Studies. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2020.102261

    2020

    2019

    • Gnes, D., & Vermeulen, F. (2019). Non-Governmental Organisations and Legitimacy: Authority, Power and Resources. Journal of Migration History, 5(2), 218-247. https://doi.org/10.1163/23519924-00502002 [details]
    • Kranendonk, M., & Vermeulen, F. (2019). Group identity, group networks, and political participation: Moroccan and Turkish immigrants in the Netherlands. Acta Politica, 54(4), 625–666. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41269-018-0094-0 [details]
    • Mügge, L., Kranendonk, M., Vermeulen, F., & Aydemir, N. (2019). Migrant votes ‘here’and ‘there’: Transnational electoral behavior of Turks in the Netherlands. Migration Studies, [mnz034]. https://doi.org/10.1093/migration/mnz034 [details]
    • Roex, I., & Vermeulen, F. (2019). Preemptive measures against radicalization and local partnerships in Antwerp. In N. Fadil, M. de Koning, & F. Ragazzi (Eds.), Radicalization in Belgium and the Netherlands: Critical Perspectives on Violence and Security (pp. 131-145). (Library of European Studies). London: I.B. Tauris. [details]
    • Vermeulen, F. (2019). Political systems, parties and diversity: The case of Amsterdam. In T. Caponio, P. Scholten, & R. Zapata-Barrero (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of the Governance of Migration and Diversity in Cities (pp. 104-115). (Routledge handbooks). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351108478 [details]
    • Vermeulen, F. (2019). The Paradox of Immigrant Political Participation in Europe amidst Crises of Multiculturalism. In C. Menjívar, M. Ruiz, & I. Ness (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises (pp. 801-816). (Oxford Handbooks Online). New York: OUP. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190856908.013.26 [details]
    • Vermeulen, F., & Kranendonk, M. (2019). DENK. Factoren voor het succes, de kenmerken van de achterban en het bereiken van nieuwe stemmers. B en M : Tijdschrift voor Beleid, Politiek en Maatschappij, 46(1), 195-199. https://doi.org/10.5553/BenM/138900692019046001019 [details]

    2018

    • Gnes, D., & Vermeulen, F. (2018). Legitimacy as the Basis for Organizational Development of Voluntary Organizations. In R. A. Cnaan, & C. Milofsky (Eds.), Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations in the 21st Century (pp. 189-209). (Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77416-9_12 [details]
    • Kranendonk, M., Vermeulen, F., & van Heelsum, A. (2018). “Unpacking” the Identity‐to‐Politics Link: The Effects of Social Identification on Voting Among Muslim Immigrants in Western Europe. Political Psychology, 39(1), 43-67. https://doi.org/10.1111/pops.12397 [details]
    • Madueke, K. L., & Vermeulen, F. F. (2018). Frontiers of Ethnic Brutality in an African City: Explaining the Spread and Recurrence of Violent Conflict in Jos, Nigeria. Afrika Spectrum, 53(2), 37-63. [details]
    • van Heelsum, A., & Vermeulen, F. (2018). Cities’ Policies: The Work of European Cities to Counter Muslim Radicalisation. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 19(1), 161–179. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-017-0533-1 [details]

    2017

    2016

    • Maussen, M., & Vermeulen, F. (2016). Liberal equality and toleration for conservative religious minorities: Decreasing opportunities for religious schools in the Netherlands? In M. Maussen, F. Vermeulen, M. S. Merry, & V. Bader (Eds.), Religious schools in Europe: Institutional opportunities and contemporary challenges (pp. 87-104). London: Routledge. [details]
    • Vermeulen, F., Laméris, J., & Minkoff, D. (2016). Welcome to the neighbourhood: The spatial dimensions of legitimacy for voluntary leisure organisations. Urban Studies, 53(11), 2253-2272. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098015590771 [details]
    • Vermeulen, F., Minkoff, D. C., & van der Meer, T. (2016). The Local Embedding of Community-Based Organizations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 45(1), 23-44. https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764014558933 [details]
    • de Graauw, E., & Vermeulen, F. (2016). Cities and the politics of immigrant integration: a comparison of Berlin, Amsterdam, New York City, and San Francisco. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42(6), 989-1012. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2015.1126089 [details]
    • van de Beek, J. H., & Vermeulen, F. F. (2016). Protection, participation and legitimacy: the European Union’s public consultation system and ethnic and national minorities. In H. C. Sicakkan (Ed.), Integration, Diversity and the Making of a European Public Sphere (pp. 133-154). (New Horizons in European Politics series). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785360916.00014 [details]

    2015

    • Berczyk, J., & Vermeulen, F. (2015). Prevent abroad: militant democracy, right-wing extremism and the prevention of Islamic extremism in Berlin. In C. Baker-Beall, C. Heath-Kelly, & L. Jarvis (Eds.), Counter-radicalisation: critical perspectives (pp. 88-105). (Routledge critical terrorism studies). Routledge. [details]
    • Maussen, M., & Vermeulen, F. (2015). Liberal equality and toleration for conservative religious minorities. Decreasing opportunities for religious schools in the Netherlands? Comparative Education, 51(1), 87-104. https://doi.org/10.1080/03050068.2014.935576 [details]

    2014

    • Bloemraad, I., & Vermeulen, F. (2014). Immigrants' political incorporation. In M. Martiniello, & J. Rath (Eds.), An introduction to immigrant incorporation studies: European perspectives (pp. 227-249). (IMISCOE textbooks; No. 3). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
    • Vermeulen, F. (2014). Suspect communities—targeting violent extremism at the local level: policies of engagement in Amsterdam, Berlin, and London. Terrorism and Political Violence, 26(2), 286-306. https://doi.org/10.1080/09546553.2012.705254 [details]
    • Vermeulen, F., & Brünger, M. (2014). The organisational legitimacy of immigrant groups: Turks and Moroccans in Amsterdam. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 40(7), 979-1001. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2013.847361 [details]
    • Vermeulen, F., Michon, L., & Tillie, J. (2014). Immigrant political engagement and incorporation in Amsterdam. In N. Foner, J. Rath, J. W. Duyvendak, & R. van Reekum (Eds.), New York and Amsterdam: immigration and the new urban landscape (pp. 230-256). New York: New York University Press. [details]

    2013

    • Bader, V., Alidadi, A., & Vermeulen, F. (2013). Religious diversity and reasonable accommodation in the workplace in six European countries: An introduction. International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, 13(2-3), 54-82. https://doi.org/10.1177/1358229113493691 [details]
    • Michon, L., & Vermeulen, F. (2013). Explaining different trajectories in immigrant political integration: Moroccans and Turks in Amsterdam. West European Politics, 36(3), 597-614. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2013.773727 [details]
    • Vermeulen, F. (2013). Mutualism, resource competition and opposing movements among Turkish organizations in Amsterdam and Berlin, 1965-2000. British Journal of Sociology, 64(3), 453-477. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12027 [details]
    • Vermeulen, F., & El Morabet Belhaj, R. (2013). Accommodating religious claims in the Dutch workplace: Unacknowledged Sabbaths, objecting marriage registrars and pressured faith-based organizations. International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, 13(2-3), 113-139. https://doi.org/10.1177/1358229113489395 [details]

    2012

    • Nicholls, W., & Vermeulen, F. (2012). Rights through the city: the urban basis of immigrant rights struggles in Paris and Amsterdam. In M. P. Smith, & M. McQuarrie (Eds.), Remaking urban citizenship: organizations, institutions, and the right to the city (pp. 79-96). (Comparative urban and community research; No. 10). New Brunswick: Transactions Publishers. [details]
    • Vermeulen, F., & van Heelsum, A. (2012). Group-related or host state-related? Understanding the historical development of Surinamese organisations in Amsterdam, 1965-2000. In U. Bosma (Ed.), Post-colonial immigrants and identity formations in the Netherlands (pp. 77-97). (IMISCOE research). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]

    2011

    • Vermeulen, F., Tillie, J., & van de Walle, R. (2011). Different effects of ethnic diversity on social capital: density of foundations and leisure associations in Amsterdam neighbourhoods. Urban Studies, 49(2), 337-352. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098011403016 [details]
    • van de Beek, J. H., & Vermeulen, F. F. (2011). Politieke beïnvloeding door etnisch geaffilieerde organisaties: winnaars en verliezers van Europese integratie en toenemende diversiteit. Tijdschrift voor Sociologie, 32(3/4), 387-414. [details]

    2010

    • Vermeulen, F., & Stotijn, R. (2010). Local policies concerning unemployment among immigrant youth in Amsterdam and in Berlin: towards strategic replacement and pragmatic accommodation. In T. Caponio, & M. Bockert (Eds.), The local dimension of migration policymaking (pp. 109-134). (IMISCOE Reports). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]

    2009

    • Vermeulen, F., & Plaggenborg, T. (2009). Between ideals and pragmatism: practioners working with immigrant youth in Amsterdam and Berlin. In J. W. Duyvendak, F. Hendriks, & M. van Niekerk (Eds.), City in sight: Dutch dealings with urban change (pp. 203-222). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
    • Vermeulen, F., & van Heelsum, A. (2009). Immigrant organisations in Amsterdam. In L. Nell, & J. Rath (Eds.), Ethnic Amsterdam: immigrants and urban change in the twentieth century (pp. 145-158). (Solidarity and identity series). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]

    2021

    2018

    • Kranendonk, M., Lekkerkerker, E., Michon, L., & Vermeulen, F. (2018). Opkomst en stemgedrag van Amsterdammers met een migratieachtergrond tijdens de gemeenteraadsverkiezingen van 21 maart 2018. Amsterdam: Gemeente Amsterdam, Onderzoek, Informatie en Statistiek. [details]

    2016

    • Maussen, M., Vermeulen, F., Merry, M. S., & Bader, V. (Eds.) (2016). Religious schools in Europe: institutional opportunities and contemporary challenges. London: Routledge. [details]

    2015

    • Kranendonk, M., Vermeulen, F., & Aydemir, N. (2015). Turkse parlementsverkiezingen 2015 in Nederland. (IMES report series). Amsterdam: Instituut voor Migratie en Etnische Studies (IMES), Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]
    • Vermeulen, F., & Doğan, A. (2015). How Berlin's local politicians of Turkish background perceive their access to party networks and ability to succeed? In I. Sirkeci, D. Elçin, & G. Şeker (Eds.), Politics and law in Turkish migration (pp. 79-92). (Turkish migration series). London: Transnational Press. [details]

    2014

    • Kranendonk, M., & Vermeulen, F. (2014). Turkse presidentsverkiezingen 2014 in Nederland. Amsterdam: Instituut voor Migratie en Etnische Studies (IMES), Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]
    • Kranendonk, M., Michon, L., Schwarz, H., & Vermeulen, F. (2014). Opkomst en stemgedrag van Amsterdammers met een migratie-achtergrond tijdens de gemeenteraadsverkiezingen van 19 maart 2014. Amsterdam: IMES, Instituut voor Migratie en Etnische Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]

    2012

    • Maussen, M., & Vermeulen, F. (2012). Democratie en wetenschap: essays voor Meindert Fennema. Amsterdam: Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Resarch (AISSR), University of Amsterdam. [details]
    • Vermeulen, F., & Bovenkerk, F. (2012). Engaging with violent Islamic extremism: local policies in western European cities. (FORUM-reeks). The Hague: Eleven International Publishers. [details]
    • Vermeulen, F., Bovenkerk, F., & Roex, I. (2012). Antwerp: policy in the making. In F. Vermeulen, & F. Bovenkerk (Eds.), Engaging with violent Islamic extremism: local policies in western European cities (pp. 145-167). The Hague: Eleven international publishing. [details]

    2009

    2008

    • Vermeulen, F., & Berger, M. (2008). Civic networks and political behavior: Turks in Amsterdam and Berlin. In S. K. Ramakrishnan, & I. Bloemraad (Eds.), Civic hopes and political realities: Immigrants, community organizations, and political engagement (pp. 160-192). New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation Press. [details]

    2020

    • Vermeulen, F. F., Harteveld, E., & Michon, L. B. (2020). Opkomst in Amsterdamse buurten bij de gemeenteraadsverkiezingen van 2018.

    2014

    • Vermeulen, F., Kranendonk, M., & Esajas, M. (2014). Hoe de PvdA de migrantenstem kan terugwinnen. Socialisme en Democratie, 71(4), 52-59. [details]

    2011

    • van de Beek, J. H., Vermeulen, F., & Lagerspetz, M. (2011). WP6.1/2 - Minorities, the European polity and a nascent European public sphere & nationalizing spaces. (Eurospere online working paper series; No. 6.1/2). Bergen: Eurosphere. [details]

    2010

    • Vermeulen, F., Brünger, M., & van de Walle, R. (2010). Vitaal, dynamisch, maar toch kwetsbaar? Een onderzoek naar de ontwikkelingen van het maatschappelijk middenveld in Amsterdam. (IMES Reports Series). Amsterdam: Instituut voor Migratie en Etnische Studies (IMES). [details]

    2009

    • Vermeulen, F., & Kooiman, N. (2009). Evaluatierapport project Weerbaar Oost / Netwerken tegen radicalisering Stadsdeel Oost/Watergraafsmeer. Amsterdam: IMES. [details]

    2008

    • Vermeulen, F. (2008). Diversiteit in uitvoering: lokaal beleid voor werkloze migrantenjongeren in Amsterdam en Berlijn. Den Haag: NICIS Institute. [details]

    2011

    • Vermeulen, F. F., Tillie, J. N., & Michon, L. B. (2011). How are immigrants entering the precincts of power in Amsterdam?. Paper presented at Amsterdam and New York: the impact of immigration in two global cities, .

    Award

    • Vermeulen, F. (2017). Outstanding Article 2016 in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
    • van der Meer, T. W. G., Vermeulen, F. F. & Minkoff, D. C. (2017). 2017 ARNOVA price for outstanding article in the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

    Membership

    • Sezneva, O., Vermeulen, F. F. & Kalir, B. (2011). Co-organizer. Race and Whiteness in Comparative Perspective conference, IMES.
    • Vermeulen, F. F. (2008). Organizer Conference, Amsterdam-Berlin: policy indicators, integration policies and youth unemployment. Amsterdam, 6-7 March.

    Media appearance

    • Vermeulen, F. F. (09-03-2017). Denk, die Partei des wütenden braunen Mannes [Television] Weltn24. Denk, die Partei des wütenden braunen Mannes (Weltn24).
    • Fennema, M. & Vermeulen, F. F. (11-02-2017). The Netherlands’ election is this year’s first test for Europe’s populists [Print]. The Netherlands’ election is this year’s first test for Europe’s populists (The Economist).

    Others

    • Laws, D. W. (participant), Vermeulen, F. F. (participant) & Maussen, M. J. M. (participant) (21-5-2014). Research Workshop, UvA, Amsterdam. Organizer workshop: Incident driven democratization: reflecting on "un-planned" examples of democratic reform (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Vermeulen, F. F. (organiser) (12-12-2013 - 13-12-2013). Annual Conference INTEGRIM, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • de Goede, M. (organiser), Vermeulen, F. F. (organiser) & Maussen, M. J. M. (organiser) (14-6-2012). IMES Human Mobility and Borders, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).

    2021

    • Klarenbeek, L. (2021). Relational integration: From integrating migrants to integrating relations. [details]

    2020

    • Gielen, A-JE. (2020). Cutting through complexity: Evaluating countering violent extremism (CVE). [details]

    2019

    • Kranendonk, M. (2019). I identify, therefore I participate: How social identification relates to the political participation among Muslim immigrant-origin individuals in Western Europe. [details]

    2018

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