Centre for Urban Studies

Photographer: Bas Uterwijk

dr. F.F. (Floris) Vermeulen


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Room number: B9.18
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15578
    1001 NB  Amsterdam
  • F.F.Vermeulen@uva.nl
    T: 0205252120
    T: 0205253627

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 
  • Local integration policies
  • Non-profit organisations
  • 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):  https://www.groene.nl/auteur/floris-vermeulen

Selected publications

  • Vermeulen F (2018) The Paradox of Immigrant Political Participation in Europe amidst Crises of Multiculturalism’ In Menjivar C, Ruiz M and Ness I (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises. Oxford: Oxford University Press. http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190856908.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780190856908-e-26?print=pdf

  • Vermeulen, F., Harteveld, E., van Heelsum, A., & van der Veen, A. (2018). The potential of immigrant parties: insights from the Dutch case. Acta Politica, 1-22.

  • Gnes, D., & Vermeulen, F. (2018). Legitimacy as the Basis for Organizational Development of Voluntary Organizations. In Cnaan R., Milofsky C. (eds)  Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations in the 21st Century (pp. 189-209). Springer, Cham

  • Madueke, K. L., & Vermeulen, F. (2018). Frontiers of Ethnic Brutality in an African City: Explaining the Spread and Recurrence of Violent Conflict in Jos, Nigeria. Africa Spectrum, 53(2), 37-63.
  • 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.
  • van de Wardt, M., Berkhout, J., & Vermeulen, F. (2017). Ecologies of ideologies: Explaining party entry and exit in West-European parliaments, 1945–2013. European Union Politics, 18(2), 239-259. doi: 10.1177/1465116516670266.
  • 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)

  • Vermeulen, F., Laméris, J. & Minkoff, D.C. (2015). Welcome to the neighbourhood: The spatial dimensions of legitimacy for voluntary leisure organisations.  Urban Studies. doi: 10.1177/0042098015590771
  • 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). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  • 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.
  • V. Bader, K. Alidadi and F. Vermeulen  (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.
  • L. Michon & F. Vermeulen (2013) 'Explaining Different Trajectories in Immigrant Political Integration: Moroccans and Turks in Amsterdam', West European Politics, 36(3), 597-614.
  • F. Vermeulen & F. Bovenkerk (2012). Engaging with Violent Islamic Extremism. Local policies in West European cities . Den Haag: Eleven International Publishers
  • Vermeulen, F & M. Berger (2008), 'Civic networks and political behavior: Turks inAmsterdam and Berlin', in: Civic Hopes and Political Realities: Immigrants, Community Organizations and Political Engagement , edited by S. Karthick Ramakrishnan and Irene Bloemraad (2008). New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press, p.160-192. 
  • Vermeulen, F. (2006), The immigrant organising process. Turkish organisations in Amsterdam and Berlin and Surinamese organisations in Amsterdam 1960-2000. IMISCOE Dissertations. Amsterdam: AUP
  • Schrover, M & F. Vermeulen (2005), 'Immigrant Organisations', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 31, no. 5, 823-832
  • Vermeulen, F. (2005), 'Organisational Patterns: Surinamese and Turkish Associations in Amsterdam, 1960-1990', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 31, no. 5 ,951-973.

2018

  • Vermeulen, F. F., Harteveld, E., van Heelsum, A. J., & van der Veen, A. (2018). The Potential of Immigrant Parties: insights from the Dutch case. Acta Politica.
  • Kranendonk, M., & Vermeulen, F. F. (2018). Group identity, group networks, and political participation: Moroccan and Turkish immigrants in the Netherlands. Acta Politica. DOI: 10.1057/s41269-018-0094-0 
  • 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. DOI: 10.1111/pops.12397  [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. DOI: 10.1007/s12134-017-0533-1  [details] 
  • Gnes, D., & Vermeulen, F. (2018). Legitimacy as the Basis for Organizational Development of Voluntary Organizations. In R. Cnaan, & C. Milofsky (Eds.), Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations in the 21st Century (pp. 189-209). Cham: Springer. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77416-9_12  [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] 
  • Vermeulen, F. F. (2018). 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 OUP. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190856908.013.26 

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. DOI: 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. DOI: 10.1177/0899764014558933  [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. Sicakkan (Ed.), Integration, Diversity and the Making of a European Public Sphere (pp. 133-154). Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • 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. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2015.1126089  [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. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 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] 

2018

2016

  • Maussen, M., Vermeulen, F., Merry, M. S., & Bader, V. (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] 

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.

Scientific position

  • 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. (09-03-2017). Denk, die Partei des wütenden braunen Mannes [Television] Weltn24. Denk, die Partei des wütenden braunen Mannes (Weltn24).
  • Fennema, M. & Vermeulen, 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, ...).

2018

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