Bureau voor Sociale Argumentatie, BSA

The BSA was founded by sociologist Vasco Lub and focuses on applied scientific research in the social and public domain. Government institutions often make limited use of knowledge developed in the academic environment. The academic world, in turn, sometimes has little regard for the social application of social science insights or the unruly policy practice. Moreover, the dynamics of the policy are generally higher than the academic pace, and this causes distance.

Name NWP Bureau voor Sociale Argumentatie, BSA
Remarks (optional)
Currently (academic year 2019/2020) not available
NWP of
EUR
please contact Elisabeth Brein at imarc@law.eur.nl
Professional field NWP
Social policy, methodology and evaluation research
Organisational structure

National organisation, no other sections/departments/divisions

Short description NWP organisation

The BSA was founded by sociologist Vasco Lub and focuses on applied scientific research in the social and public domain.

Government institutions often make limited use of knowledge developed in the academic environment. The academic world, in turn, sometimes has little regard for the social application of social science insights or the unruly policy practice. Moreover, the dynamics of the policy are generally higher than the academic pace, and this causes distance.

Reducing the distance between social science and policy practice is an important mission of the agency. It aims to generate practical knowledge through applied research. Linking abstract sociological knowledge with everyday issues forms a guiding principle in this regard.

Thematic key words (following the criteria of IMARC dimensions)
  • One (or more) of IMARC’s three dimensions: social justice
  • One (or more) themes within these dimensions:
      • Radicalisation & Extremism
      • Theory & (research) Methodology
      • Inclusion & Exclusion
      • Culture & Hybrid Identities

Topics on which the BSA profiles itself include neighborhood development, evidence-informed practice in care and welfare, methodological innovation, quality of life, safety, active citizenship, polarization and radicalization.

Research needs and/or research questions NWP

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Offer NWP: the role of the IMARC researcher
Number of IMARC researchers that can be placed at NWP per academic year
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Is it possible for IMARC researchers to have other forms of research collaboration and data collection (other than internship)?
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Financial compensation (for IMARC researchers)
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Selection procedure
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Which language is required?
- English
- Dutch
Certain agreements that need to be respected, such as screening procedures for students and confidentiality of the data, and the like?
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Possible start date / end date internship and/or other research collaboration

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