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Maarten Zbigniew Hillebrandt


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Curriculum vitae

Maarten Hillebrandt is postdoctoral researcher at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights where he is involved in a research project on the transparency of EU decision making. He specializes in EU institutional law and politics, and has published on government transparency policy and theory in and beyond the EU. He has previously held positions at the Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, and the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG), University of Amsterdam. In addition, he has been a visiting fellow at the Research Centre for the Analysis of Governance and Public Policy in Europe (LAGAPE), University of Lausanne, and the Centre for European Research (CERGU), Gothenburg University. In 2017, he defended a dissertation on the historical development of the access to documents policy of the Council of the EU at the University of Amsterdam. This dissertation was subsequently awarded the annual Van Poelje Prize for the best dissertation in the field of public administration in the Netherlands and Flanders. Maarten's research interests include the policy and politics of information, transparency theory, EU institutional politics, socio-legal research, and informality.

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • EU institutional law
  • EU administrative law
  • 517 Political science
  • EU governance
  • EU institutional politics
  • government transparency

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.


10 jaar transparantiehervormingen in de EU

Translated title of the contribution: 10 years of transparency reforms in the EUHillebrandt, M. Z., 8 Jan 2020, In : Stuk Rood Vlees.

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Administrative and judicial oversight of trilogues

Leino-Sandberg, P. & Hillebrandt, M. Z., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of European Public Policy.

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Analysing the trade-off between transparency and efficiency in the Council of the European Union

Novak, S. & Hillebrandt, M. Z., 2020, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 27, 1, p. 141-159 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Editorial: Quantifying Higher Education: Governing Universities and Academics by Numbers

Hillebrandt, M. Z. & Huber, M., 9 Apr 2020, In : Politics and Governance. 8, 2, p. 1-5 5 p.

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Open Access

Keeping One’s Shiny Mercedes in the Garage: Why Higher Education Quantification Never Really Took Off in Germany

Hillebrandt, M. Z., 9 Apr 2020, In : Politics and Governance. 8, 2, p. 48-57 10 p.

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Open Access


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