Iskander De Bruycker is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of Antwerp. He recently acquired funding from the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO) for his research project titled "Lobbying for the People: public opinion and interest group influence in the EU". Before he was affiliated with the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as an ACCESS Europe postdoc and the University of Aarhus as a visiting researcher. Iskander's research activities lie in the fields of European public policy, political communication and interest group politics. He has published on these topics in journals such as the European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, Party Politics and Political Communication. Iskander has taught classes on European integration theories, EU public affairs, interest group politics and research methods. He is a member of the steering committee of the ECPR standing group on interest groups and the steering board of the Flemish Political Science Association. Iskander De Bruycker obtained his PhD in 2015 at the University of Antwerp.
Peer-reviewed journal articles
De Bruycker, I. (2017). Politicization and the public interest: When do the elites in Brussels address public interests in EU policy debates? European Union Politics. Available online
Beyers J. & De Bruycker I. (2017). Lobbying makes (strange) bedfellows: Explaining the Formation and Composition of Lobbying Coalitions in EU Legislative Politics. Political Studies. Available Online
De Bruycker, I. (2016). Power and position: Which EU party groups do lobbyists prioritize and why? Party Politics. 22(4): 552–562.
De Bruycker (2016). Framing and advocacy: A research agenda for interest group studies. Journal of European Public Policy. 24(5): 775-787.
Hanegraaff, M., Beyers, J. & De Bruycker, I. (2016). Balancing inside and outside lobbying: The political strategies of lobbyists at global diplomatic conferences. European Journal of Political Research. 55(3): 568–588.
De Bruycker (2015). Pressure and expertise: Explaining information supply in EU legislative lobbying. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies. 54(3): 599–616.
De Bruycker, I. & Beyers, J. (2015). Balanced or biased? Interest groups and legislative lobbying in the European news media. Political Communication. 32 (3): 453-474.
Beyers, J., De Bruycker, I. & Baller, I. (2014). The alignment of parties and interest groups in EU legislative politics: A tale of two different worlds? Journal of European Public Policy. 22(4).
De Bruycker, I. & Walgrave, S. (2015). How a new issue becomes an owned issue. Media and the Fincancial Crisis in Belgium. International Journal of Public Opinion Research. 26(1): 86-97
Beyers, J., Braun, C., Marshal, D. & De Bruycker, I. (2014). Let’s Talk! On the practice and method of interviewing policy experts. Interest Groups & Advocacy. 3 (2): 174-187