Iskander De Bruycker

FWO postdoc & lecturer

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About Iskander De Bruycker

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 EJPR, JCMS, Party Politics, JEPP, Political Communication and Interest Groups & Advocacy. 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 interests: When do the elites in Brussels address public interests in EU policy debates? European Union Politics. 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

Review articles 

De Bruycker, I. (2012). review of the book: 'Policy framing in the European Union' by Falk Daviter. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies. 50(6). p.1045. 

De Bruycker, I. (2013). review of the book: 'Constructing a Policy-Making State? Policy Dynamics in the EU' by Jeremy Richardson (ed.). West European Politics, 36(5), 1116-1117.

De Bruycker, I. (2014), review of the book: 'Functional and Territorial Interest Representation in the EU' by Michèle Knodt , Christine Quittkat and Justin Greenwood (eds). Political Studies Review, 12: 150–151. 

De Bruycker, I. (2015), review of the book: 'News Frames and National Security: Covering Big Brother' by Douglas McLeod and Dhavan V. Shah. Journal of Communication

De Bruycker, I. (2016). review of the book: Agenda Setting, Policies, and Political Systems: A Comparative Approach . Edited by Christopher Green-Pedersen and StefaanWalgrave. Journal of Politics. 

Conference proceedings (a selection)

Braun, C. & De Bruycker, I. Telling the Tale of Financial regulation. Examining framing practices in EU financial regulation. Politicologenetmaal, Amsterdam, 2012.

De Bruycker, I. & Beyers, J. Balanced or Biased? Interest Groups in the European News Media, Paper presented at the 4th ECPR Graduate Conference, Bremen, Jun 2012.

Beyers, J., De Bruycker, I., & Baller, I. Partisanship, Alignment and Legislative Lobbying in the EU. Paper presented at the 13th EUSA Conference, Baltimore, May 2013.

De Bruycker, I. & Beyers, J. Who wins media space and why? Legislative lobbying in the European news media. Paper presented at the 13th EUSA Conference, Baltimore, May 2013.

De Bruycker, I.  Lobbying as Communication: The power of the message in EU legislative lobbying. Paper presented at the 1st ACIM joint sessions, Den Haag, September 2013.

De Bruycker, I. Why interest groups say what they say: Explaining the content of interest group messages in EU legislative lobbying. Paper presented at the 10th NIG conference, Enschede, November, 2013.

De Bruycker, I. & Beyers, J. When politics makes strange bedfellows: Why business interests and NGOs coalesce. Paper presented at the 14th EUSA Conference, Boston, March 2015.

Wonka, A., De Bruycker, I., De Bièvre, D., Braun, C. & Beyers, J. The structure of conflict in EU interest group politics: Positions, actor alignments and divisiveness. Paper presented at the 14th EUSA Conference, Boston, March 2015.

De Bruycker, I. Partisan lobbying in Brussels. Paper presented at the 1st ACIM-M2P joint sessions, Antwerp 2015.

Blog & news media (mostly in Dutch, a selection)

De Bruycker, I. (2010, 10 27). Nieuwe verkiezingen.  De Morgen

De Bruycker, I. (2010, 11 27). Redding is de ondergang.  De Morgen

De Bruycker, I. (2011, 04 07). Nieuwe koning van België.  De Morgen

De Bruycker, I. (2012, 02 17). Nucleair forum.  De Morgen

De Bruycker, I. (2012, 09 11). Zwitserse bankenlobby.  De Morgen

De Bruycker, I. (2012, 09 27). De Wever versus de media.  De Morgen

De Bruycker, I. (2013, 03 23). Wetenschapsfraude.  De Morgen

De Bruycker, I. (2013, 08 22). Academische ratrace. De Morgen

De Bruycker, I. (2013, 10 15). Brood en spelen. De Morgen

De Bruycker, I. (2013, 12 23). Bierlobby & co. De Morgen

De Bruycker, I. (2014, 05, 28). Niet elke stem weegt even zwaar. De Morgen.

Beyers, J. & De Bruycker, I. (2015, 03, 19). Brussel, een speeltuin voor lobbyisten? Apache.

Beyers, J., De Bruycker, I. & Baller, I. (2015, 06, 19) Birds of a feather flock together: why EU party and interest group alignments reflect the left-right political cleavage. LSE EUROPP Blog. 

De Bruycker, I. (2015, 09, 12). David en Goliath in Brussel. Stuk Rood Vlees.

Teaching

Research seminar on interest group influence, together with Jan Beyers and Inger Baller (2012-2013)

Supervising of a trainee within the ACIM research group, together with Jan Beyers (2012-2013)

Interview training to research assistants (2012-2014)

Seminar on lobbying strategies (2013-2014) 

Seminar on lobbying strategies (2014-2015) 

Seminar on interest group influence (2014-2015) 

Statute & functions

Bijzonder academisch personeel
  • post - doc navorser FWO

Internal mandates

Contact

Stadscampus
Sint - Jacobstraat 2 - 4
S.M.278
2000 Antwerpen
Belgiƫ
Tel. 032655352
iskander.debruycker@uantwerpen.be