English Department

Work in English

Gabriël van den Brink (1950) was educated as a philosopher but he switched to historical research. His main subject is the process of modernization. After finishing his dissertation in 1995 he focussed on problems of Dutch society. He published more than 45 books related to different aspects of Dutch social life. In 2006 he was appointed as a full professor in Social Administration at the University of Tilburg. In addition to this function, he was lecturer in Ethics and Authority at the Dutch Police Academy. In 2009 he started as the president of the Tilburg School for Politics and Public Administration. After his retirement in Tilburg he switched to Centrum Ethos at the Free University (Amsterdam) in order to teach philosophy. His work in English is listed below.

Studies in Social History

1994

From Father to Factory. Changing Position of Adult Domestic Workers 1700-1900 (Article)

1995

The Great Transition. A Local Study into the Modernisation of Life. Woensel 1670-1920 (Summary).

1996

A Fruitful Alliance. On the Relation of History and Anthropology (Article)

2000

Shifts and Variations. Social Life in Belgium and The Netherlands 1950-2000 (Paper)

2001

Violence as a Social Problem in The Netherlands 1950-1995 (Aricle)

2008

Embarressement of Modern Life 1970-2000

2008

Marginal Position of Migrants in The Netherlands (Article)

2010

Dutch Police and its Legitimacy (Article)

2010

Growing Tensions in Dutch Public Domain 1987-2007 (Article)

Justice, Policing and Safety

2005

Civilian Participation in Policing (Lecture)

2007

Democratic Safety Policy (Lecture)

2008

Community Policing and Public Credibility (Article)

2009

Justice and Credibility. About Bridges Built By Judges (Article)

2009

Adressing the Baseline of the Frontline? (Conference Paper)

2010

Breaking the Cycle of Growing Criminality (Paper)

2010

Misconceptions of Modern Management (Article)

2010

The Brave New World of Local Security (Article)

2010

Combining Empathy and Enforcement (Summary)

2011

Riot Management and Community Relations (Article)

Studies on Professional Life

2010

Professional Pride as A Powerful Force (Book)

2011

Exemplary Practitioners. Actors Who Make a Difference in Governing (Article)

2012

Police and Citizens in Conflict. Exploring Post-Confrontation Interaction (Aricle)

2012

The Work of Exemplary Practitioners in  Neighborhood Governance (Article)

Social and Moral Values

2005

Islam in The Netherlands (Lecture)

2016

Moral Sentiments in Modern Society. A New Answer to Classical Questions (Book)

2016

Radicalism, Identity and the Public Domain (Lecture)

2016

Comments on Behavioral Ethics (Paper)

2019

Rabobank Acting as a Shining Light…Hopefully (Essay)