Mark Elchardus

Senior Research Associate
Associates are experts in their own field and contractually affiliated with Clingendael. Although associates are not employees of the Clingendael Institute, they comply with all policies that Clingendael staff do.


  • Europe in the World

Mark Elchardus, Ph.D., studied sociology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium and the Brown University, Rhode Island, USA. He is Prof.em. at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). His empirical research has focused mainly on the formation of attitudes and beliefs, the institutions and media influencing that process, and is consequences for politics and policy. He published in among others Time and Society; Poetics; Work, Employment and Society; Sociological Perspectives; Social Science Quarterly; and Cultural Sociology, and is author, co-autor or editor of about fifty books, most recently Voorbij het narratief van neergang (2015).

My work