Thomas Schillemans is assistant professor in public administration. He received his phd with honor in 2007 for his thesis on Horizontal Accountability in the Shadow of Hierarchy.
His working experience includes seven years at the council for social development, an advisory body of the Dutch government.
His research is based in the governance tradition: it aims to make sense of dispersed practices of governance through empirical studies that examine the interactions of executive agencies, regulators and third party organizations with relevant stakeholders: clients, professional peers and the media. Public accountability is a key concept in his work. The role of the media in public governance is currently his main focus.
NEW BOOK T. Schillemans, 2012, Mediatization of Public Services. How Public Organizations Adapt to News Media. Frankfurt: Peter Lang. http://www.peterlang.com/?263730