I spent 15 years researching all kinds of interventions, policies and organizations in the social and security domain. These include (anti)radicalization, crime, undermining, youth care, parenting, citizenship. Although I no longer conduct (evaluation) research myself, I find it important to share my research work. After all, by using existing knowledge we can make more effective social and security policies.
- A.G. Advies and RadarAdvies (2021). Evaluation study of interventions for deradicalization and disengagement within the Justice Department. Amsterdam: A.G. Advies
- Gielen, Amy-Jane & Zsofia Baumann (2021). The First Decade of the Global Counterterrorism Forum: Monitoring, Evaluating and Looking Forward. The Hague: Asser Institute, September 10, 2021. Woerden: A.G. Advies, RadarAdvies and Verwey-Jonker Institute.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane, Malon Peeters, Lieke Wouterse and Ron van Wonderen (2021). Working on resilience of young people in The Hague.An evaluation VIP and Me (yr.). Woerden: A.G. Advies, RadarAdvies and Verwey-Jonker Institute.
- Sieckelinck, Stijn & Amy-Jane Gielen (2020). Promoting resilience in adolescents growing up. The Hague: ESS, Platform JEP.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2012). Appreciative observation Bureau Jeugdzorg Zaandam. Almere: A.G. Advice.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane, Ron van Wonderen and Niels Hermens (2012). Inequality. Results of an exploratory study in the Utrecht region. Published: A.G. Advies in collaboration with Verwey-Jonker Institute.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane and Jorijn Scholten (2011). Evaluation of the Youth Advisory Teams in the Municipality of Utrecht. Almere: A.G. Advies.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane and Eva Klooster (2010). Equal=Equal? A study of the effects and connection of an anti-discrimination program in Zeeburg schools. Amsterdam: A.G. Advies and Stichting Voorbeeld.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2010). The Battle of Osdorp. An evaluation of master classes in discussion at schools in Amsterdam-Osdorp. Almere: A.G. Advice.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2009). A question of identity. Evaluation of identity and resilience training for Muslim women. Almere: A.G. Advice.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2009). Religion and culture in (Moroccan) parenting. Evaluation course on parenting support in Stadsdeel Slotervaart. Almere: A.G. Advies.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2009). Outspoken opinions. Evaluation of the religious-secular circle in Stadsdeel Slotervaart. Almere: A.G. Advice.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2020), Evaluating Countering Violent Extremism. Evaluating Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2020). Deradicalisation in the Benelux. A variety of local approaches. In: Stig Jarle Hansen & Stiad Lid. Routledge Handbook of Deradicalisation and Disengagement.London: Routledge.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane and Annebregt Dijkman (2019). "Evidence-Based Informed Policy Design for Support Groups for Families of Foreign Fighters: Ex Ante Application of Realistic Review and Realist Evaluation,". Journal for Deradicalization., Vol. 20, pp. 232 - 271.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2018a), "Exit Programs for Female Jihadists: A Proposal for Conducting a Realistic Evaluation of the Dutch Approach," International Sociology, pp. 1-18.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2017a), "Countering Violent Extremism. A Realist Approach for Assessing What Works, for Whom, in What Circumstances and How?" Terrorism & Political Violence., pp. 1-19.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2017b). "Evaluating countering violent extremism," In: Lore Colaerts (eds). 'Deradicalization. Scientific insights for a Flemish policy. Brussels: Flemish Peace Institute.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane & Ron van Wonderen (2013). "Anti-radicalization policies: doing things right or doing the right things?" Journal of Security, 4 (12), pp. 56-69.
- Uitermark, Justus, Amy-Jane Gielen & Marcel Ham (ed.) (2012). What really works? Politics and practice of social interventions. Amsterdam; Van Gennep.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2011). "The challenges and (im)possibilities of indicators for policy," Presented at Political Science Dinner, Amsterdam June 9-10, 2011
- Gielen, Amy-Jane and John Grin (2010). "The meanings of evidence-based practice and the nature of evidence. " In: Dries Verlet and Carlos Devos (ed). Efficiency and effectiveness of the public sector in the balance. Brussels: Study Service of the Flemish Government.
- Uitermark, Justus and Amy-Jane Gielen (2010). "Islam in the spotlights.The mediatisation of politics in an Amsterdam neighborhood. " Urban Studies, 47 (6), pp. 1325-1342.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane and Gerd Junne (2008). "Evaluation of anti-radicalization projects. How do you measure whether radicalization is countered? " In: Dries Verlet and Carlos Devos (ed). On policy evaluation: from theory to practice and back. Brussels: Study Service of the Flemish Government.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2008). Radicalization and Identity. Radical right-wing and Muslim youth compared. Amsterdam: Aksant.
Opinions & Interviews
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2014). " Tackling jihadism: firm language alone is not effective." Social Issues, September 5, 2014
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2014). " Cabinet approach to jihadism: legislative focus threatens effectiveness." Republic of Algeria, September 5, 2014
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2014). "Radicalization cannot be stopped with laws alone." Parool, September 3, 2014
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2014). "Refuting youth ideology is very difficult." Wed., Aug. 30, 2014
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2014). "Syria fighters: supporting families rather than taking away passports. Anti-radicalization in Belgium, Denmark and Germany" Journal of Social Issues, no. 1, pp. 20-23
- Gielen, Amy-Jane. " Radicalization, a question of supply and demand." MO* Global News, Sept. 23, 2013
- Gielen, Amy-Jane, Marcel Ham & Justus Uitermark. " Compassionate punishment does not prevent crime." Social Issues, November 29, 2012
- Uitermark, Justus, Amy-Jane Gielen & Marcel Ham. "Tough punishment leads to more victims." NRC, November 28, 2012
- Gielen, Amy-Jane, Marcel Ham & Justus Uitermark. " Forward with the evaluation revolution." Social Issues, November 23, 2012
- Gielen, Amy-Jane, Justus Uitermark & Marcel Ham. " Believing less, researching more." Care and Wellness, November 22, 2012
- Gielen, Amy-Jane, Justus Uitermark & Marcel Ham. " Onward with the evaluation revolution."Binnenlands Bestuur, November 22, 2012
- Gielen, Amy-Jane and Eva Klooster (2011). "A small group remains indifferent to discrimination. The effect of anti-discrimination programs in primary education" Journal of Social Issues, no. 1-2, pp. 12-14
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2009). "Goods and burdens of public accountability" Journal of Social Issues, no. 7-8, pp. 32 -33
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2009). "Questionable judgments," Journal of Social Issues, no. 5, pp. 24 -28.
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2009). "The migration machine: ungovernable monster or well-oiled machine?" Journal of Social Issues, no. 4, pp. 28 -29
- Gielen, Amy-Jane (2008). "Marriage migrants: pariahs or talented ambitious women? "Journal of Social Issues, no. 12, pp. 28 -29
Published in 2012 by Justus Uitermark, Amy-Jane Gielen and Marcel Ham (ed.):
What really works?
Politics and practice of social interventions
In What Really Works, prominent authors examine the best and worst interventions in crime, youth, health, employment reintegration and social policy. What do the databases tell us about them? The book zooms in on exemplary examples of successful interventions. What is the best way to re-engage vulnerable and lonely people in society? Does fish oil help against aggression? Do children get worse or better grades at school by playing lots of sports? What policies work against homelessness? Are the methods repeatable? And who actually determines what effectiveness means or how it can be proven? Read more about the book on the website, where the book can also be ordered.
In 2008, Amy-Jane Gielen published through Aksant Publishing:
Radicalization and identity
Radical right-wing and Muslim youth compared
The murder of Theo van Gogh caused a shock wave in the Netherlands. Radical Muslims also appeared to be present in our cities. Who are these young people and what factors have led to their radicalization process, was a question that was widely felt. Research that attempted to answer these questions cited various factors at the international, socioeconomic and socio-psycholoigical levels that would lead to radicalization. Amy-Jane Gielen turns her attention to an underexposed aspect in these studies: the search for identity. In doing so, she looks not only at radicalized Muslim youth but also at a group that is regularly forgotten: radical right-wing youth. She concludes with a few chapters on measures the government could take to combat radicalization. Evaluations of a few activities from the Slotervaart action plan to combat radicalization are included.