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Visscher, K., M. Hurenkamp en E. Tonkens (2023) The democratic potential of community-based initiatives. Politics of the low countries 2023 (5) 1, pp. 36-57

Ahmad, M., Saharso, S. & E. Tonkens (2023). Framing dementia care in families with a migration background: An analysis of practitioners’ and family carers’ views and experiencesAgeing & Society, DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X23000260


Sebrechts, M., & Tonkens, E. (2022). Putting participation into practice: An ethnographic study of sheltered workshops in the Netherlands and Portugal. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, DOI:10.1177/17446295211062391

Verhoeven, I. en E. Tonkens (2022). Escaping the iron cage? Frontline workers practicing and civic initiators experiencing counter-bureaucratic and bureaucratic facilitation in the city of Amsterdam. Local Government Studies, DOI:10.1080/03003930.2022.2110077

Trappenburg M, T. Kampen & E. Tonkens (2022) Street-Level Bureaucrats in a Catch-All Bureaucracy. Administration & Society, 54 (10), pp. 2021-2047. DOI:10.1177/00953997221104679

Hillebregt, C., M. Trappenburg & E. Tonkens (2022). ‘Let us be’. Social support needs of people with acquired long-term disabilities and their caregivers in rehabilitation practice in the Netherlands. Health & Social Care in the Community, 00, 1–11. doi.org/10.1111/ hsc.13838

Hillebregt, C., M. Trappenburg & E. Tonkens (2022) ‘Living the life of the other’: carers’ perspectives on changes in carer strain during the rehabilitation trajectory. International Journal of Care and Caring, doi.org/10.1332/239788221X16432161068785


Weele, S. van der, F. Bredewold, C. Leget and E.Tonkens (2021) The group home as moral laboratory, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 24113-125 doi.org/10.1007/s11019-020-09991-y

Bredewold, F. en E. Tonkens (2021) Understanding successes and failures of Family Group Conferencing; an in-depth multiple case study’. British Journal of Social Workbcab062, doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcab062


Ahmad, M., J. van den Broeke, S. Saharso & E. Tonkens (2020). Persons With a Migration Background Caring for a Family Member With Dementia: Challenges to Shared Care. The Gerontologist, 60(2), 340-349. doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnz161

Bredewold, F., Verplanke, L., Kampen, T., Tonkens, E., & Duyvendak, J. W. (2020). The care receivers perspective: How care‐dependent people struggle with accepting help from family members, friends and neighbours. Health & Social Care in the Community, 28 (3), 762-770. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/hsc.12906

Bredewold, F., A. Haarsma, M. Jager, E. Tonkens (2020) “Convivial encounters: conditions for urban social inclusion.” Urban Studies, 57 (10), pp. 2047- 2063. doi.org/10.1177/0042098019869838

Schmidt, J., M. Trappenburg & E. Tonkens (2020) Social dignity for marginalized people in public healthcare: an interpretive review and building blocks for a non-ideal theory. Med Health Care and Philosophy, 24, pp. 85-97,  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11019-020-09987-8

Weele, S. van der, F. Bredewold, C. Leget & E. Tonkens (2020) What is the problem of dependency? Depency work reconsidered. Nursing Philosophy, dx.doi.org/10.1111/nup.12327

Schmidt, J., A. Niemeijer, C. Leget, M. Trappenburg, E. Tonkens (2020) The dignity circle: how to promote dignity in social work practice and policy? European Journal of Social Work, doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2020.1804332


Blonk, L., T. Huijben, F. Bredewold, and E. Tonkens (2019) Balancing care and work: A case study of recognition in a social enterprise, Disability and Society, doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2019.1669434

Bredewold, F. L. Verplanke, T. Kampen, E. Tonkens & J.W. Duyvendak (2019) The care-receivers perspective: how care dependent people struggle with accepting help from family-members, friends and neighbours, Health and Social Care in the Community, doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12906

Ahmad, M., J van den Broeke, S. Saharso en E. Tonkens (2019) Persons with a migration background caring for a family member with dementia: challenges to shared care, The Gerontologist, doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnz161

Trappenburg, M, T. Kampen en E. Tonkens (2019) Social workers in a modernising welfare state: professionals or street-level bureaucrats? British Journal of Social Work, doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcz120

Kampen, T., & Tonkens, E. (2019). Empowerment and Disempowerment of Workfare Volunteers: A Diachronic Approach to Activation Policy in the Netherlands. Social Policy and Society, (18)3, doi:10.1017/S1474746418000143

Tonkens, E. & I. Verhoeven (2019). The civic support paradox: Fighting unequal participation in deprived neighbourhoods. Urban Studies, (56)8, doi.org/10.1177/0042098018761536

Sebrechts, M., E. Tonkens & B. Da Roit (2019). Unfolding recognition: an empirical-theoretical contribution to the concept. Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory, doi.org/10.1080/1600910X.2019.1586741


Sebrechts, M., E. Tonkens & C. Bröer (2018). Rituals of recognition: Interactions and interaction rules in sheltered workshops in the Netherlands, European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, DOI: 10.1080/23254823.2018.1464399

Verhoeven, I. and E. Tonkens (2018). Join the citizens! Urban governance in deprived neighbourhoods in the Netherlands. In: M. Stout and J. Diamond From Austerity to Abundance? Creative approaches to Coordinating the Common Good. Vol.6 of the book series Critical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management, Bingley: Emerald, ISSN: 2045-7944

Kampen, T., and E. Tonkens, Empowerment and Disempowerment of Workfare Volunteers: A Diachronic Approach to Activation Policy in the Netherlands. Social Policy and Society, doi:10.1017/S1474746418000143

Kampen, T. and E. Tonkens, A personalised approach in activation. Workfare volunteers’ experiences with activation practitioners, European Journal of Social Work, DOI: 10.1080/13691457.2018.1461069

Tonkens, E. and I. Verhoeven, The civic support paradox: Fighting unequal participation in deprived neighbourhoods, Urban Studies, DOI: 10.1177/0042098018761536


Feringa, D. & E. Tonkens (2017). How the participation style in local youth councils contributes to the civic engagement of young people, Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice 26(2), pp 43-59. http://doi.org/10.18352/jsi.527

Grootegoed, E. and E. Tonkens (2017). Disabled and elderly citizens’ perceptions and experiences of voluntarism as an alternative to publically financed care in the Netherlands. Health and Social Care in the Community 25(1), pp 234–242 (published  online 2015: DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12299)


Bochoven, M. van, E. Tonkens, S. Roggeveen en L. Verplanke (2016). Reconstructing the professional domain: Boundary work of professionals and volunteers in the context of social service reformCurrent Sociology. Published online before print November 16, 2016, DOI: 10.1177/0011392116677300 

Bredewold, F., E. Tonkens, M. Trappenburg (2016) Urban encounters limited: The importance of built-in boundaries in contacts between people with intellectual or psychiatric disabilities and their neighboursUrban Studies 53(16), pp 3371-3387. First published online november 2015, DOI: 10.1177/0042098015616895

Bredewold, F., E. Tonkens & M. Trappenburg (2016). Solidarity and Reciprocity Between People With and Without Disabilities, Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, DOI: 10.1002/casp.2279

Tonkens, E. (2016). Professions, Service Users and Citizenship: Deliberation, Choice and Responsibility. In: M. Dent, I. Bourgeault, J.L. Denis and E. Kuhlmann, The Routledge companion to professions and professionalism, Chapter 3

Duyvendak, J.W., P. Geschiere and E. Tonkens (eds.) (2016) The culturalization of citizenship. Beloning and polarization in a globalising world. London: Palgrave MacMillan

Tonkens, E.  & J.W. Duyvendak (2016). Introduction: the culturalization of citizenship. In: Duyvendak, J.W., P. Geschiere and E. Tonkens  (eds.) (2016) The culturalization of citizenship. Beloning and polarization in a globalising world. London: Palgrave MacMillan. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-53410-1_1


Grootegoed, E. en E. Tonkens (2015). Disabled and elderly citizens’ perceptions and experiences of voluntarism as an alternative to publically financed care in the Netherlands, Health and Social Care in the Community. Published online October 2015, DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12299


Ridderhof de Wilde, M., Hurenkamp, M. Tonkens, E. (2014). Flexible relations, frail contacts and failing demands. How community groups and local institutions interact in local governance in the Netherlands. Urban Studies 51(16), pp. 3365-3382


Tonkens, E., Hoijtink, M. & Gulikers, H. (2013). Democratizing Social Work. In: M. Noordegraaf & B. Steijn (red.) Professionals under Pressure. The Reconfiguration of Professional Work in Changing Public Services. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp.161-179.

Tonkens, E., Grootegoed, E. & Duyvendak, J. W. (2013). Introduction: Welfare State Reform, Recognition and Emotional Labour. Social Policy and Society, 12(03), pp. 407-413.

Verhoeven, I. & Tonkens, E. (2013). Talking Active Citizenship: Framing Welfare State Reform in England and the Netherlands. Social Policy and Society, 12(03), pp. 415-426.

Tonkens, E. & Verplanke, L. (2013). When Social Security Fails to be Emotional Security. Single Parent Households and the Contractual Welfare State. Social Policy and Society, 12(03), pp. 451-460.

Kampen, T., Elshout, J. & Tonkens, E. (2013). The Fragility of Self-Respect. Emotional Labour of Workfare Volunteering. Social Policy and Society, 12(03), pp.

Tonkens, E., Broër, C., Sambeek, N. van, & Hassel, D. van (2013). Pretenders and performers: Professional responses to the commodification of health care. Social Theory and Health, 11(4), pp. 368-387.

Ootes, S.T.C., Pols, A.J., Tonkens, E.H. & Willems, D. (2013). Where is the citizen? Comparing civic spaces in long-term mental healthcare. Health & Place, 22, pp. 11- 18.

Ootes, S.T.C., Pols, A.J., Tonkens, E.H. & Willems, D.L. (2013). Opening the Gift: Social Inclusion, Professional Codes, and Gift Giving in Long-Term Mental Healthcare. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 37, pp. 131-147.


Tonkens, E, (2012). ‘Working with Arlie Hochschild: Connecting Feelings to Social Change,’ Social Politics. International studies in Gender, State and Society, (19) 2, 194-218



Newman, J. & E. Tonkens (2011) Participation, Responsibility and Choice: Summoning the Active Citizen in Western European Welfare States. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press

Hurenkamp, M., E. Tonkens en J.W. Duyvendak (2011) ‘Citizenship in the Netherlands: locally produced, nationally contested.’ In: Citizenship Studies, (15) 2, 205-225

Fienieg, B., V. Nierkens, E. Tonkens, T. Plochg en K. Stronks (2011) ‘Why play an active role? A qualitative examination of lay citizens’ main motives for participation in health promotion.’ In: Health Promotion International, 27 (3), 416-426


Ootes, S.T.C., A.J. Pols, E.H. Tonkens, D.L. Willems (2010), ‘Bridging boundaries; the concept of ‘citizenship’ as a boundary object in mental healthcare’, Medische Antropologie/Medical Anthropology, special issue ‘The body in disability studies’: 22, 2; 375-388.

Mepschen, P., J.W. Duyvendak and E. Tonkens (2010) ‘Sexual Politics, Orientalism and Multicultural Citizenship in the Netherlands’, Sociology, Vol. 44(5), 962-979

Tonkens, E. (2010) ‘Civicness and citizen participation in social services: conditions for promoting respect and public concern’. In: T. Brandsen, P. Dekker and A. Evers (eds.) Civicness in the Governance and Delivery of Social Services. Baden-Baden, Nomos, 83-98

Duyvendak, J.W., M. Hurenkamp and E. Tonkens (2010) ‘Culturalization of Citizenship in the Netherlands’ In: Chebel d’Appolonia A. and S. Reich (red.) Managing Ethnic Diversity after 9/11. Rutgers Universtiy Press, 233-252

2009 – 1991

Duyvendak, J.W., M. Hoijtink and E. Tonkens (2009) ‘Post-patient perspectives. User-based logics and the never ending inequality between users and professionals.’ In: H.U. Otto (red.) What works? Modernising the Knowledge Base of Social Work. University of Bielefeld Press, Bielefeld, 31-46

Kremer, M. en E. Tonkens (2006) ‘Authority, trust, knowledge and the public good in disarray.’ in: T. Knijn and M. Kremer, Professionals between people and policy. Amsterdam University Press, 122-136

Tonkens, E. en J.W. Duyvendak (2003) ‘Paternalism – caught between rejection and acceptance: taking care and taking control in community work.’ In: Community Development Studies (38), nr.1, 6-15

Tonkens, E. en L. van Doorn (2001) ‘Turning rough sleepers into responsible citizens. Third Way policies on homelessness in England and the Netherlands.’ Renewal, the Journal of Labour Politics, (3), nr.3, 142-151

Tonkens, E. (2001) ‘Community building in the Netherlands and the UK: New Deal for Communities and Heel de Buurt.’ New Start, bringing together partners in community regeneration, jan. 2001, 12

Weijers, I. en E. Tonkens, (1999) ‘Christianization of the soul: Religious Traditions in the care of People with Learning Disabilities in the Netherlands in the Nineteenth Century.’ In: Social History of Medicine. The journal for the Society of Social History and Medicine, (12), nr. 3, 351- 370

Tonkens, E. en I. Weijers, (1999) ‘Autonomy, Solidarity and Self-Realization. Policy Views of Dutch Service Providers.’ Mental Retardation. The journal of the American Association on Mental Retardation (37) nr.6, 468-476

Tonkens, E. and M. Volman (1991) ‘And lust for us all. The end of the sexuality debates in the women’s movement?’ In: Sharing the difference. Feminist Debates in Holland.’ Joke J. Hermsen en Alkeline van Lenning, (eds.) Routledge, Londen, 164-18