Selected international journal articles, books and conference papers 


Lub, V. (2018). Theory, social work methods and participationJournal of Social Work. Online first article. 


Lub, V. (2017). Neighbourhood Watch: Mechanisms and Moral Implications. The British Journal of Criminology (online first).

Lub, V. & T. de Leeuw (2017). Perceptions of Neighbourhood Safety and Policy Response: A Qualitative Approach. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 23, 3, 425-440.

Lub, V. (2017). Neighbourhood Watch in a Digital Age: Between Crime Control and Culture of Control. London: Palgrave Macmillan.


Lub, V. & Engbersen, G. (2016). Applying the Razor. Reductionist Approaches as an Alternative in Social Policy Evaluation. Paper presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society, Maastricht, The Netherlands. 28-80 September 2016.

Lub, V. & T. de Leeuw (2016). Perceptions of Neighbourhood Safety and Policy Response: A Qualitative Approach. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research (Online First). (PDF)

Lub, V. (2016). Neighbourhood Watch in the Netherlands: Crime Control or Culture of Control? Paper presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Muenster, Germany. 21-24 September 2016.

Lub, V. (2016). Underpinning Big Society? Theory and theory use in methods for social participation. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Sociology and Social Work, Zwolle, The Netherlands. 25-26 August 2016.


Lub, V. (2015). Validity in qualitative evaluation: linking purposes, paradigms and perspectives. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 14, 5, 1-8. 

Lub, V. & T. de Leeuw (2015). Perceptions of Crime and Policy Response: A case study of Rotterdam. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Porto, Portugal. 2-5 September 2015.


Lub, V. (2014). The Plausibility of Policy. Case studies from the social domain. The Hague: Eleven International Publishing. [Doctoral Thesis]


Lub, V. (2013). Polarisation, Radicalisation and Social Policy. Evaluating the Theories of Change. Evidence & Policy. A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 9, 2, 165-183.

2012 (and prior)

Lub, V. & M. Uyterlinde (2012). Evaluating State-Promoted Civic Engagement and Participation of Vulnerable Groups. The Paradoxical Policies of the Social Support Act in the Netherlands. Journal of Social Policy, 41, 2, 373-390.

Lub, V. & G. Lucassen (2012). Reconsidering Views on Immigration in Europe. A Cross-National and Longitudinal Study. Paper presented at the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences Conference, Lisbon, Portugal. September 9-12. (PDF)

Lub, V., M. Uyterlinde & L. Schotanus (2010). The paradoxical policies of the Social Support Act in the Netherlands. Paper presented at the Bauman Institute International Launch Conference ‘Rethinking Global Society’. University of Leeds 6th –7th September 2010. (PDF)

Uyterlinde, M., V. Lub & N. de Groot (2010). Taking the Mentor’s Perspective. The Relevance of Age and Other-oriented Motivations in Volunteer Mentoring. Paper presented at ARNOVA Conference, VA, United States ‘Case Studies of Volunteering’ , 18th-20th November 2010 (PDF)