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Kees Biekart is Associate Professor in Political Sociology at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
His research focuses on social movements, civil society, civic agency and civic-driven change. He also works on participatory action research methods. Before coming to ISS he was employed as a research co-ordinator with the Transnational Institute (TNI) in Amsterdam, and as a Lecturer at Leiden University. He obtained his MA in International Relations (1989) and his PhD in Political Science (1999), both with distinction (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam. His research largely focuses on Latin America, but in recent years – triggered by MA and PhD supervisions - also on Africa and Asia. His current research focuses on civic agency in changing civic spaces. With Alan Fowler he recently edited the Open Access volume
A Research Agenda for Civil Society (Elgar, 2022). Publications Kees Biekart (2021) - COVID-19 and social discontent in the Netherlands - DevISSues, 23 (1), 4-6 - [link] Alan Fowler & Kees Biekart (2020) - Activating Civic Space for Sustainable Development: Helping and Hindering factors for Effective CSO Engagement in the SDGs - [link] Alan Fowler & Kees Biekart (2020) - Civic Agency - doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-99675-2_69-1 - [link] M van Wessel, Thea Hilhorst, L Schulpen & Kees Biekart (2019) - Government and civil society organizations: Close but comfortable? Lessons from creating the Dutch ‘Strategic Partnerships for Lobby and Advocacy’ - Development Policy Review - doi: 10.1111/dpr.12453 - [link] Kees Biekart (2019) - Why do we need solidarity in development studies? - [link] Kees Biekart & Otieno Ong'ayo (2018) - Diversity in the Dutch local elections - [link] Kees Biekart & A Fowler (2018) - Ownership dynamics in local multi-stakeholder initiatives - Third World Quarterly, 39 (9), 1692-1710 - doi: 10.1080/01436597.2018.1450139 - [link] Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann & Kees Biekart (2017) - Scholars at Risk: precarity in the Academe and Possible Solutions - [link] A Fowler & Kees Biekart (2017) - Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives for Sustainable Development Goals: The Importance of Interlocutors - Public Administration and Development, 37 (2), 81-93 - doi: 10.1002/pad.1795 - [link] Kees Biekart (2017) - Contributing to civic innovation through participatory action research - European Public & Social Innovation Review (EPSIR), 2 (1), 34-44 - [link] M van Wessel, L Schulpen, Thea Hilhorst & Kees Biekart (2017) - Mapping the Expectations of the Dutch Strategic Partnerships for Lobby and Advocacy - [link] Kees Biekart & Alan Fowler (2016) - Effective Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives through Civic Engagement Kees Biekart & Sylvia Bergh (2016) - Can consultants be civic innovators? Exploring their roles as auditors and allies Wendy Harcourt, Kees Biekart & Peter Knorringa (2016) - Conclusion: Moving Agendas Forward Kees Biekart, Wendy Harcourt & Peter Knorringa (2016) - Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation Kees Biekart, Wendy Harcourt & Peter Knorringa (2016) - Introduction: Giving Meaning to Civic Innovation Kees Biekart & Karin Astrid Siegmann (2016) - Minding the gap between activism and academia – or bridging it? Reflections on how to do civic innovation research Kees Biekart & Alan Fowler (2016) - Synthesis Report: Country Ownership – Building from Within - [link] Kees Biekart (2015) - Guillermo O'Donnell's 'Thoughtful Wishing' about Democracy and Regime Change - Development and Change, 46 (4), 913-933 - doi: 10.1111/dech.12167 - [link] Activities CH (Kees) Biekart (2021) - 16th EADI General Conference Otieno Ong'ayo & Kees Biekart (2018) - CDC and African diaspora communities in The Hague Sylvia Bergh & Kees Biekart (2015) - Can (Evaluation) Consultants be Civic Innovators? Exploring the Shift from Auditors to Allies Alan Fowler & Kees Biekart (2014) - Navigating Polycentric Governance: A View from the Middle Kees Biekart (2014) - Ocupando espacios urbanos para la transformacion social Kees Biekart & Alan Fowler (2014) - Civic Energy as a Trigger for Collective Citizens’ Action Kees Biekart (2013) - Development and Change (Journal) Kees Biekart (2013) - DevISSues (Journal) A Bayat & Kees Biekart (2009) - Development and Change (Journal) Mansoob Murshed & Kees Biekart (2005) - European Journal of Development Research (Journal) Teaching (8) Year 2022 Course Code ISS-3306-22-23 Year 2022 Course Code ISS-4393-22-23 Year 2022 Course Code ISS-3105-22-23 Year 2022 Course Code ISS-SJP-22-23 Year 2022 Course Code ISS-5401-22-23 Year 2022 Course Code ISS-BOE-22-23 Year 2022 Course Code ISSGENERAL-22-23 Year 2022 Course Code ISS-4153-22-23