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prof.dr. (Murat) M Arsel

prof.dr. (Murat) M Arsel

I am Professor of Political Economy of Sustainable Development at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. My…
  • Endowed Professor
  • International Institute of Social Studies

Keywords: International law and (sustainable) development, international human rights law, children’s rights, human rights-based approaches to development, climate change and human rights, and EU development cooperation

prof.mr.dr. (Karin) CJM Arts

prof.mr.dr. (Karin) CJM Arts

Profile Chair in International Law and DevelopmentLaw is a major factor in processes of development and/or transition, either as an instrument of change or as…

Keywords: Economics, health and education

prof.dr. (Arjun) AS Bedi

prof.dr. (Arjun) AS Bedi

Arjun Singh Bedi is Professor of Development Economics and Deputy Rector for Research at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus…

Keywords: Deglobalization, new post development; ‘flex international’ political economy, qualitative quantities, arts

prof.dr. (Peter) PAG van Bergeijk

prof.dr. (Peter) PAG van Bergeijk

For how unjust is it, if when we allow different recreations to each particular course of life, we afford no diversion to studies; especially when trifles may…

Keywords: Agrarian politics, specifically: land politics and policies, (trans)national agrarian movements, food politics, forestry, state-society interactions in rural development, rural conflict, biofuels, 'flex crops', land grabbing and food sovereignty

prof.dr. (Jun) SM Borras

prof.dr. (Jun) SM Borras

Saturnino ('Jun') M. Borras Jr. is a Professor of Agrarian Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague and Editor-In-Chief of…
  • Full Professor
  • International Institute of Social Studies

Keywords: Ethics of development; international migration; theories of human development, human security, human needs and well-being; policy discourse analysis; climate change

prof.dr. (Des) D Gasper

prof.dr. (Des) D Gasper

Des Gasper (1953) is professor of Human Development, Development Ethics and Public Policy, at ISS of Erasmus University Rotterdam.‘Human development’ refers…
  • (external) researcher
  • International Institute of Social Studies

Keywords: Gender and sexuality studies, feminist political ecology, post development, community economies

prof.dr. (Wendy) W Harcourt

prof.dr. (Wendy) W Harcourt

Wendy Harcourt is Professor of Gender, Diversity and Sustainable Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University in The…
  • Full Professor
  • International Institute of Social Studies

Keywords: Humanitarian aid; governance in post-conflict and disaster-ridden situations; civil society

prof.dr.ir. (Thea) DJM Hilhorst

prof.dr.ir. (Thea) DJM Hilhorst

I am an expert in development in areas affected by disaster, conflict or fragility, with a special focus on aid-society relations: the impact of humanitarian…
  • Full Professor
  • International Institute of Social Studies

Keywords: Governance and politics of developing countries, international political economy, regionalism, international cooperation, development assistance policies

prof.dr. (Wil) W Hout

prof.dr. (Wil) W Hout

Wil Hout is professor of Governance and International Political Economy at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam…

Keywords: Qualitative research methods; population and development; health and demography in developing countries

prof.dr. (Inge) I Hutter

prof.dr. (Inge) I Hutter

Inge Hutter is Rector of the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, of Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Professor of Participatory and…
  • Dean
  • International Institute of Social Studies

Keywords: Private sector and development, sustainability standards, frugal innovation and local economic development

prof.dr. (Peter) P Knorringa

prof.dr. (Peter) P Knorringa

Peter Knorringa is a Professor of Private Sector & Development at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His…

Keywords: Economics, violence and conflict, trade

prof.dr. (Mansoob) SM Murshed

prof.dr. (Mansoob) SM Murshed

Syed Mansoob Murshed is Professor of the Economics of Peace and Conflict at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University in the…

Keywords: Economic inequality, gender inequality, feminist economics, social economics, institutional economics, ethics and economics, meso level analysis, social cohesion

prof.dr. (Irene) IP van Staveren

prof.dr. (Irene) IP van Staveren

Irene van Staveren (1963) is professor of pluralist development economics at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam.Professor…