Governance, Law and Social Justice key publications

Governance, Law and Social Justice researchers regularly publish books and articles with world-renowned academic journals and publishers. The list below is a selection of our most relevant publications.

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Key publications

Articles and book chapters


Hintjens, H., Siegmann, K.A.  & Staring, R. (2020) ‘Seeking health below the radar: Undocumented People's access to healthcare in two Dutch cities’, Social Science & Medicine, 248 (March): 1-10. 

Kaşlı, Z. & Yanasmayan, Z. (2020) ‘Migration control, citizenship regime and the spectrum of exclusion in Turkey’, pp. 315-336 in Koulish, R. & van der Woude, M. (Eds.) Crimmigrant Nations: Resurgent Nationalism and the Closing of Borders, Fordham University Press.

Knio, K. (2020) ‘Critical Realist Encounters: Morphogenizing the French Régulation Approach’Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. doi: 10.1111/jtsb.12253

Wagner, N., Hout, W. & Namara, R. (2020) ‘Improving Police Integrity in Uganda: Impact Assessment of the Police Accountability and Reform Project’Review of Development Economics.

Nem Singh, J.T. and E. Massi (2020) 'Energy Politics: Brazil', in Kathleen Hancock and Juliann Allison, editors, The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Arts, K. (2019) ‘Children’s Rights and Climate Change’, pp. 216-235 in Fenton-Glynn, C. (Ed.) Children’s Rights and Sustainable Development: Interpreting the UNCRC for Future Generations (Treaty Implementation for Sustainable Development), Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Arts, K. (2019) ‘Children’s Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals’, pp. 537-561 in Kilkelly U. & Liefaard T. (Eds.) International Human Rights of Children (International Human Rights), Singapore: Springer.

Gasper, D., Shah, A. & Tankha, S. (2019) ‘The framing of sustainable consumption and production in SDG 12’, Global Policy10, pp.83-95.

Handmaker, J.D. & Matthews, T. (2019) Analysing legal mobilisation’s potential to secure equal access to socioeconomic justice in South AfricaDevelopment Southern Africa, 36(6), 889-904

Handmaker, J.D. (2019) ‘The Legitimacy Crisis Within International Criminal Justice and the Importance of Critical, Reflexive Learning’, pp. 189-206 in Jessop, B. and Knio, K. (Eds.) The Pedagogy of Economic, Political and Social CrisesDynamics, Construals and Lessons, London: Routledge.

Hilhorst, D., Desportes, I., & de Miliano, C. (2019) Humanitarian governance and resilience building: Ethiopia in comparative perspective’Disasters, 43(S2), 109-131.

Hintjens, H. & Odong, J. (2019) ‘Perspectives on Legal Justice and Victim Reparations in the Diasporic African Great Lakes Region’ pp 272-293, in Canefe, N. (ed.) Transitional Justice and Forced Migration: Critical Perspectives from the Global South, Cambridge-New York: Cambridge University Press.

Knio, K. (2019) ‘Diffusion of Variegated Neoliberalization processes in Euro-Mediterranean Policies: A Strategic Relational Approach’Globalizations.

Hout, W. (2019) ‘The Permanent Crisis of Development Aid’, pp. 229-243 in Jessop, B. & Knio, K. (Eds.) The Pedagogy of Economic, Political and Social Crises: Dynamics, Construals, and Lessons, Abingdon: Routledge.

Jayasundara-Smits, S. (2019) ‘Lost in transition: linking war, war economy and post-war crime in Sri Lanka’, in Kurtenbach, S. & Rettberg, A. (Eds.), War Economies and post-war Crime, UK: Routledge. 

Tankha, S., Ranabhat, S., Bhatta, L.D., Ghate, R. and Agrawal, N.K. (2019) ‘Disinterested agents or mismatched plans? Public administration capacities and climate change responses in the least developing countries’, International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management.


Hilhorst, D. (2018) ‘Classical humanitarianism and resilience humanitarianism: making sense of two brands of humanitarian action’, Journal of International Humanitarian Action 3:15, 1-12.

Mukhtarov, F. & Daniell, K. (2018) ‘Transfer, diffusion, adaptation and translation of water policy models’, pp. 594-616, Opent extern in Conca, K. & Weinthal, E. (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mukhtarov, F. & Leong, Ch. (2018) ‘Global IWRM Ideas and Local Context: Studying Narratives in Rural Cambodia’. Water, 10 (11), 1-17.

Jayasundara-Smits, S. (2018) ‘Bracing the Wind and Riding the Norm Life Cycle: Local Ownership in the European Capacity Building Mission Mali (EUCAP-Sahel)’, Peacebuilding Journal, Vol. 6, Issue 3, pp. 233-247.

Winters, N. (2018) ‘Beyond the bird in the cage? Translocal embodiment and trajectories of Nicaraguan female migrants in Seville, Spain’, Geoforum

Nem Singh, J.T. and C.F. Chen (2018) 'State-owned Enterprises and the Political Economy of State-State Relations in the Developing World', Third World Quarterly, Special Issue on Developmental States beyond East Asia, 39 (6): 1077-1097.


Winters, N. (2017). ‘Embedding remittances: A methodological note on financial diaries in Nicaragua’, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie (Journal of Economic and Social Geography), 108 (2): 175-189. DOI:10.1111/tesg.12204.


Kaşlı, Z. (2016) ‘Who do migrant associations represent?  The role of ‘ethnic deservingness’ and legal capital in migrants’ rights claims in Turkey’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42 (12): 1996-2012.



Ubaldo, R. & Hintjens, H. (2020) Music and Peacebuilding: African and Latin American Experiences, Lexington: Lantham-Boulder-New York-London.


Handmaker, J.D. & Arts, K. (Eds.) (2019) Mobilising International Law for ‘Global Justice’, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Hout, W. & Salih, M. (2019) A Political Economy of African Regionalisms: An Overview of Asymmetrical Development, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, ISBN 978-1-78536-436-5.

Jessop, B & Knio, K. (Eds.) (2019) The Pedagogy of Economic, Political and Social Crises: Dynamics, Construals, and Lessons. London: Routledge.

Nem Singh, J.T. and J. Ovadia (2019) Developmental States beyond East Asia. London: CRC Press/Routledge (paperback version published in 2020).


Arts, K. (2017) Inclusive sustainable development: a human rights Perspective. ScienceDirect

Hilhorst, D., Weijs, B., & van der Haar, G. (Eds.) (2017) People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-Economic Recovery. Facing Fragilities. London, Earthscan/Routledge

Grugel, J., J.T. Nem Singh, A. Uhlin, and L. Fontana (2017). Demanding Justice in the Global South: Claiming Rights. London: Palgrave Macmillan.


Barrett, J.B., van Wessel, M. & Hilhorst, D. (2016) Advocacy for Development. Effectiveness, Monitoring and Evaluation. E-book, 91 pages. 

Truong, T. & Knio, K. (2016) The South China Sea and Asian Regionalism: A Critical Realist Perspective. Berlin: Springer.