Governance, Law and Social Justice researchers

The Governance, Law and Social Justice research group works with a wide variety of researchers including ISS faculty, post-docs, visiting researchers and PhD candidates.

ISS faculty and post-docs

  • (Karin) CJM Arts (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 a…
  • dr. (Jeff) JD Handmaker

    dr. (Jeff) JD Handmaker

    I joined the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam in February 2007. Among my external academic appointments, I have…
  • (Thea) DJM Hilhorst (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…
  • dr. (Helen) HM Hintjens

    dr. (Helen) HM Hintjens

    Dr Helen Hintjens is Assistant Professor in Development and Social Justice at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.For more than 30 years…
  • 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…
  • dr. (Shyamika) SMS Jayasundara - Smits

    dr. (Shyamika) SMS Jayasundara - Smits

     My research and teaching focuses broadly on the inter-connections of Governance, Development, Violent conflict and Peace(building). More specifically, I am…
  • dr. (Zeynep) Z Kasli

    dr. (Zeynep) Z Kasli

    I am an interdisciplinary scholar with research and teaching experience that transcend the disciplinary boundaries between political science, sociology,…
  • dr. (Karim) MKA Kniou

    dr. (Karim) MKA Kniou

    ProfileKarim Knio (PhD University of Birmingham UK) is Associate Professor in International Political Economy and Governance at the International Institute of…
  • dr. (Rodrigo) R Mena Fluhmann

    dr. (Rodrigo) R Mena Fluhmann

    I am Assistant Professor of Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Governance. For over fifteen years I have studied and worked in humanitarian aid, disaster governance,…
  • dr. (Farhad) F Mukhtarov

    dr. (Farhad) F Mukhtarov

    Dr. Farhad Mukhtarov is Assistant Professor of Governance and Public Policy at International Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam…
  • (Jojo) JT Nem Singh

    (Jojo) JT Nem Singh

    Jewellord (Jojo) Nem Singh is an Assistant Professor in International Development at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, part of Erasmus…
  • dr. (Sunil) S Tankha

    dr. (Sunil) S Tankha

     Sunil Tankha is Assistant Professor of States, Societies and World Development at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University…
  • dr. (Nanneke) SWS Winters

    dr. (Nanneke) SWS Winters

    My ethnographic work has evolved around the role and experience of im/mobility in people’s lives, in Central America and elsewhere. More specifically, I have…

Visiting and Affiliated researchers

Joop de Wit - Associate Professor in Public Policy and Development Management
Silvia Bergh - Associate Professor in Development Management and Governance at ISS
Des Gasper - Emeritus Professor of Human Development, Development Ethics and Public Policy
Karin Astrid Siegmann - Senior Lecturer in Labour and Gender Economics at ISS
Silke Heumann - Assistant Professor at ISS
Roy Huijsmans - Associate Professor at ISS
Cathy Wilcox - Academic researcher
Antony Otieno Ong'ayo - Academic researcher
Diego Andreucci - Academic researcher
Ayhan Işik - Academic researcher
T. Simachew Belay
M.T. Gebregiorgos
Tefera Negash Gebregziabher  - Visiting researcher
A. Onuora-Oguno - Visiting fellow
A.T. Ariti - Visiting researcher
J. Fransen - Visiting researcher
G. Garcia Lopez

PhD researchers

Beatriz Adriana Campillo Carrete

Migration discourses in UN emerging governance arrangements: the GFMD, the IOM, and the GCSORM

Rafael Rosa Cedro

Policy Paradigms, Networks and Practices: Analyzing Change in the Thinking about Economic Development Influencing Policy and Strategy Making in Contemporary Brazil

Yazid ZahdaPalestine: A Case of Neoliberalization

Anderson Macedo de Jesus

Values education in Brazil: A study of three educational initiatives based on value formation

Kim Chi Tran

On Being Education Nomads in Contemporary Mongolia - Negotiating Herding, Education, and ICT

R. Matika

Questioning the Guardians: Socio-legal case study analyses of the independence of the Electoral Commissions of Zambia and Zimbabwe 

A. Parulkar

Homeless people and homelessness policy and practice in Delhi

Brandon SommerImmanent Causality and the Morphogenetic Approach: A Régulationist Analysis of Social Transformation in China
Mohsen YazdanpanahOn money, capitalism and development: An inquiry to the generative mechanism of capitalism
Elizabeth SwartzWhen power meets uncertainty: collapse, crisis, and the politics of urban water scarcity in South Africa
Anggun SusiloIndonesian National Program for Community Development (PNPM)-Rural: Decentralization in the context of Neoliberalism and World Bank Policies
Emile SmidtBeyond Militarized Conservation: Police Power, Counterinsurgency and the Hidden Costs for Conservation Labour in the Kruger National Park, South Africa
Yuyun WahyunigrumHuman Rights as a Site of Contestations in Asean Regionalism

Ana Victoria Portocarrero

Climate Change Adaptation and Food Insecurity in Nicaragua: Discourses, Power, Resistance, Transformation

Ekaterina Evdokimova

Persistent Institutionalization of Children with Severe Multiple Impairments in Russia: Reasons, Dynamics, Solutions
Mahardhika SjamsoeoedDiscursive Constructions of Identities in Encounters with Refugees in Indonesia
Thandiwe Matthews A socio-legal approach to exploring the transformative potential of the constitutional right to social security to address structural inequalities in South Africa
Charmika Samaradiwakera-Wijesundara Interrogating the relationship between the company, the state and human beings: Reimagining juristic personality by re-centering the human in human rights
Rima RassiCrisis of Crisis Management: Lebanon, UNHCR and the Syrian Refugee Influx
Summer BrownUnderstanding the power of the ‘local’ in manoeuvring between diverging and converging humanitarian and peacebuilding paradigms

Hao Zhang

Policy advocacy and global climate governance: the case of Chinese NGOs

Zuzana Reptova

Crises management and transitions in the European neighbourhood: How far beyond the liberal transition paradigm?

Dennis Penu

Regional Reorganization, Communal Context and Conflicts in Ghana
Nguyen Minh QuangMekong Delta before the Flood: Climate Policy and Community Action
Seohee Kwak Political action and state response in Vietnam: Dynamics, actors, and opportunities
Mausumi ChetiaOn the run at home: Human security in everyday lives of disaster-displaced people in India
Zhiqi Xu

The Sustainable Development of China’s Poverty Alleviation Resettlement

Ilaha Abasli 
Valentin Akayezu 
Y. Belay 
Afroza Bulbul 
Andrew Dryhurst 
Azucena Gollaz Moran 
Jimmy Maguru Mugisha 
Jaffer Najar 
L. Nijzink 
Zuzana Reptova