Category Archives: narratives

Relationality as a lens for policy analysis?

Working with good MA and Ph.D. students is what I enjoy most in my work. Lecturing and discussions are also very nice, but nothing can beat coaching, mentoring and helping others achieve their professional/personal goals rooted in curiosity. Of course, … Continue reading

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From ‘Ministers and Merchants’ to Neutral Brokers: Aspirations of Water Diplomacy of the Netherlands

This post presents findings from our latest article published in International Journal of Water Resources Development. Introducing Water Diplomacy “An old cliché about who the Dutch really are – a mix of merchants and [religious] ministers — applies to foreign … Continue reading

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“Out of Place: A Memoir” by Edward Said — Absolutely Fascinating

It is hard now for me to pinpoint the moment when I became aware of the work of Edward Said and when it entered my personal and intellectual radars so to speak. (If interested in other posts on Edward Said, … Continue reading

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Workshop on “Translation in World Politics” at Kate Hamburger Kolleg, Duisburg, Germany

Last week, on October 08-09, I took part in a workshop at the University of Duisburg’s Kate Hamburger Kolleg (Centre for Global Cooperation Research) named “Translation in World Politics”. It was very pleasing to see the ideas of policy translation … Continue reading

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On Being an Academic and a Public Intellectual

Edward Said is primarily known for this views on Palestine and Israel and for this book “Orientalism” which defined and inspired the post-colonial studies, as discussed before on this blog. He, however, also left a dozens if not hundreds of … Continue reading

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