Category Archives: Policy change

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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Internet and Water Governance: A Good Combination?

Many expected that Internet would create a democratic arena in governance, help hold governments accountable and increase input from citizens to decision-making in the public sector. The time proved different. We live in the age of fake news, social media … Continue reading

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Scholar Activist or Activist Scholar?

A new chapter on the role of reflexivity, positionality and normativity in using ethnography to study policy translation as a process is now available in the form of proofs. The final version will be published in the book “Translation in … Continue reading

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Public Policy Bits: Democracy in Crisis? What Role for Public Policy?

We live in the times of democracy in crisis. This is obvious not only in authoritarian countries, but also in traditionally democratic societies such as the US and The Netherlands. Those that are between the worlds, such as Hungary and … Continue reading

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BBC: Big Tobacco Paying Bribes

I was recently taking breakfast with two friends in a quiet district of Amsterdam. While enjoying our salmon on omelet, and conversing in Dutch, we updated each other on our lives. A friend of my friend had a new job, … Continue reading

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