Staff publications

Maaike Meijer writes essay for Trouw

Maaike Meijer has written an essay titled ‘Maybe more prizes, but men do not write better [than women]’ in Trouw.

In the essay, she writes about the ‘prize gap’ in the awarding of literature prizes. Again, only one female author has been nominated for the ‘Boekenbon literatuurprijs’.

You can read the essay (in Dutch) here.

Simone Schleper publishes Mosa Historia blogpost on caribous

In the latest Mosa Historia blog, Simone Schleper discusses how caribous can help us understand the long entangled history of wildlife conservation research and oil development in Alaska.

Based on her research for the Moving Animals project, she argues that research projects on caribous crossing the area of planned oil pipelines substantiated arguments both in favour and against oil development.

Zahar Koretsky and Harro van Lente publish work on technology phaseout

Zahar Koretsky and Harro van Lente have published an open access article titled “Technology phase-out as unravelling of socio-technical configurations: Cloud seeding case” in the Environmental Innovations and Societal Transitions journal.

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Elsje Fourie publishes article on Japanese aid to Ethiopia

Elsje Fourie has published an article titled “Humanizing Industrialization? Japanese Productivity Methods, Ethiopian Factories, and Low Modernism in Foreign Aid” in the journal “Global Perspectives“.

Drawing on fieldwork conducted in three countries, she takes a closer look at an unusual programme of foreign development cooperation that aims to change how factory workers think and act in the workplace.

Aline Sierp publishes book on Agency in Transnational Memory Politics

Aline Sierp has published (together with Jenny Wüstenberg) a new book on Agency in Transnational Memory Politics.

The volume brings together the theory and practice of transnational memory politics through an innovative analytical framework. It focuses on questions of agency, or in other words, the “who” and the “how” of cross-border commemoration that motivates activists and fascinates observers.

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Maria Debre publishes article in Democratization

Maria Debre has published an open access article based on her dissertation research in Democratization.

In the article entitled “The Dark Side of Regionalism: how regional organizations help authoritarian regimes to boost survival” she argues that membership in regional international organisations can be instrumentalised by authoritarian regimes to offset crisis and increase chances of incumbent survival.

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Yf Reykers publishes a blogpost for the Network for Strategic Analysis

On 1 October 2020, amidst a government formation, Belgium resumed its participation in Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led international coalition against The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Why does a small country like Belgium once again decide to go to war in this seemingly never-ending conflict? In a blogpost for the Canadian Network for Strategic Analysis, Yf Reykers argues that it does not come as a surprise, but there are doubts about its durability.

Bernard Rulof publishes book on popular legitimism and the monarchy in France

Popular Legitimism and the Monarchy in France. Mass Politics without Parties, 1830-1880 (Palgrave Macmillan) explores the implications of popular support for a royalist movement that has traditionally been portrayed as an aristocratic force intent on restoring the Old Regime.

Besides, it claims that this political movement was characteristic of a period which saw the emergence of mass politics, while parties were still non-existent.

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Leonard Schuette co-authors policy brief on EU-China-US relations

Leonard Schuette has contributed to a policy brief on triangular relations between Europe, China, and the US, published by the Centre for European Reform in London.

You can read the policy brief here.

Mariëlle Wijermars publishes on the Belarus protests

The Belarus protests have quickly been dubbed a ‘Telegram revolution’ by commentators.

In a research-based piece for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog, Mariëlle Wijermars (Maastricht University), Aliaksandr Herasimenka (University of Oxford), Ola Onuch (University of Manchester) and Tetyana Lokot (Dublin City University) explain why this framing misses the bigger picture of mobilisation in Belarus.

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