dr. (Joop) JW de Wit

dr. (Joop) JW de Wit
Visiting lecturer International Institute of Social Studies Academic staff unit
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Email
dewit@iss.nl

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Dr. Joop de Wit is a social anthropologist who worked at ISS as Associate Professor Public Policy and Development Management until his retirement in July 2018. Since then he remains associated with ISS as External Researcher and Visiting Lecturer, while co-supervising three PhD candidates working on issues of governance, politics and poverty in India and Vietnam. In his career he targeted (urban) poverty and governance issues, including decentralisation, participation and the (formal but also informal) interfaces between poor communities, local government, politicians and the state. He previously worked as Urban Management expert at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development in Rotterdam and as Thematic Expert Institutional Development at the Netherlands Ministry for Development Cooperation. He obtained his PhD (1993) on the study ,*‘Poverty, Policy and Politics in Madras Slums’* at the Free University of Amsterdam, and subsequently managed the Bangalore Urban Poverty Program for the Netherlands Ministry of Development Cooperation for three years. He teaches at ISS in the Major Program ‘Governance, Policy and Political Economy’, and teaches on the Politics of Development, on Local Governance and Public Sector Organisations and Management. He is a member of the Staff Group ‘States, Societies and World Development’, and the Research Program Governance, Globalisation and Social Justice’. Most of his research focused on the linkages between poverty, politics and governance in the megacities of India, investigating both formal policy and their impacts and informal dynamics . Examples of the former include the co-edited volume with Isa Baud (2008) , *.New Forms of Governance in Urban India: Shifts, Models, Networks and Contestations* , New Delhi & London: Sage). A continuous line of inquiry entails the informal dynamics of patronage and corruption as part of urban governance (e.g. J. de Wit and E. Berner (2009) *‘Progressive patronage? Municipalities, NGOs, Community-Based Organizations, and the Limits to Slum Dwellers’ Empowerment’* . Development and Change, 40(5), 927-947). Since 2004 he has worked frequently in Vietnam,leading a capacity development program with VASS to strengthen local governance (De Wit, J. (2007) *Decentralisation, Local Governance and Community Participation in Vietnam* ; as well as a project with the Hanoi Based Ho Chi Minh Academy of Politics and Public Administration. He studied decentralised policy implementation in Vietnam, by considering land Recovery and Resettlement in Ha Tinh Province, and carried out studies for UNDP into urban land dynamics and into farmer livelihoods of farmers following relocation. His latest book *'Urban Poverty, Local Governance and Everyday Politics in Mumbai'*, was published with Routledge in 2016, a paperback is available since 2019.

  • Joop Wit (2017) - Urban Poverty, Local Governance and Everyday Politics in Mumbai - Routledge
  • ISA Baud & Joop Wit (2008) - New Forms of Urban Governance in India: Shifts, Models, Networks and Contestations. - Sage Publications
  • Joop Wit (1996) - Poverty, Policy and Politics in Madras Slums: Dynamics of Survival, Gender and Leadership - Sage

  • ISA Baud & Joop Wit (2008) - Shifts in Urban Governance: Raising the questions. - Sage Publications
  • Joop Wit, N Nainan & S Palnitkar (2008) - Urban Decentralisation in Indian Cities: Assessing the performance of Neighbourhood Level Wards Committees. - Sage Publications
  • Joop Wit, N Nainan & S Palnitkar (2008) - 'Urban Decentralisation in Indian Cities: Assessing the Performance of Neighbourhood Level Wards Committees' - Sage Publications
  • Joop Wit & AN Krishnamurthy (2004) - The Bangalore Urban Poverty Alleviation Programme - Uppal Publishing House
  • Joop Wit (2004) - `Initial Assessment of Decentralisation in India: Administrative and Political Dimensions¿ - McMillan
  • Joop Wit (2004) - The Bangalore Urban Poverty Alleviation Programme - Uppal Publishing House
  • Joop Wit (2003) - A Realistic Alternative Vision for Mumbai - Tatia Institute of Social Sciences
  • Joop Wit (2002) - Cooperation between Governmental, Non-Governmental and Community-based Organisations: The Bangalore Urban Poverty Alleviation Programme - ITDG Publishing
  • Joop Wit (2002) - The Rise and Decline of an Urban Poverty Unit in the Dutch Ministry of Development Cooperation - Aldershot
  • Joop Wit (2002) - Institutionalised Co-operation between Governmental, Non-Governmental and Community Based Organisations: the Bangalore Urban Poverty Alleviation Programme - ITDG Publishing
  • Joop Wit (2001) - The Rise and Fall of an Urban Poverty Unit in the Dutch Ministry of Development Cooperation - AGIDS, University of Amsterdam
  • Joop Wit (2001) - Institutionalised Co-operation between Governmental, Non-Governmental and Community Based Organisations: the Bangalore Urban Poverty Alleviation Programme - IHS
  • Joop Wit (1995) - Participatory Approach to Urban Poverty Alleviation in Bangalore', in: Singh, K. and Steinberg, F. (eds): Urban India in Crisis - New Age Publishers/HSMI

  • Joop Wit (2012) - Municipal Councillors, Elections and the Urban Poor: Decentralised Urban Governance and Local Politics in Mumbai
  • Joop Wit (2012) - Urban Governance, Local Politics and Development in Mumbai
  • Joop Wit (2012) - Livelihoods of farming households losing land after land recovery or relocation in Vietnam
  • Joop Wit (2009) - Decentralised Urban Governance and Changing Roles of Municipal Councillors in Chennai, India; Continuities of Administration and Political Representation following the 1992 74th Constitutional Amendment Act
  • Joop Wit (2007) - Overzicht van land, Mensen en Ontwikkeling (Power Point Presentation presented to FNV Pension Organisation CORDARES, Wassenaar - Duin en Kruitberg on 16 February 2007)
  • Joop Wit (2006) - Public Address at the occasion of the conclusion of the IDPAD Research Programme
  • Joop Wit (2006) - Conditions and Problems for Financing Habitat Projects (Power Point Presentation and discussion report published in a publication 'Hoe Rijk is je Stad', The Hague, The Netherlands).
  • Joop Wit (2006) - Managing the Indian Mega-city: Initial Observations on Changing Governance at the Wards Level in Mumbai (Power Point Presentation)
  • Joop Wit (2006) - Managing the Indian Metropolis: Governance trends in Mumbai and Delhi (Power Point Presentation; posted and downloadable at: www.clubofamsterdam.com)
  • Joop Wit (2004) - Urbanisation and Sustainable Development- Towards an Analytical and Operational Framework with Reference to China (Key Note address held in 2004 but paper was only published in 2005 on the web-site)
  • Joop Wit (2001) - Manifest voor een Effectief Stedelijk Armoedebeleid (Paper for CORDAID meant for lobbying with parliamentarians and as a position paper for workshops on urban poverty in developing countries, CORDAID, The Hague)
  • Joop Wit (1998) - Institutional Development and Good Governance in Netherlands Development Assistance, Paper presented at an ISS seminar on State-Society Relations, October 27
  • Joop Wit (1997) - Strengths and Weaknesses of the Bangalore Urban Poverty Alleviation Programme. Position Paper for a DGIS workshop on 29 April. The Hague: Institute of Social Studies Advisory Service.
  • Joop Wit (1996) - Urban Management and Urban Poverty Alleviation: Towards Realistic Approaches. Paper presented at an ISS seminar, December 3.

  • Teun Dijk & Joop Wit (2011) - Political Entrepreneurs and the Urban Poor: the Role of Municipal Councillors in Mumbai¿s Decentralised Wards Committees
  • Joop Wit (2010) - Dynamics of Local Governance: a Review of Contemporary Issues
  • Joop Wit (2010) - Governance dimensions of inclusion and exclusion of the urban poor
  • Joop Wit (2009) - Going Local: key issues relating to local governance
  • Joop Wit (2008) - Involving Civil Society in Solid Waste Management in Mumbai Slums: Partnerships or Informal Privatisation?
  • Joop Wit (2008) - Exploring Informal Governancein
  • Joop Wit (2008) - Evidence Based Policy Research and Formulation in the Vietnamese context
  • Joop Wit & Erhard Berner (2007) - Progressive Patronage? NGOs, CBOs and the Limits to Slum Dwellers Empowerment
  • Joop Wit & Erhard Berner (2007) - Progressive patronage? NGOs, community-based organizations, and the limits to slum dwellers empowerment
  • Joop Wit & N Sridharan (2007) - Judicially-induced Governance: the Case of Delhi
  • Joop Wit (2007) - Managing Indian Metropolises: Changing Governance at Ward Level in Mumbai and Delhi
  • Joop Wit, A Akinyoade & F Blankenberg (2006) - Accountability in Formal and Indigenous Institutions. What works?
  • Joop Wit (2006) - Decentralisation in Indian Mega-cities: Assessing the Performance of Neighbourhood Level Wards Committees in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai
  • Joop Wit (2006) - Gender Issues in Local Governance: Women Councillors in Mumbai
  • Joop Wit (2005) - Public Address at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, The Netherlands (draft publication: see: http: // www.ambafrance.nl/article.php?id_article=5952)
  • Joop Wit (2005) - Prospects and Problems of Community Empowerment
  • Joop Wit (2005) - Dynamics and Realities of Local Governance in Developing Countries: The Importance of Informal Relations and Institutions
  • Joop Wit (2005) - Gender Issues in Local Governance: Women Councillors in Mumbai
  • Joop Wit (2004) - Problems to Realise Participatory Local Governance: the Case of Elected Women Councillors in Mumbai, India
  • Joop Wit (2003) - Assessing Decentralisation in Indian Mega-Cities: Administrative and Political Dimensions
  • Joop Wit (2003) - Problematising Participation
  • Joop Wit (2003) - Decentralised Urban Governance: Women Municipal Councillors in Mumbai, India
  • Joop Wit (2003) - ’Aid Modalities for Poverty Reduction

  • Joop Wit (1993) - Poverty, Policy and Politics in Madras Slums, Dynamics of Survival, Gender and Leadership. - Amsterdam

  • Joop Wit (2009) - Municipal Councillors in New Delhi: Agents of Integration or Exclusion?
  • Joop Wit (2007) - Urbanisation: A Review of Issues and Implications (Powerpoint Presentation for Haagse Kunst Academie, The Hague, The Netherlands, 26 January 2007)
  • Joop Wit (2006) - Service Delivery, Accountability and Informal Governance (Discussion Report for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of the ISS-Ministry Research Cooperation, The Hague ISS )
  • Joop Wit (2002) - Arm Zijn Kost Handenvol Geld (Being poor is expensive) (Interview on Urban Poverty for Dutch magazine, February 2002)

  • Joop Wit (2011) - Tracing and Understanding the Welfare, Well-being and Livelihood Choices of Farmers displaced by Land Recovery - Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD)
  • Joop Wit (2011) - Evaluating the Efficient Use of Suburban Land and Proposing a Model for Urban Agriculture - Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD)
  • Joop Wit (2008) - Capacity Development for Integrated and Evidence-Based Policy Research (Cooperation Proposal between the Vietnamese Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration and the Institute of Social Studies. Consultancy Report with project proposal for a project between the Hanoi based Political Academy and ISS) - ISS
  • Joop Wit (2007) - Decentralisation, Local Governance and Community Participation in Vietnam (Research Report on missions in provinces of Vietnam as part of the VASS-ISS project Upgrading the Capacity of Local Authorities in Planning and Managing Social - Economic Development in Rural Vietnam (Research Reports of the VASS/ISS Capacity Building Project) - ISS
  • Joop Wit (2007) - Mission Report on an Appraisal Mission to explore the Scope and Modalities for a Second Phase of the Project Upgrading the Capacity of Local Authorities in Planning and Managing Social - Economic Development in Rural Vietnam (Research Reports of the VASS/ISS Capacity Building Project) - ISS
  • Joop Wit (2006) - Report on a Training Program With the Vietnam Women Union (VWU) on 'Writing Effective Policy Proposals' - ISS
  • Joop Wit (2004) - Urban Poverty Reduction: the Contribution of Research and Knowledge (Consultancy report entailing the re-working, editing and adding to a policy advise document drafted initially by two other authors, Institute of Social Studies for RAWOO [the Netherlands Development Assistance Research Council, based in The Hague]) - Institute of Social Studies / RAWOO [the Netherlands Development Assistance Research Council
  • Marjan Hordijk & Joop Wit (2003) - Urban Poverty Reduction: the Contribution of Research and Knowledge (Advisory Report for RAWOO to be submitted to the Netherlands Minister for Development Cooperation, The Hague)
  • BM Holzner & Joop Wit (2003) - Report on a Training and Research Mission as a follow up to the Tailor Made Training Course for Women Municipal Councillors in India, 18 November - 11 December 2002 (Submitted to NUFFIC in February 2003) - Nuffic
  • Marjan Hordijk & Joop Wit (2003) - Urban Poverty Reduction: the Contribution of Research and Knowledge (Consultancy report entailing the re-working, editing and adding to a policy advise document drafted initially by two other authors, Institute of Social Studies for RAWOO [the Netherlands Development Assistance Research Council, based in The Hague]) - RAWOO
  • Joop Wit & A Hasan (2002) - Report on a Participatory Evaluation of the Asian Coalition of Housing Rights (Project Evaluation Report done on contract for CORDAID) - ISS
  • Joop Wit (2001) - Partnerships, Participation and Patronage Realities of Urban Poverty Alleviation in Bangalore Slums - ISS
  • Joop Wit & AN Krishnamurthy (2000) - Learning Lessons from the Bangalore Urban Poverty Alleviation Programme: Participatory Approaches to Urban Development - IHS
  • Joop Wit (2000) - Towards Good Governance at the Local Level: the Role of Grassroots Institutions - ISS
  • Joop Wit & Haan P.De (1998) - Beleidsnotitie Institutionele Ontwikkeling: (White Paper Institutional Development including Instruments) (with Peter de Haan). The Hague: Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Joop Wit (1997) - Decentralisation, Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation in Urban India: Roles and Responses of Government, NGOs and Slum Communities - ISS
  • Joop Wit (1997) - Decentralization, Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation in Urban India. Roles and Responses of Government, NGOs and Slum Communities - ISS
  • Joop Wit (1996) - Report on a Short Mission to India in Relation to the Bangalore Poverty Programme (BUPP) - ISSAS
  • Joop Wit (1996) - Exploring Urban Poverty Alleviation Approaches in Indian Cities - ISSAS
  • Joop Wit (1996) - Urban Management and Urban Poverty Alleviation: Towards Realistic Approaches - ISS
  • Joop Wit (1992) - The Socio-Political Impact of Slum Upgrading in Madras, the Case of Anna Nagar 1982-1990. Urban Research Working Papers nr. 29. - Free University Press
  • Joop Wit (1950) - Handleiding Decentralisatie; (Practical Guidelines to assess and support Decentralisation Processes for Dutch Embassies). The Hague: Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Joop Wit (2013) - Tracing the welfare and livelihood choices of farm households following displacement through land recovery in Vietnam - International Institute of Social Studies
  • Joop Wit (2013) - Land governance of suburban areas of Vietnam. Dynamics and contestations of planning, housing and the environment - International Institute of Social Studies
  • Joop Wit, VS Luong, V C Le, TH Luong, VH Ha, TAT Dang, NB Dao, H Quang & TTT Mai (2012) - Assessing decentralised policy implementation in Vietnam. The case of land recovery and resettlement in the Vung Ang Economic Zone - International Institute of Social Studies
  • Joop Wit (2012) - Assessing Decentralised Policy Implementation in Vietnam; The case of land recovery and resettlement in the Vung Ang Economic Zone - International Institute of Social Studies
  • Joop Wit & A Akinyoade (2008) - Accountability in Formal and Informal Institutions: A Cross Country Analysis - ISS
  • BM Holzner & Joop Wit (2003) - Supporting Decentralised Urban Governance: Training Women Municipal Councillors in Mumbai, India - ISS

  • Joop Wit (2007) - General lecture on India's socio-economic development - General lecture on India's socio-economic development

  • Georgina Gomez & Joop Wit (2015) - Contestation and Contradicions in the Argentine Redes de Trueque - 3rd International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies

5401 Research Paper

Year
2020
Course Code
ISS-5401-20-21

4152 Development Policies and Practice

Year
2020
Course Code
ISS-4152-20-21

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