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Current facets (Pre-Master)

EUR Sustainable Faculty

NameArea of expertise/interest
Murat ArselPolitical economy and social theory, particularly regarding the interface between capitalism and nature-society relationships in rapidly developing societies
Saradindu Bhaduri (current Prince Claus Chairholder)Grassroots and frugal innovations in the informal economy, technology and development (technological capability, intellectual property rights, science based regulation making in the context of economic development).
Saturnino (Jun) BorrasAgrarian political economy and political sociology (and include: land politics and policies, (trans)national agrarian movements, NGOs and civil society, food policies and politics, forestry, agricultural development and trade, rural livelihoods, state-society interactions in rural development, rural conflict and development, plantation workers, biofuels and global land grabbing, 'land-energy-food sovereignty' – internationally, but with special regional interests on Southeast Asia, China, Southern Africa, and Southern America, and on international institutional 'spaces' of state- society interactions
Des GasperDevelopment theory and development ethics: public policy analysis, including policy argumentation, evaluation, 'logical framework analysis', methodologies of policy analysis, and southern Africa
Wendy HarcourtSexual and reproductive rights, environment, globalization and development from a gender perspective
Peter KnorringaPrivate sector and development, entrepreneurship, global and local sustainability standards, Fourth Industrial Revolution and development opportunities and frugal innovation.
Hans OpschoorEnvironmental and ecological economics
Lorenzo PellegriniSources of corruption, effects of corruption on environmental policies and economic development, institutional determinants of long-run economic development, institutional settings and collective action in environmental management, natural resources dependency and poverty
Mohamed SalihDevelopment, sustainable development, theories and applications of governance, conflict studies, political institutions (parliaments, political parties) and democracy-development interfaces (particulary in Africa and Middle East)
Max SpoorTransition and development: rural poverty, inequality, social exclusion, inclusive growth and environmental sustainability in developing and transition economies
Irene van StaverenFeminist economics, heterodox economics, pluralist economics and social economics. Specialized in ethics and economic philosophy