dr. (Erhard) G.E. Berner

dr. (Erhard) G.E. Berner

Associate Professor International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Academic Staff Unit
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
4.34
Telephone
+31 70 4260598
Email
berner@iss.nl

Latest academic publication

G.E. Berner (2016). Housing Disablement: Market Failures, Haphazard Policies and the Global Proliferation of Slums. In G.M. Gomez & P. Knorringa (Eds.), Local Governance, Economic Development and Institutions (EADI Global Development Series) (pp. 98-117). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

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Erhard Berner has done extensive research on urban poverty and community responses in the Philippines and elsewhere, and published a book and numerous articles on the subject. He has also served as a consultant to UN-Habitat, the World Bank, international and Dutch NGOs, and government institutions in the fields of urban poverty, housing, basic services, and small business promotion. Current research focuses on local effects of globalization, urban governance, microenterprises and poverty alleviation.

      • G.E. Berner (2016). 'Zur Wohnungsfrage' im 21. Jahrhundert: Marktversagen, hilflose Politik und die globale Ausbreitung von Slums. Peripherie: Zeitschrift für Politik und Ökonomie in der Dritten Welt, 36 (141), 10-32.
      • G.E. Berner, G.M. Gomez & P. Knorringa (2012). `Helping a large number of people become a little less poor¿. The logic of survival entrepreneurs. European Journal of Development Research, 24 (3), 382-396. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/ejdr.2011.61
      • G.E. Berner & G.M. Gomez, P. Knorringa (2011). "Ein bisschen weniger arm": Die Logik der Subsistenzunternehmer. Peripherie: Zeitschrift für Politik und Ökonomie in der Dritten Welt, 121, 7-26.
      • J.W. de Wit & G.E. Berner (2009). Progressive Patronage? Municipalities, NGOs, CBOs and the Limits to Slum Dwellers¿ Empowerment. Development and Change, 40 (5), 927-947.
      • G.E. Berner & P. Knorringa (2007). The Logic of Survival Business. Development ISSues, 9 (2), 15-17.
      • G.E. Berner & B. Phillips (2005). Left to Their Own Devices: Community Self-help between Alternative Development and Neoliberalism. Community Development Journal, 40 (1), 17-29.
      • G.E. Berner (2005). Netzlichkeits-Fetischismus: Sozialkapital und die ekonomisierung des Sozialen. Peripherie, 25 (99), 286-305.
      • G.E. Berner (2005). Help-less Illusions: Why Poverty Alleviation is Impossible without Redistributive Action. Development and Cooperation, 32 (6), 248-249.
      • G.E. Berner & B. Phillips (2005). Participation: Opportunity, Burden or Ritual. Development ISSues, 7 (2), 3.
      • G.E. Berner & B. Phillips (2004). Selbsthilfe oder unterlassene Hilfeleistung: Die Flucht des Entwicklungsstaats aus der Fursorgepflicht. Peripherie, 24 (96), 500-514.
      • G.E. Berner (2002). Global Citadels and Ghettos: The Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion in Cebu City. Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society, 29 (3), 211-225.
      • G.E. Berner (2001). Learning From Informal Markets: Innovative Approaches to Land and Housing Provision. Development in Practice, 11 (2), 292-307.
      • G.E. Berner (2000). Globalisation, Market Failures and Self-help Housing Strategies of the Urban Poor: Some Lessons from the Philippines (in Russian). Russian Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 4 (4), 140-158.
      • G.E. Berner (2000). Alleviamento della povert¿d espulsione dei pi¿ poveri: verso una riforma fondiria urban nelle Filippine (in Italian).,. Storia Urbana, 24 (91), 163-180.
      • G.E. Berner (2000). Poverty Alleviation and the Eviction of the Poorest: Towards Urban Land Reform in the Philippines. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 24 (3), 554-566.
      • G.E. Berner (1997). Opportunities and Insecurities: Globalisation, Localities and the Struggle for Urban Land in Manila. European Journal of Development Research, 9. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09578819708426682
      • G.E. Berner (1997). Alltagsleben, Gruppenbildung und Konflikte um Staedtisches Land: Lokalitateten und Lokale Organisationen in Manila. Zeitschrift fuer Soziologie, 26, 115-127.
      • G.E. Berner (1997). Armutsbekaempfung und die Bekaempfung der ¿rmsten: Landtransfer-Programme in Philippinischen Staedten. Internationales Asienforum, 28, 211-228.
      • G.E. Berner (1997). Opportunities and Insecurities: Globalisation, Localities and the Struggle for Urban Land in Manila. European Journal of Development Research, 9, 167-182.
      • G.E. Berner & K. R. (1996). Urbanisierung und Zivilisierung. In: H. Buchholt, E.U. Heidt and G. Stauth (eds.): Modernit¿zwischen Differenzierung und Globalisierung. M¿nster.
      • G.E. Berner (1995). Globalization and Local Resistance: The Creation of Localities in Manila and Bangkok. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 18 (2).
      • G.E. Berner (1994). Einflu¿meteorologischer Faktoren auf Eintritt und Verlauf von Geburten. PerinatalMedizin, 6.
      • G.E. Berner & S. Smirnov (2004). Innovative Methods of Urban Governance. Novosibirsk: Novosibirisk State Academy of Econ. & Manag & ISS
      • G.E. Berner (1997). Defending a Place in the City: Localities and the Struggle for Urban Land in Metro Manila. Ateneo de Manila University Press
      • G.E. Berner (2016). Housing Disablement: Market Failures, Haphazard Policies and the Global Proliferation of Slums. In G.M. Gomez & P. Knorringa (Eds.), Local Governance, Economic Development and Institutions (EADI Global Development Series) (pp. 98-117). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
      • G.E. Berner (2016). Un-fassbare Armut: Definitionsprobleme und politische Brisanz. In K. Fischer, G. Hauck & M. Boatca (Eds.), Handbuch Entwicklungsforschung (Springer NachschlageWissen) (pp. 169-180). Wiesbaden: Springer[go to publisher's site]
      • G.E. Berner (2012). Informal Housing: Asia. In Susan.J. Smith, Marja Elsinga, Lorna Fox O’Mahony & Seow.Eng Ong (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home (pp. 56-62). Oxford: Elsevier
      • G.E. Berner (2010). Participation between tyranny and emancipation. In G.M. Gomez, A.A. Corradi, P. Goulart & R. Namara (Eds.), Participation for what: social change or social control? (pp. 1-7) The Hague: ISS/Erasmus University Rotterdam
      • G.E. Berner (2002). World Marketplaces and Citadels: Globalization and Social Exclusion in Cebu City, The Philippines. In Paris: Karthala
      • G.E. Berner (2002). World Marketplaces and Citadels: Globalization and Social Exclusion in Cebu City, The Philippines. In EADI/GEMDEV (Ed.), Europe and the South in the 21st Century: Challenges for Renewed Cooperation. Paris: Karthala
      • G.E. Berner (2001). Manila. In (pp. 150-155) Salzburg: Geospace
      • G.E. Berner (2001). Kollektive Strategien, Herrschaft und Widerstand: Zur Relevanz einer Theorie strategischer Gruppen in der Entwicklungssoziologie. In (pp. 113-132) M¿nster: Lit Verlag
      • G.E. Berner (1998). The Metropolitan Dilemma. In (pp. 98-116) London: Zed Books
      • G.E. Berner (2004). Book Review of "Urban Livelihoods: A People-centred Approach to reducing Poverty" (Carole Rakodi with Tony Lloyd-Jones eds., London and Sterling, V.A. Earthscan, 2002, xxii+306pp) [Bespreking van het boek Book Review of "Urban Livelihoods: A People-centred Approach to reducing Poverty" (Carole Rakodi with Tony Lloyd-Jones eds., London and Sterling, V.A. Earthscan, 2002, xxii+306pp)]. Development and Change, 35, 396-397.
      • G.E. Berner (2003). Book Review of "Holding their Ground: Secure Land Tenure for the Urban Poor in Developing Countries" (Alain Durand-Lasserve and Lauren Royston eds, London: Earthscan, 2002. xvi+264pp) [Bespreking van het boek Book Review of "Holding their Ground: Secure Land Tenure for the Urban Poor in Developing Countries" (Alain Durand-Lasserve and Lauren Royston eds, London: Earthscan, 2002. xvi+264pp)]. Development and Change, 34, 782-783.
      • G.E. Berner (2003). Book Review of "The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators" (C. Landry ed. London: Earthscan, 2000, xviii+300pp.) [Bespreking van het boek Book Review of "The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators" (C. Landry ed. London: Earthscan, 2000, xviii+300pp.)]. Development and Change, 34, 205-206.
      • G.E. Berner (1997). Book Review of "Issues in Urban Development: Case Studies from Indonesia" [P.J.M. Nas ed.] [Bespreking van het boek Book Review of "Issues in Urban Development: Case Studies from Indonesia" [P.J.M. Nas ed.]]. Internationales Asienforum, 28, 98-101.
      • G.E. Berner (1997). Book Review of "The Dynamics of Metropolitan Management in Southeast Asia" [J. Rueland ed.] [Bespreking van het boek Book Review of "The Dynamics of Metropolitan Management in Southeast Asia" [J. Rueland ed.]]. Internationales Asienforum, 28.
      • P. Knorringa & G.E. Berner (2008). Evaluation of Woord en Daad SMED Activities carried out in Cooperation with CSS in Bangladesh. The Hague: ISS
      • G.E. Berner & D. Mahadevia (2006). Inclusive Megacities in a Globalising World. The Hague: IDPAD
      • G.E. Berner & N. Awortwi (2005). Final project report on Tailor-made Training Programme 'Strengthening Good Urban Governance towards Social and Economic Development in Vietnam'. The Hague: ISS
      • G.E. Berner (2003). Socializing Economics or Economizing Human Relations? Social Capital, Utility Fetishism and Economic Imperialism (Consultancy Report for UNIDO). :
      • G.E. Berner (2003). Community Development and Assistance to the Poorest: Have the Twain finally met? Evaluation of the Community Empowerment, Mobilisation and Development Project in Keraniganj and Kamlapur, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Consultancy Report for Concern Worldwide). :
      • F.C.M. Wils, W. Klaassen, F. Sutmuller, G. Ast, G.E. Berner, J. Smet & W. Westerman (2001). UNCHS/Habitat's Programme in Northern Iraq During the Last Four Years: Independent Technical Evaluation. The Hague: ISS
      • G.E. Berner & P. Knorringa (1998). Poverty Alleviation in South and Southeast Asia: Nepal Refresher Course Report. The Hague: ISS
      • G.E. Berner (2007). Of slums and gated communities: Failures of formal and informal land markets in developing cities (Paper presented at the Fourth Urban Research Symposium, World Bank, Washington DC, 14-16 May 2007).
      • G.E. Berner (2006). Die ekonomische Bedeutung der asiatischen Megacities: Ist die 'Global City' die Schaltstelle der globalen Wirtschaft? (Paper presented at the Die Zukunft der Stadt: Mega-Cities in Asien workshop organised by BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Munich, Germany, 13 November 2006).
      • G.E. Berner (2005). Networks, Strategies and Resistance: The Concept of Strategic Groups Revisited (Keynote Address at the conference on 'Strategische Gruppen in der Entwicklungssoziologie' organised by Section Development Sociology of the German Sociological Society, 3-4 November 2005, Essen, Germany).
      • G.E. Berner (2005). Wirtschaftswachstum, Umverteilung und Armutsreduzierung (Paper presented at the 40th Development Policy Dialogue (public debate) organised by Society for International Development, Centre for Development Research, Bonn, Germany, 27 September 2005).
      • G.E. Berner & B. Phillips (2003). Left to their own Devices? Community Self-help between Alternative Development and Neoliberalism (Paper presented at the Conference organized by N-AERUS on 'Beyond the neoliberal consensus on urban development: Other voices from Europe and the South', Paris, 15-17 May 2003).
      • G.E. Berner (2002). Left to Their Own Devices: Chances and Shortcomings of Self-help Approaches to Tackling Housing Poverty (Paper presented at the ISS 50th Anniversary Conference on 'Globalization, Conflict and Poverty', The Hague, 7-9 October 2002).
      • G.E. Berner (2001). Informal Developers, Patrons, and the State: Institutions and Regulatory Mechanisms in Popular Housing Workshop (Paper presented at the Conference organized by ESF/N-AERUS, Leuven, 23-26 May 2001).
      • G.E. Berner (2000). Land and Housing in Megacities: Market Failures and Innovative Policies (Paper presented at the Workshop organized by ESF/N-AERUS and UNRISD, Geneva, 3-6 May 2000).
      • G.E. Berner (2000). Global Citadels: Inequality and Exclusion in Globalizing Cities (Paper presented at the Congress organized by the Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Petersburg, 27-30 September 2000).
      • G.E. Berner (1999). World Marketplaces and Citadels: Globalization and Social Exclusion in Cebu City, The Philippines (Paper presented at the 9th EADI Conference on Europe and the South in the 21st Century: Challenges for Renewed Cooperation, 22-25 September 1999).
      • G.E. Berner & D. Conyers (1998). Globalization and Local Development: An Introduction.
      • G.E. Berner (1998). Social Structure and Human Agency: An Introduction.
      • G.E. Berner (1996). Opportunities and Insecurities: Globalization, Localities and the Struggle for Urban Land in Manila. (Paper presented at EADI General Conference 'Globalization, Competitiveness and Human Security', Vienna, September 11-13).
      • G.E. Berner (1996). The Metropolitan Dilemma: Global Society, Localities and the Struggle for Urban Land in Manila. ( Paper presented at the Fifth International Philippine Studies Conference, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, April 14-16).
      • G.E. Berner (1995). Globalization and Local Struggles for Urban Land. (Paper presented at the symposion on Urban Studies, San Carlos University, Cebu City, September 11).
      • G.E. Berner (1995). The Metropolitan Dilemma: Global Society, Localities and the Struggle for Urban Land in Manila. (Paper presented at the EIDOS-Conference: 'Globalisation and (De-)Civilisation', Wageningen, December 14-16).
      • G.E. Berner (1992). Imelda und Nic: Lokalit¿n, Konflikte und Alltagspolitik in Slumgebieten in Metro Manila. (Conference: 'Die Dritte Welt und wir', Osnabr¿ck, October 5-8.).
      • G.E. Berner (1990). Internationalization and Localization in the World City. (Paper presented in the Tenth Bielefeld Colloquium on Southeast Asia: 'Southeast Asian Urbanism', Bielefeld, October 13-14).
      • G.E. Berner (1989). Clubs and Associations in a Philippine Small Town: Social Functions and Political Significance. (Paper presented at the Ninth Bielefeld Colloquium on Southeast Asia: 'Lowland Christian Filipino Civilisation", Bielefeld, May 19 - 20).
      • G.E. Berner (1989). Clubs and Associations in a Philippine Small Town: Social Functions and Political Significance. (Paper presented on the Ninth Bielefeld Colloquium on Southeast Asia: 'Lowland Christian Filipino Civilisation", Bielefeld, May 19 - 20).
      • G.E. Berner (2010). A tale of two cities: Market failures, haphazard policies and the global proliferation of slums. Metropolis Conference ‘Justice and Migration: Paradoxes of Belonging’: The Hague (2010, oktober 4 - 2010, oktober 8).
      • G.E. Berner, G.M. Gomez & P. Knorringa (2008). The Logic of Survival Entrepreneurs and the Moral Economy of the Slum. Conference on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: Concepts, Measurements, and Impacts: Helsinki (2008, augustus 21 - 2008, augustus 23).
      • J.W. de Wit & G.E. Berner (2007). Progressive patronage? NGOs, community-based organizations, and the limits to slum dwellers empowerment. 8th Conference Grassroots-led Urban Development: Achievements, Potentials, Limitations": London (2007, september 6 - 2007, september 8).
  • Associate Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
    Department
    Academic Staff Unit
    Telephone
    +31 70 4260598
  • Development Policies and Practice

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    Global Poverty, Local Solutions

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    Local Governance & Community Development

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    Local Governance & Community Development
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    Poverty, Gender and Social Protection

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    Poverty, Gender and Social Protection
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    Poverty, Gender and Social Protection
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    Global Poverty, Local Solutions
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    Poverty, Gender and Social Protection
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