dr. (Kees) C.H. Biekart

dr. (Kees) C.H. Biekart

Associate Professor of Political Sociology Member Facullty Co-ordination Committee (FCC) Member Civic Innovation Research Initiative (CIRI) Staff member Teaching team Social Justice Perspectives (SJP) Co-Editor Development and Change

Associate Professor International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Academic Staff Unit
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
3.02
Telephone
+31 70 4260566
Email
biekart@iss.nl

Latest academic publication

A. Fowler & K. Biekart (2017). Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives for Sustainable Development Goals: The Importance of Interlocutors. Public Administration and Development, 37 (2), 81-93. doi: 10.1002/pad.1795

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Kees Biekart is Associate Professor in Political Sociology at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

His area of expertise is in NGOs, social movements, civil society, and foreign aid, in particular in relation to Latin America. He also works on participatory research methods and action research techniques. Before coming to ISS he worked as a research co-ordinator with the Transnational Institute (TNI) in Amsterdam, and as a Lecturer at Leiden University.

He obtained his MA in International Relations (1989) and his PhD in Political Science (1999), both with distinction (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam. He has served as the President of the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS) and is a Board Member of the Transnational Institute (TNI).

He has co-ordinated the Knowledge Programme on Civil Society Building with Hivos, and is currently leading the Civic Driven Change Think Tank together with professor Alan Fowler. In addition, he is a co-editor of the ISS journal Development and Change.

      • W. Harcourt, K. Biekart & P. Knorringa (2016). Conclusion: Moving Agendas Forward. In K. Biekart, W. Harcourt & P. Knorringa (Eds.), Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation (Routledge Studies in Development Economics, 123) (pp. 251-266). Abington, UK: Routledge
      • K. Biekart, W. Harcourt & P. Knorringa (2016). Introduction: Giving Meaning to Civic Innovation. In K. Biekart, W. Harcourt & P. Knorringa (Eds.), Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation (Routledge Studies in Development Economics, 123) (pp. 1-19). Abington, UK; New York, NY: Rouledge
      • K. Biekart & K.A. Siegmann (2016). Minding the gap between activism and academia – or bridging it? Reflections on how to do civic innovation research. In K. Biekart, W. Harcourt & P. Knorringa (Eds.), Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation (Routledge Studies in Development Economics, 123) (pp. 233-250). Abington, UK; New York, NY: Routledge
      • K. Biekart & S.I. Bergh (2016). Can consultants be civic innovators? Exploring their roles as auditors and allies. In K. Biekart, W. Harcourt & P. Knorringa (Eds.), Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation (Routledge Studies in Development Economics) (pp. 67-86). Abington, UK: Routledge
      • K. Biekart (2014). New challenges for Brazilian civil society actors within the changing context of international cooperation. In P.M.E Mendonça, M.A Alves & F.do.A Nogueira (Eds.), The Institutional Architecture of Support to Civil Society Organizations in Brazil (pp. 80-97). São Paulo: FGV[go to publisher's site]
      • K. Biekart (2013). Ten tested propositions on citizen action (based on the Antwerp 'street parliament'). In J. Specker & M. Hindriks (Eds.), Can 'democracy by doing' deepen democracy? (pp. 40-43) Den Haag: Hivos-ISS-WRR
      • K. Biekart (2013). Novos desafios para os atores da sociedade civil brasileira em un contexto de mudancas na cooperacao internacional. In P. Mendonca (Ed.), Arquitetura Institucional de Apoio às OSCs no Brasil (pp. 80-98). Sao Paulo: Editora FGV
      • A.F. Fowler & K. Biekart (2012). Citizenship and the politics of Civic Driven Change. In C. MacFarland & D. Petty (Eds.), Citizenship: practices, types and challenges (America in the 21st Century: Political and Economic Issues) (pp. 77-90). Hauppage, NY: Nova Publishers
      • K. Biekart & A.F. Fowler (2011). El cambio dirigido por la acción cívica: Implicaciones y aplicaciones. In K. Biekart & A. Fowler (Eds.), Cambio dirigido por la acción cívica: El poder de la imaginación ciudadana (pp. 259-282). Barcelona: Icaria
      • K. Biekart & A.F. Fowler (2011). El cambio dirigido por la acción cívica: El poder de la imaginación ciudadana. In K. Biekart & A. Fowler (Eds.), Cambio dirigido por la acción cívica: El poder de la imaginación ciudadana (pp. 11-35). Barcelona: Icaria
      • K. Biekart & A.F. Fowler (2010). Civic-driven change: A concise guide to the basics. In A.F. Fowler & Chiku Malunga (Eds.), NGO management : The Earthscan companion (pp. 70-80). London/Washington: Earthscan
      • K. Biekart (2009). Civil society participation in donor-driven governance programmes: Experiences from Central America. In Wil Hout & Richard Robison (Eds.), Governance and the depoliticisation of development (Routledge/GARNET series: Europe in the world, 4) (pp. 152-165). London: Routledge
      • K. Biekart & V. Fox Parekh (2009). Linking, learning, and leaving : Dutch experiments promoting global citizen action. In P. Hoebink (Ed.), The Netherlands Yearbook on International Cooperation (pp. 129-144). Assen: Van Gorcum
      • K. Biekart (2008). Learning from Latin America : Recent trends in European NGO policy-making. In A.J. Bebbington, S. Hickey & D.C. Mitlin (Eds.), Can NGOs Make a Difference? : The Challenge of Development Alternatives (pp. 71-89). London/New York: Zed Books
      • A.F. Fowler & K. Biekart (2008). Civic driven change: citizen's imagination in action. In A.F. Fowler & C.H. Biekart (Eds.), Civic driven change : Citizen's imagination in action (pp. 11-25). Den Haag: Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
      • A.F. Fowler & K. Biekart (2008). Civic Driven Change: Implications for Aided Development. In A.F. Fowler & C.H. Biekart (Eds.), Civic Driven Change: Citizen's Imagination in Action (pp. 173-187). The Hague: ISS
      • K. Biekart (2001). The impact of private aid agencies on civil society development', in Arts et al., Non-State Actors in International Relations. In -. Aldershot/Brookfield: Ashgate
      • K. Biekart (2001). 'The double defeat of the revolutionary Left in Central America', in Demmers et al., Miraculous Metamorphoses: The Neoliberalization of Latin American Populism. In -. London: Zed Books
      • K. Biekart (1999). Northern private aid agencies and transnational civil society', in Arts and Roozendaal (eds) The Influence of Non-Governmental Organizations on International and Transnational Politics. Amsterdam/Nijmegen, ASSR/NICE. In -
      • K. Biekart (1999). European NGOs and democratisation in Central America: Assessing performance in the light of changing priorities', in Edwards and Hulme (eds), Non-Governmental Organisations - Performance and Accountability. In -. London: Earthscan
      • K. Biekart (1999). 'Evaluaci¿el impacto de la cooperaci¿ogubernamental al desarollo orientada al fortalecimiento de la sociedad civil', en Alonso & Mosley (eds), La eficacia de la cooperaci¿nternacional al desarrollo: Evaluaci¿e la ayuda. Madrid, AECI-UIMP-ICEI. In -
      • M. Monteiro & K. Biekart (2014). Maatschappelijk organisaties, de weg kwijt? In S. Verwer, L. Schulpen & R. Ruben (Eds.), Hoe nu verder? 65 jaar Nederlandse ontwikkelingssamenwerking (pp. 248-258). Arnhem: LM Publishers[go to publisher's site]
      • K. Biekart (Ed.). (2013) Development and Change, 44(3).
      • A. Bayat & K. Biekart (Eds.). (2009) Development and Change, 40(5).
      • K. Biekart, C. Manguiy, A. Mold & S.M. Murshed (Eds.). (2005) European Journal of Development Research, 17(3).
      • K. Biekart (Ed.). (2013) Development and Change, 44(3).
      • M. van Wessel, L. Schulpen, D. Hilhorst & K. Biekart (2017). Mapping the Expectations of the Dutch Strategic Partnerships for Lobby and Advocacy. (Extern rapport). Wageningen: Wageningen University; Radboud University; Institute of Social Studies
      • K. Biekart & A.F. Fowler (2016). Synthesis Report: Country Ownership – Building from Within. (Extern rapport, Comparative Studies of Multi-stakeholder Initiatives (MSI studies), no I). The Hague: Secretariat of the Task Team on CSO Development Effectiveness and Enabling Environment
      • K. Biekart & A.F. Fowler (2012). Civic Driven Change 2012: an update on the basics. (Preprints). The Hagues: International Institute of Social Studies
      • A.F. Fowler & K. Biekart (2011). Civic driven change: a narrative to bring politics back into civil society discourse. (Preprints, ISS working papers series., no 529). The Hague: International Institute of Social Studies
      • K. Biekart & R.A. Icaza Garza (2011). Knowledge dialogues with Central American social movements: synthesis research report. (Intern rapport). The Hague: International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
      • K. Biekart & A. Bebbington (2007). Northern NGOs and indigenous organizations in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia: Reflecting on the past to look to the future (Synthesis Report). (Intern rapport). The Hague/Lima: ISS/CEPES
      • K. Biekart (2005). Latin America Policies of European NGOs: Recent Trends and Perspectives. (Extern rapport). Utrecht: ICCO-ALOP
      • K. Biekart (2002). Dutch Cofinancing Agencies and Civil Society Building. Synthesis and analysis of case studies in Mali, India and Nicaragua. Report to the Dutch parliament. The Hague: Steering Committee for the Evaluation of the Dutch Cofinancing Programme and DGIS/DSI. : -
      • K. Biekart (1999). NGO Country Profile El Salvador. Oegstgeest-Den Haag, GOM/DGIS. : -
      • N. de Jong, J. Rafaél del Cid, K. Biekart & A.G. Dijkstra (2007). Cooperación internacional y Ejecución Nacional ? Importa la calidad? Honduras country report 2007. Evaluation and monitoring of poverty reduction strategies in Latin America. (Extern rapport). Stockholm: Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)
      • N. de Jong, R. Cid, K. Biekart & A.G. Dijkstra (2006). Honduras: Que paso con la ERP? Evaluation and monitoring of poverty reduction strategies in Latin America. (Extern rapport). Stockholm: Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)
      • M. Jimenez, T. Carothers, K. Biekart & R. Zelaya (2003). Report on the evaluation of the IMD programme in Guatemala 2002 - 2003. (Extern rapport, IMD publication). Den Haag: Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy[go to publisher's site]
      • K. Biekart & R.A. Icaza Garza (2011). Knowledge dialogues with Central American social movements. Paper presented at the Hivos-ISS Synthesis Workshop Knowledge Programme Civil Society Building: Institute of Social Studies, The Hague (2011, mei 23).
      • K. Biekart & A.F. Fowler (2011). (Re)locating civil society in the politics of civic driven change. Paper presented at the 13th EADI General Conference: University of York, York (United Kingdom) (2011, september 19 - 2011, september 22).
      • K. Biekart & A.F. Fowler (2009). Civic Driven Change: A concise guide to the basics. Civic Driven Change: The Hague.
      • K. Biekart & A.F. Fowler (2016). Effective Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives through Civic Engagement. 12th International Conference, International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR): 'The Third Sector in Transition: Accountability, Transparency, and Social Inclusion': Stockholm (2016, juni 28 - 2016, juli 1).
  • Associate Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
    Department
    Academic Staff Unit
    Telephone
    +31 70 4260566
  • Research Paper Preparation

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    2017
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    TERM1B

    Mixed Methods for S. D. Research

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    Mixed Methods for S. D. Research
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    2017
    Period
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    Participatory Action Research

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    Participatory Action Research
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM3

    Social Movements and Civic Innovation

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    Social Movements and Civic Innovation
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM3

    Research Paper

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    Research Paper
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    2017
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    TERM4

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    2017
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    TERM1A, TERM1B, TERM2, TERM3, TERM4

    Research Paper Preparation

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    Research Paper Preparation
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM1B

    Mixed Methods for S. D. Research

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    Mixed Methods for S. D. Research
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM2

    Participatory Action Research

    Title
    Participatory Action Research
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM3

    Contemporary Perspectives on Social Just

    Title
    Contemporary Perspectives on Social Just
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM1B

    Social Movements and Civic Innovation

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    Social Movements and Civic Innovation
    Year
    2016
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    2016
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    Participatory Action Research

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    Participatory Action Research
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    2016
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    Social Movements, NGOs and Civil Society

    Title
    Social Movements, NGOs and Civil Society
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    2016
    Period
    TERMPHD

    Contemporary Perspectives on Social Just

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    Contemporary Perspectives on Social Just
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  • Development and Change

    Role
    Co-Editor
    Start Date
    Sep/2005
  • EADI

    Start Date
    Jul/2014
    End Date
    Jun/2018
    Place
    BONN (GERMANY)
    Description
    Executive Committee

    Oxfam-Novib/Project Advies Commissie

    Start Date
    May/2007
    End Date
    Is current
    Place
    DEN HAAG
    Description
    Advisering/Consultancy

    Radboud Universiteit/CIDIN/AMID

    Start Date
    Nov/2007
    End Date
    Is current
    Place
    NIJMEGEN
    Description
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    Society for International Development

    Start Date
    Jul/2014
    End Date
    Jun/2019
    Place
    DEN HAAG

    UvA/CEDLA/Algemeen Bestuur

    Start Date
    Nov/2006
    End Date
    Is current
    Place
    AMSTERDAM
    Description
    Advisering/Consultancy

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