Leo de Haan is Professor of Development Studies and former Rector of the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Professor De Haan is the former director of the African Studies Centre (ASC), Leiden and Professor of Development in Sub-Sahara Africa at Leiden University. Before directing ASC Leiden he was Professor of Development Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen and director of the Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen (CIDIN).
His previous research focused on the commercialization of agriculture, environmental management, pastoral livelihoods and resource conflicts among peasants and pastoralists, with an emphasis on Africa.
His current research interests are the developmental state and the conceptualization of rural and urban livelihoods; international and national migration patterns resulting in the multi-locality of livelihoods; and the multi-dimensionality of poverty in the Global South.
L.J. de Haan & A. Kamanzi (2011). Who Gets Drunk at the Bottom of the Pyramid When a Bottle of Whisky is Dropped from the Top? Development Cooperation as a Chain of Political Arenas. In P. Hoebink (Ed.), The Netherlands Yearbook on International Cooperation 2009 (pp. 119-140). Assen: Van Gorcum
L.J. de Haan (2009). Dutch Africa Policy 1998-2006: What for? In P. Hoebink (Ed.), The Netherlands Yearbook on International Cooperation 2008 (pp. 19-25). Assen: Van Gorcum
L.J. de Haan (2008). Livelihoods and the articulation of space. In P. Hebinck, S. Slootweg & L. Smith (Eds.), Tales of Development: People, Power and Space (pp. 51-60). Assen: Van Gorcum
P. Chabal, U. Engel & L.J. de Haan (2007). Introduction. In P. Chabal, U. Engel & L. de Haan (Eds.), African Alternatives (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2) (pp. 1-8). Leiden: Brill
M. Kaag, J. Brons, M. de Bruin, L.J. de Haan, G. Nooteboom, R. van Berkel, H. van Dijk & A. Zoomers (2004). Ways Forward in Livelihood Research. In Globalization and Development: Themes and Concepts in Current Research (pp. 49-74). Amsterdam: Wolters Kluwer Publishers
P. Chabal, U. Engel & L.J. de Haan (Ed.). (2007). African Alternatives (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2). Leiden: Brill
L.J. de Haan (2015, juni 18). Livelihoods in Development. The Hague, Valedictory lecture in abridged form delivered on 18 June 2015 on the occasion of Professor de Haan's departure as Rector of the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam.[go to publisher's site]