New publication on the forces that instrumentalise participation,
studying climate adaptation in Dutch water management:
Boezeman, D., Vink, M., Leroy, P., & Halffman, W. (2014).
Participation under a spell of instrumentalization? Reflections on
action research in an entrenched climate adaptation policy process.
Critical Policy Studies, 8(4). doi: dx.doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2014.950304.
(Not open access, sorry.)
Why I think the VSNU, the association of universities in the Netherlands,
no longer represents the universities:
an opinion piece in the Dutch newspaper NRC.
Roland Bal and I think a Dutch "top university" would have some huge
disadvantages, in an
opinion piece in the Volkskrant (in Dutch). (Sep 2014)
Here is a
radio interview about the piece (in Dutch).
I have chaired a two-week
on Water, Health, and Sustainable Development, where I will be teaching
about assumptions and world views in science and engineering, with the
Alliance for Water, Health and Development. (Aug 2014)
wrote a chapter in Waartoe is de universiteit op aarde? (Verbrugge
and Van Baardewijk) about a public university as a knowledge commons. It was
presented at the Night of
the University, Amsterdam, June 2014.
in Spanning about the Academic Manifesto - in Dutch. (To be clear: I
am not a member of any political party. March 2014)
debate about the state of the university, at the
Radboud University Soeterbeeck programme (with
sound recording - in Dutch, May
Experimenting with teaching online:
History of Biology.
New publication: W. Hallfman & Hans Radder (2013) "Het Academisch Manifest", Krisis,
3 (in Dutch). "Universities are occupied by Management, a regime
obsessed with ‘accountability' through measurement, increased competition,
efficiency, ‘excellence', and misconceived economic salvation." (Jan 2014)