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2014

Halffman, Willem, "Hef die vereniging van universiteiten op, die kan niets", in: NRC, 11 September 2014, p. 16-17.

Roland Bal and Willem Halffman, "Topuniversiteit leidt tot extreme ongelijkheid", in: Volkskrant, 1 September 2014.

Daan Boezeman, Martijn Vink, Pieter Leroy & Willem Halffman, "Participation under a spell of instrumentalization? Reflections on action research in an entrenched climate adaptation policy process." in: Critical Policy Studies, 8(3).

Halffman, Willem, "De universiteit als kennismeent" in: Van Baardewijk, J. en A. Verbruggen, Waartoe is de universiteit op aarde?, Boom, 2014 (to appear)

2013

Halffman, Willem & Hans Radder, "Het academisch manifest: Van een bezette naar een publieke universiteit", in: Krisis, 3, Dec. 2013.

"Universities are occupied by Management, a regime obsessed with ‘accountability' through measurement, increased competition, efficiency, ‘excellence', and misconceived economic salvation. Given the occupation's absurd side-effects, we ask ourselves how Management has succeeded in taking over our precious universities. An alternative vision for the academic future consists of a public university, more akin to a socially engaged knowledge commons than to a corporation. We suggest some provocative measures to bring about such a university. However, as Management seems impervious to cogent arguments, such changes can only happen if academics take action. Hence, we explore several strategies for a renewed university politics."

2012

Halffman, Willem, Floris Heukelom, Klaas Landman, Christoph Lüthy, Esther-Mirjam Sent, Robert-Jan Wille, "De kenniseconomie valt niet centraal te sturen", Me Judice, 3 Sep 2012.

Halffman, Willem, Floris Heukelom, Klaas Landman, Christoph Lüthy, Esther-Mirjam Sent, Robert-Jan Wille, "De universiteit verdient meer vertrouwen", De Volkskrant, 3 Sep 2012, p21.

An abundance of vision and policy, but policy makers just don't get how a university contributes to well-being. It is not the beginning of a production line that produces money-making gizmos in the end. Opinion piece in Volkskrant and on Me Judice.

2011

Halffman, W., & Broekhans, B. (2011). The Landscape of Environmental Expertise. In W. Tuinstra (Ed.), Course Book Environmental Problems: Crossing Boundaries Between Science, Policy and Society. Heerlen: Open Universiteit.

Turnhout, E., & Halffman, W. (2011). Boundary work and environmental expertise. In W. Tuinstra (Ed.), Course Book Environmental Problems: Crossing Boundaries Between Science Heerlen: Open Universiteit.

2010

Halffman, W., & Van Hemert, M. (2010). CSOs’ interventions into agri-environmental issues. Nijmegen: EU FP7 Science in Society Programme.

De Vries, A., Halffman, W., & Hoppe, R. (2010). Policy workers tinkering with uncertainty: Dutch econometric policy advice in action. In H. K. Colebatch, R. Hoppe & M. Noordegraaf (Eds.), Working for Policy. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 91-109.

Halffman, Willem, and Roland Bal (2010), "Regulatory Futures in Retrospect", in: Johan Eriksson, Michael Gilek and Christina Rudén (eds.), Regulating Chemical Risks: European and Global Challenges, Dordrecht: Springer. (Original available at Springer.)

Halffman, Willem, and Loet Leydesdorff  (2010), "Is Inequality Among Universities Increasing? Gini Coefficients and the Elusive Rise of Elite Universities", Minerva, 48(1), 55-72. DOI:10.1007/s11024-010-9141-3
(Special issue on universities).

2009

Halffman, W. (2009). Measuring the Stakes: The Dutch Planning Bureaus. In P. Weingart & J. Lentsch (Eds.), Scientific Advice to Policy Making: International Comparison. Opladen: Barbara Budrich, pp.41-65.

Halffman, W. (2009). Book Review: Democratizing technology: risk, responsibility and the regulation of chemicals, by Anne Chapman, London, Earthscan, 2007. Journal of Risk Research, 12(7-8), 1035-1037.

2008

Halffman, Willem (2008), 'States of Nature: Nature and fish stock reports for policy' , Report for the Netherlands Consultative Committee of Sector Councils for research and development, RMNO preliminary study V.13, The Hague.
ISBN 978-90-72377-78-4

Halffman, W., De Vries, A., & Hoppe, R. (2008). Samen onzekerheid doenbaar maken: aanbevelingen voor verbeterde omgang met onzekerheden bij het Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving. Enschede: Universiteit Twente.

2007

Halffman, Willem (in preparation),  'Avocational science: amateurs and the naturalist tradition', paper presented at the Science and Democracy Network meeting, Cambridge, June 2007.

Halffman, Willem (in preparation), 'From Bargaining to Deliberation (and back again)? The Dutch spatial planning bureau.'

Halffman, Willem and Roland Bal (in preparation), 'After Impact: the evaluation of science advice to public policy',

2006

Halffman, Willem (2006) 'If agency is the answer, kindly repeat the question. Essay Review of Harbers et al., Inside the Politics of Technology', Science and Public Policy 33/6 (July): 469-72.

2005

Halffman, Willem (2005) 'Science/Policy Boundaries: National Styles?' Science and Public Policy 32/6: 457-67. doi:10.3152/147154305781779281

Halffman, Willem and Rob Hoppe (2005) 'Science/policy boundaries: a changing division of labour in Dutch expert policy advice.' in Sabine Maasen and Peter Weingart (eds), Democratization of expertise? Exploring novel forms of scientific advice in political decision-making (Dordrecht: Kluwer): 135-52.

Hoppe, Rob and Willem Halffman (2005) 'Dilemma of valse tegenstelling : het risico van simpele dichotomieën in het toezicht op riskante technische systemen', Beleidswetenschap 19/3: 52-63.

2004

Hoppe, Rob and Halffman, Willem (2004) 'Wetenschappelijke beleidsadvisering in Nederland. Trends en ontwikkelingen', Beleidswetenschap 18/1: 31-61.

2003

Willem Halffman,  Boundaries of Regulatory Science: Eco/toxicology and the regulation of aquatic hazards of chemicals in the US, England, and the Netherlands, 1970-1995, dissertation, University of Amsterdam, 2003, cum laude. (pdf synopsis)

Arco Timmermans, Rob Hoppe, Willem Halffman,  “Kamer laat steken vallen bij onderzoek” in: Trouw, Donderdag 9 oktober 2003, p. 19.

Willem Halffman, “Boundaries of Regulatory Science: Eco/toxicology and the regulation of aquatic hazards of chemicals in the US, England, and the Netherlands, 1970-1995”, EASST Review, Vol. 22 (2/3), November 2003, pp. 14-17.

Willem Halffman, 'De paradox van de wetenschapsonderzoeker' (review), Krisis, 2003, 2: 103-106.

Willem Halffman, 'What Science? Which Democracy?'. Paper presented at Paper for the Workshop "Science and Democracy, JF Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, July 2003.

Willem Halffman and Rob Hoppe, Rethinking Political Judgement and Science-based expertise: Research protocol, Rethinking project paper, 2003.

Willem Halffman and Rob Hoppe, Onzekerheid in wetenschappelijke beleidsadvisering en besluitvorming: literatuurscan, report for RIVM/MNP, 2003.

Willem Halffman and Rob Hoppe, 'Science/policy boundaries: a changing division of labour in Dutch expert policy advice'. Paper presented at Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook conference, Basel, December 2003.

1999

Chunglin Kwa, Willem Halffman, Leen Dresen, Frank Wamelink, Ankerpunten van het Klimaatonderzoek: Het Nationaal Onderzoek Programma Mondiale Luchtverontreiniging en Klimaatverandering en Verankering van het klimaatonderzoek in Nederland, RIVM, Bilthoven, 1999, report no. 410 200 034.

1998

Roland Bal and Willem Halffman, The Politics of Chemical Risk: Possible Regulatory Futures Proceedings of a Workshop held in Amsterdam, December 1998, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

1996

Willem Halffman and Roland Bal, “The Politics of Chemical Risk: Possible Regulatory Futures” in: Easst Review, 1996, jg.15, nr.1, p.18-23.

André van Raalte en Willem Halffman, De registratieplicht gevaarlijke stoffen geëvalueerd. [The obligation to register hazardous substances evaluated.] Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid, VUGA, Den Haag, september 1996, ISBN 90 5250 346 X.

Willem Halffman, “Technology Versus Democracy? The Failure of Constructivist Recipes for the Dilemmas of Environmental Determinism.” Paper presented at the 4S/EASST conference `Signatures of Knowledge Societies, Bielefeld, Germany, October 1996.

1995

Willem Halffman, “Nieuwe militaire technologie: vele doelen voorbij” (editoriaal en redactie van thema-nummer over militaire technologie) in: Zeno, nr. 2, 1995, p. 19.

 Willem Halffman, “Het consensusmodel als valstrik” in: Zeno, nr. 4, 1995, p. 9.

 Willem Halffman, “Een onbespoten college?” in: Zeno, nr. 5, 1995, p. 3.

1994

Willem Halffman, “The Boundary Between Ecology and Toxicology: an Outsider's Perspective.” in: John Cairns Jr. en Barbara Niederlehner (eds.), Ecological Toxicity Testing: Scale, Complexity, and Relevance. Lewis:Boca Raton, 1994.

Willem Halffman, “Milieugevaarlijke stoffen door een wetenschapsdynamische bril” in: Papyrus, 1994.

Willem Halffman, “Els Witte: een kritische onafhankelijke” in: Zeno, nr. 6, 1994, p. 38-9.

Willem Halffman, “Politieke beslissingen en experts.” Review of: Anthony Barker en B. Guy Peters (eds.), The Politics of Expert Advice: Creating, Using and Manipulating Scientific Knowledge for Public Policy, Edinburgh University Press, 1993, in: Zeno, nr. 3, 1994, p. 39.

Willem Halffman,  “Zal de electronische snelweg 's nachts ook onverlicht zijn?” in: Zeno, nr. 3, 1994, p. 35.

Willem Halffman and Roland Bal, “Verkiezingen en technologie.” in: Zeno, nr. 2, 1994, p. 3.

Willem Halffman and Roland Bal, “Technologie is overal, maar niet in de verkiezingen.” in: Zeno, nr. 2, 1994, p. 10-14.

1993

Willem Halffman, “Non-sociologie van de non-sociologie?” Review of: Rein De Wilde, Discipline en legende. De identiteit van de sociologie in Duitsland en de Verenigde Staten, 1870-1930, in: Kennis en Methode, jg. 17, nr. 3, 1993, p. 315-319.

Willem Halffman, “The Standardization of Chemical Risk: Boundaries Between Ecology, Toxicology, and US Regulatory Practice.” Paper for the Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference, Purdue University, Indiana, 19-21 november 1993.

1992

Willem Halffman, “De marginale Professie” Review of: Sjaak Koenis, Tussen marge en professie: Frankfurt en Chicago: twee visies op de praktische rol van sociologen. Proefschrift, van Gennep, Serie Kennis en Openbare Mening, Amsterdam 1991, in: Krisis, jg. 12, nr. 46, maart 1992, p. 78-82.

Willem Halffman, “Aspects of the Boundary Between Ecology and Toxicology” Paper for theJoint Conference of the Society for Social Studies of Science and the European Association for Science Studies, Gotenburg, Zweden, Augustus 1992.

1991

Frank Wamelink and Willem Halffman, “a498wim@HASARA11-&-a498frnk@HASARA11 Science and Technology Studies: The Graduate Perspective. A Postmodern Adventure.” in: EASST Newsletter, jg. 10, nr. 1/2, 1991, p. 11-27.