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Name O Hospes

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DescriptionAssociate Professor
OrganizationDepartment of Social Sciences
Organization UnitPublic Administration and Policy
Phone+31 317 483 399
Secretarial phone+31 317 482 957
Phone 2+31 317 482 957
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Visiting addressHollandseweg 1
Postal addressPostbus 8130
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  • - Geen nevenwerkzaamheden
    Jun 2021 - Dec 2030


Prof Dr Otto Hospes investigates politics and governance of global value value chains, with a particular focus on the role of public authorities. He is particularly interested in politics on sustainable palm oil and has extensively conducted research and theorized on governance interactions between the Indonesian government and other actors on this controversial issue. He is a former senior evaluator at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has extensive experience in coordinating large interdisciplinary PhD research programs on global value chains ( Five of his recent publications are:

Schouten, G. and Hospes, O. (2018). Public and Private Governance in Interaction: Changing Interpretations of Sovereignty in the Field of Sustainable Palm Oil. Sustainability 2018, 10(12).

Dermawan, A. and Hospes, O. (2018). When the state brings itself back into GVC governance: the case of the Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge. Global Policy. Volume 9 . Supplement 2 . October 2018, pp. 21-28.

Pramudya, E.P., Hospes, O. and Termeer, C.J.A.M. (2018). Friend or foe? The various responses of the Indonesian state to sustainable non-state palm oil initiatives, Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility  3(1): 1-22.

Rietberg, P. and Hospes, O. (2018). Unpacking land acquisition at the oil palm frontier: Obscuring customary rights and local authority in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Asian Pacific Review 59(3): 338-348.

Pramudya, E.P, Hospes, O. and Termeer, C. J. A. M. (2017). The disciplining of illegal palm oil plantations in Sumatra, Third World Quarterly 39(5): 920-940, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2017.1401462.

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Publication lists


  • LAW-39206 - Transnational Environmental Law and Regulation
  • LAW-55306 - Food, Nutrition and Human Rights
  • PAP-21306 - Global Institutions for Sustainable Development
  • PAP-31306 - Politics, Policy Making and Accountability in International Arenas for Development
  • PAP-50803 - Capita Selecta Public Administration and Policy
  • PAP-50804 - Capita Selecta Public Administration and Policy
  • PAP-50806 - Capita Selecta Public Administration and Policy
  • PAP-79324 - MSc Research Practice Public Administration and Policy
  • PAP-80324 - MSc Thesis Public Administration and Policy
  • PAP-80336 - MSc Thesis Public Administration and Policy
  • SDC-23306 - Law and Political Power
  • YSS-81312 - BSc Thesis Economics and Governance
  • YSS-83812 - BSc Thesis Politics and Communication in Development
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