dr. Frank van Laerhoven
F.S.J.vanLaerhoven@uu.nl
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I study environmental governance, particularly the governance of ecosystems. My research agenda includes an interest in common pool resources (CPRs), socio-ecological systems, decentralization reforms, local democracy and participation, and the solving of collective action dilemmas.

I currently work on the following topics:

  • the role of NGOs in stimulating collective action among CPR users in India (with Clare Barnes);
  • the role of gender in developing and applying adaptation strategies in response to climate change in Ethiopia (with Azeb Assefa Mehra);
  • the development of technological innovation systems (TIS) that regard water and sanitation issues in Bangladesh (within the NWO DeltaMAR project with a.o. Badrul Hasan, Kazi Matin Ahmend, Shantanu Majumder, Paul Schot and Jasper Griffioen);
  • Polders in Bangladesh in which controlled flooding and sedimentation allow the land surface level to keep up with sea level rise, can enhance sustainable livelihoods of communities in urbanizing deltas (within the NWO Living Polders project with a.o. Varsha Upaity, Shah Alam Khan, Atik Islam, Stefan Dekker, Hans Middelkoop, Jasper Griffioen, Paul Schot, Bernhard Truffer, and Peter Driessen) 
  • the governance of invasive species on the Dutch Antilles (with a.o. Jetske Vaas, Mendel Giezen, and Maarten Eppinga);
  • the effectiveness of environmental impact assessment (EIA) (with a.o. Hens Runhaar)

In 2008, I received my Ph.D. in Public Policy from Indiana University where I worked under the supervision of Elinor Ostrom. For my dissertation I studied local governance regimes concerning the environment and rural development in Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Chile.

Since 2008, I serve as the co-editor in chief of The International Journal of the Commons (ISI impact factor: 1.792)

Since 2014, I am the coordinator of our Bachelor program (Envrionmental Studies)

Since 2014, I sit on the advisory board of the Nature & Environment Federation Utrecht (NMU)


Between 1996 and 2002, I have worked on environmental policy issues as an international civil servant and consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Senegal and Chile, respectively.

 

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For details regarding current and past positions, skills & endorsements, on-going research projects, publications, education, and honors & awards, you can also refer to my LinkedIn profile page, at:

nl.linkedin.com/pub/frank-van-laerhoven/5/833/189/

 

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All publications
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Barnes, Clare, Claus, Rachel, Driessen, Peter, Dos Santos, Maria Joao Ferreira, George, Mary Ann & Van Laerhoven, Frank (07.04.2017). Uniting forest and livelihood outcomes? Analyzing external actor interventions in sustainable livelihoods in a community forest management context. International Journal of the Commons, 11 (1), (pp. 532-571) (40 p.).
Lyhne, Ivar, van Laerhoven, Frank, Cashmore, Matthew & Runhaar, Hens (2017). Theorising EIA effectiveness - A contribution based on the Danish system. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 62, (pp. 240-249).
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Arts, J., Runhaar, H.A.C., Jha-Thakur, U., Fischer, T.B., van Laerhoven, F.S.J., Driessen, P.P.J. & Onyango, V. (2016). Chapter 8, The Effectiveness of EIA as an Instrument for Environmental Governance: Reflecting on 25 Years of EIA Practice in the Netherlands and the UK. In T.B. Fisher (Eds.), Progress in Environmental Assessment Policy, and Management Theory and Practice Imperial College Press.
Barnes, Clare, van Laerhoven, Frank & Driessen, Peter P J (01.08.2016). Advocating for Change? How a Civil Society-led Coalition Influences the Implementation of the Forest Rights Act in India. World Development, 84, (pp. 162-175) (14 p.).
Lyhne, I., Cashmore, M., Runhaar, H. & van Laerhoven, F. (01.01.2016). Quality Control for Environmental Policy Appraisal Tools - An Empirical Investigation of Relations Between Quality, Quality Control and Effectiveness. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 18 (1), (pp. 121-140) (20 p.).
Mersha, Azeb Assefa & van Laerhoven, Frank (2016). A gender approach to understanding the differentiated impact of barriers to adaptation - responses to climate change in rural Ethiopia. Regional Environmental Change, 16 (6), (pp. 1701-1713) (13 p.).
  2016 - Other output
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (09.03.2016). Integrating natural and social science research on sustainability, invited talk.
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (01.11.2016). The governance of sustainable development in deltas, invited talk.
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Barnes, C.A. & van Laerhoven, F.S.J. (2015). Making it last? Analysing the role of NGO interventions in the development of institutions for durable collective action in Indian community forestry. Environmental Science and Policy, 53, Part B (November 2015), (pp. 192-205) (14 p.).
Wyatt, Stephen, Kessels, Marieke & van Laerhoven, Frank (2015). Indigenous Peoples’ Expectations for Forestry in New Brunswick: Are Rights Enough?. Society and Natural Resources, 28 (6), (pp. 625-640) (16 p.).
  2015 - Other output
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (01.07.2015). Presentation: The governance of sustainable development in delta areas. Future Deltas Symposium.
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (25.05.2015). Understanding governance of large freshwater systems: a comparative analysis of transnational watershed regimes in the Mediterranean region. Paper presentation. 15th Biennial Global Conference International Association for the Study of the Commons.
  2014 - Scholarly publications
van Laerhoven, F.S.J. & Barnes, C.A. (2014). Communities and commons: The role of community development support in sustaining the commons. Community Development Journal, 49 (Suppl 1, January 2014), (pp. i118-i132) (15 p.).
Villamayor-Tomas, Sergio, Fleischman, Forrest, Perez Ibarra, Irene, Thiel, Andreas & van Laerhoven, Frank (2014). From Sandoz to Salmon: Conceptualizing resource and institutional dynamics in the Rhine watershed through the SES framework. International Journal of the Commons, 8 (2), (pp. 361-395) (35 p.).
Widerberg, O. & van Laerhoven, F.S.J. (2014). Measuring the autonomous influence of an international bureaucracy: the Division for Sustainable Development. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 14 (4), (pp. 303-327).
  2014 - Other output
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (14.03.2014). Invited talk at Philips High Tech Campus, Eindhoven. Common sense: An institutional approach to 'working together'.
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (18.06.2014). Learning about the Large-Scale Commons through the Social-Ecological Systems Meta-Analysis Database (SESMAD).Panel session. WoW5 Conference, Bloomington, Indiana.
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (18.06.2014). Making it last? Analysing the role of NGO interventions in the development of institutions for durable collective action in Indian community forestry. Paper presentation. WoW5 Conference, Bloomington, Indiana.
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (11.06.2014). Now, why is it so darn difficult to manage a forest, or an irrigation system?! Guest lecture for UNESCO-IHE (Water Management Master Programme).
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (11.03.2014). Starting an Open Access journal: Supporting new research fields with Open Access. Invited talk for Kennismarkt Ministerie OCW: Open Access in Cultuur en Wetenschap, The Hague.
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (18.06.2014). Understanding governance of large freshwater systems: A comparative analysis of environmental governance in national and transnational watersheds. Paper presentation. WoW5 Conference, Bloomington, Indiana.
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (14.06.2014). Using the SES Framework for the Study of Global Systems. Key note address at the Berlin Workshop in Institutional Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems (WINS).
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Barnes, C.A. & van Laerhoven, F.S.J. (2013). Helping to self-help? External interventions to stimulate local collective action in Joint Forest Mangement, Maharashtra, India. International Forestry Review, 15 (1), (pp. 1-17) (17 p.).
Gallardo, G. & van Laerhoven, F.S.J. (01.10.2013). Exploring the Implications of Different Assumptions about the World: An experiment to Investigate the socio-ecological relations of reindeer herding in the Sub-Arctic region of Sweden. The international Research Conference "The intersection of society and nature in sustainbility research" Uppsala University, Sweden, The international Research Conference "The intersection of society and nature in sustainbility research".
Runhaar, H.A.C., van Laerhoven, F.S.J., Driessen, P.P.J. & Arts, J. (2013). Environmental assessment in the Netherlands: effectively governing environmental protection? A discourse analysis. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 39 (February 2013), (pp. 13-25) (13 p.).
van Laerhoven, F.S.J. & Andersson, K.P. (2013). The virtue of conflict: an institutional approach to the study of conflict in community forest governance. International Forestry Review, 15 (1), (pp. 122-135) (14 p.).
van Laerhoven, F.S.J., Barnes, C.A. & Ghate, R. (03.06.2013). Kick-starting collective action where it didn't previously exist? The role of NGOs in the organization of Joint Forest Management Committees in India. 14th Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) Kitafuji, Japan, 14th Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC).
  2013 - Professional publications
Kieft, A.C., Harmsen, R., van Laerhoven, F.S.J. & Hekkert, M.P. (2013). Innovatie in de woningbouw. Een innovatiesysteemanalyse. (44 p.). Utrecht, The Netherlands: Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development.
van Laerhoven, F.S.J. (2013). Van wie is het bos. In SG-team (Eds.), Kettingreactie over bezit "Van mij!" (pp. 20-25) (62 p.). Utrecht, the Netherlands: Studium Generale.
  2013 - Popularising publications
Runhaar, H.A.C., Driessen, P.P.J. & van Laerhoven, F.S.J. (19.07.2013). Mark Rutte mist kennis van het omgevingsbeleid. Nederlands Dagblad
van Laerhoven, F.S.J. & De Moor, T. (29.01.2013). Open acces: tijd voor een doorbraak. DUB
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Arts, J., Runhaar, H.A.C., Fischer, T.B., Jha-Thakur, U., van Laerhoven, F.S.J., Driessen, P.P.J. & Onyango, V. (2012). The effectiveness of EIA as an instrument for environmental governance – a comparison of 25 years of EIA practice in the Netherlands and the UK. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 14 (4), (pp. 1250025-12500254) (11250230 p.).
Driessen, P.P.J., Dieperink, C., van Laerhoven, F.S.J., Runhaar, H.A.C. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2012). Towards a conceptual framework for the study of shifts in modes of environmental governance - experiences from the Netherlands. Environmental Policy and Governance, 22 (3), (pp. 143-160) (18 p.).
  2011 - Scholarly publications
Arts, J., Runhaar, H.A.C., van Laerhoven, F.S.J. & Driessen, P.P.J. (28.05.2011). 25 years of EIA in the Netherlands. Discourses on governance. 31st Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment Puebla, Mexico, 31st Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment.
Berge, E. & van Laerhoven, F.S.J. (2011). Editorial: Governing the Commons for two decades: a complex story. International Journal of the Commons, 5 (2), (pp. 160-187) (28 p.).
Runhaar, H.A.C., Arts, E.J.M.M., van Laerhoven, F.S.J. & Driessen, P.P.J. (2011). Naar een toekomstbestendige m.e.r., lessen uit 25 jaar m.e.r. in Nederland en een verkenning van kansen en bedreigingen voor de m.e.r. in de nabije toekomst. Utrecht/Groningen: Universiteit Utrecht/Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.
Runhaar, H.A.C., Arts, J., van Laerhoven, F.S.J., Driessen, P.P.J., de Vries, G. & de Vries, H. (23.06.2011). Environmental Impact Assessment in the Netherlands: effectively governing environmental protection? A discourse analysis. The 6th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis: Discursive Spaces, Politics, Practices and Power Cardiff University, Wales, UK, The 6th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis: Discursive Spaces, Politics, Practices and Power.
van Laerhoven, F.S.J. & Berge, E. (2011). Editorial: the 20th anniversary of Elinor Ostrom's Governing the Commons. International Journal of the Commons, 5 (1), (pp. 1-8) (8 p.).
van Laerhoven, F.S.J. & Berge, E. (2011). Special Feature: The 20th anniversary of Governing the Commons - Part 1. International Journal of the Commons, 5 (1).
van Laerhoven, F.S.J. & Berge, E. (2011). Special feature: The 20th anniversary of Governing the Commons - Part 2. International Journal of the Commons, 5 (2).
van Laerhoven, F.S.J., Dieperink, C., Barnes, C.A., van Rijnsoever, F.J. & Schot, P.P. (21.11.2011). Governing nature, man, and technology in the delta - The effects of climate on the vulnerability of marginalized communities in urbanizing deltas. World Delta Summit Jakarta, Indonesia, World Delta Summit.
  2011 - Professional publications
Arts, J., Runhaar, H.A.C., van Laerhoven, F.S.J. & Driessen, P.P.J. (2011). Lastig maar waardevol. ROM, 29 (11), (pp. 5-7) (3 p.).
van den Berg, I., van Dijk, J., Farla, J.C.M., van Laerhoven, F.S.J. & van Rijnsoever, F.J. (2011). Peer feedback bij de Bachelor thesis. Eindrapport didactische aanpak. (26 p.). Utrecht: Centrum voor Onderwijs en Leren.
  2011 - Other output
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (29.09.2011). Action arenas, actor networks, and adaptive governance. Leipzig Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning. Erkner, Germany, Keynote address at the "Territoriality of the Commons Spatial Perspectives on the Governance of Public Goods in Past and Present" Symposium.
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (21.11.2011). Governing nature, man, and technology in the delta - The effects of climate on the vulnerability of marginalized communities in urbanizing deltas. Jarkarta, Indonesia, Presentation at World Delta Summit.
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (10.11.2011). Naar een toekomstigbestendige m.e.r. Organisers of a session during the IenM m.e.r.-dag "25 jaar milieueffectrapportage, en nu? organised by Ministry IE in cooperation with Ministry of EA, AI and ECS.
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (16.05.2011). Now, why is it so darn difficult to manage a forest? A common pool resources perspective. Utrecht, the Netherlands, Invited presentation for the Utrecht University Studium Generale - "The future of our commons" lecture series.
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (07.04.2011). Towards a conceptual framework for the study of shifts in environmental governance. Experiences from the Netherlands. Invited presentation at the 'Criteria of Sustainability" workshop.
  2010 - Scholarly publications
van Laerhoven, F.S.J. (2010). Governing community forests and the challenge of solving two-level collective action dilemmas-A large-N perspective. Global Environmental Change, 20 (3), (pp. 539-546) (8 p.).
  2009 - Scholarly publications
Andersson, K., Gordillo de Anda, G. & van Laerhoven, F.S.J. (2009). Local Governments and Rural Development: Comparing Lessons from Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Peru. (224 p.). Tucson Arizona: University of Arizona Press.
  2009 - Other output
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (03.06.2009). The adaptive governance of the commons. Understanding shifts in modes of governance in community forestry systems. Paper presented at the Workshop on the Workshop 4 conference.
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (05.07.2009). Understanding shifts in modes of governance in community forestry systems: a research framework. Paper presented at het 5th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference.
  2008 - Other output
F.S.J. van Laerhoven (14.07.2008). Governing Community Forests and the Challenge of Solving Two-Level Collective Action Dilemmas. IASC, Paper presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC).
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Bachelor Environmental Studies ('Milieumaatschappijwetenschappen'):

  • Research Methods (level 1)
  • Bachelor thesis (level 3).

Master Sustainable development, track Environmental governance:

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Additional functions and activities
  • International Journal of the Commons (www.thecommonsjournal.org) - Editor in chief
  • The Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons (http://elinorostromaward.org/) - Council Member
  • Natuur en Milieufederatie Utrecht (NMU) (www.nmu.nl) - Advisory Board Member
  • Bachelor Program Environmental Studies - Coordinator
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