dr.ir. O (Otto) Hospes

dr.ir. O (Otto) Hospes

Associate Professor

Dr Hospes investigates conflicts and collaboration between private actors and public authorities in governing global value chains and food systems. For this purpose he uses insights from legal anthropology, public administration and political science. (otto.hospes@wur.nl). Five of his key publications are:

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. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41180-018-0018-y

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.

Hospes, O. and Kentin, A. (2014). Tensions between global-scale and national-scale governance: The strategic use of scale frames to promote sustainable palm oil production. In: F. Padt, P. Opdam, N. Polman and C. Termeer (eds.). Scale-sensitive Governance of the Environment. Wiley Blackwell publishers, pp. 203-219.

Hospes, O. (2014). Food sovereignty: the debate, the deadlock, and a suggested detour. Agriculture and Human Values 31(1): 119-130

Hospes, O. (2014). Marking the success or end of global multi-stakeholder governance? The rise of national sustainability standards in Indonesia and Brazil for palm oil and soy. Agriculture and Human Values: 31(3): 425-437