PhD Theses

Completed since 1992 ...
(Listed in reverse chronological order)

2016-11-18 Methorst, RG (Ron) Farmers' perception of opportunities for farm development J.S.C. Wiskerke D (Dirk) Roep JAAM (Jos) Verstegen (WU-WER)
2016-11-11 Umans, L.H.M. (Laurent) On the Edge of Fluidity; International cooperation in turbulent times J.S.C. Wiskerke dr. A.M.G. Arce (WU-SDC)
2016-09-08 Patnaik, A. (Archana) Patnaik Seeds as biosocial commons : an analysis of various practices in India J.S.C. Wiskerke prof.dr. GTP (Guido) Ruivenkamp, JP (Joost) Jongerden,
2016-06-06 Holtslag-Broekhof, S (Sanne) Dealing with private property for public purposes : an interdisciplinary study of land transactions from a micro-scale perspective J.S.C. Wiskerke R (Raoul) Beunen (WU-COM), dr. ir. RBM van Marwijk
2016-06-02 Sulemana, N (Nashiru) Under the lens of embeddedness: socio-cultural perspective on home-grown school feeding in Ghana J.S.C. Wiskerke dr. P.G.M. Hebinck (WU-SDC)
2016-04-18 Basu, S. (Soutrik) Knowledge production, agriculture and commons: The case of generation challenge programme prof.dr. G.T.P. Ruivenkamp, J.S.C. Wiskerke dr. J.P.Jongerden
2015-08-26 Owusu-Amankwah, R. (Rita) Certifications, child labour and livelihood strategies: An analysis of cocoa production in Ghana J.S.C. Wiskerke, prof.dr. G.T.P. Ruivenkamp dr. J.P. Jongerden
2015-08-25 Singh, S. (Shweta) Towards food autonomy: Connectivity and self-help groups in Hisar, India prof.dr. G.T.P. Ruivenkamp, J.S.C. Wiskerke dr. J.P. Jongerden
2015-08-25 Martinez Flores, L.A. (Alexandra) Seeds, food networks and politics: Different ontologies in relation to food sovereignty in Ecuador prof.dr. G.T.P. Ruivenkamp, J.S.C. Wiskerke dr. J.P. Jongerden
2015-06-15 Veen, E.J. (Esther) Community gardens in urban areas: A critical reflection on the extent to which they strenghten social cohesion and provide alternative food J.S.C. Wiskerke dr. A.J. Visser (WUR-PPO), B.B. Bock
2015-06-02 Toschi Maciel, C. (Carolina) Public morals in private hands? A study into the evolving path of farm animal welfare governance prof.dr. A.P.J. Mol (WU-ENP), B.M.J. van der Meulen (WU-LAW) B.B. Bock
2015-04-28 D'Amico, S. (Simona) Alternative Food Networks (AFNs) in Calabria. A sociological exploration of interaction dynamics J.S.C. Wiskerke, prof. G. Gulisano (Università di Reggio Calabria, Italy) B.B. Bock, dr. S. Pascucci (MST)
2015-03-20 Oostindie, H. (Henk) Family farming futures. Agrarian pathways to multifunctionality: flows of resistance, redesign and resilience J.D. van der Ploeg
2014-11-20 Omari, R. (Rose) Fast food in Ghana’s restaurants: Prevalence, characteristics, and relevance. An interdisciplinary perspective J.S.C. Wiskerke, prof.dr. G.T.P. Ruivenkamp dr. J.P. Jongerden
2014-07-01 López Moreno, I. (Ignacio) Labelling the origin of food products: Towards sustainable territorial development? J.D. van der Ploeg prof.dr. E. Aguilar Criado (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
2014-05-09 Seuneke, P. (Pieter) From production-oriented farming towards multifunctional entrepreneurship. Exploring the underlying learning process J.S.C. Wiskerke dr. T. Lans (WU-ECS)
2014-01-14 Meng, X. (Xiangdan) Feminization of agricultural production in rural China. A sociological analysis J.D. van der Ploeg prof.dr. J. Ye (CAU, China), dr. H. Wu (CAU, China)
2013-12-04 Wellbrock, W. (Wiebke) Well-working operational interfaces. A key to more collaborative modes of governance J.S.C. Wiskerke D. Roep
2013-11-05 Leynseele, Y.P.B. (Yve) van Landscapes of deracialization. Power, brokerage and place-making on a South African frontier J.D. van der Ploeg dr. P.G.M. Hebinck (WU-SDC)
2013-02-11 Nizamedinkhodjayeva, N. (Nargiza) Livelihood strategies. Gender and generational specificities of rural livelihoods in transition J.S.C. Wiskerke B.B. Bock, P.P. Mollinga (University of London, UK)
2010-12-08 Viteri, M.L. (María Laura) Fresh fruit and vegetables: A world of multiple interactions. The case of the Buenos Aires Central Wholesale Market (BACWM) J.S.C. Wiskerke dr. A.M.G. Arce (WU-SDC)
2010-12-06 Paredes, M. (Myriam) Peasants, potatoes and pesticides. Heterogeneity in the context of agricultural modernization in the Highland Andes of Ecuador J.D. van der Ploeg dr. P.G.M. Hebinck (WU-SDC), dr. D. Cole (University of Toronto, Canada)
2010-06-10 Hurtado Paz y Paz, M. (Margarita) Petén. ¿La última frontera? La construcción social de una región [Petén: The ultimate frontier? The construction of a region in Guatemala] J.D. van der Ploeg dr. A.M.G. Arce (WU-SDC)
2010-04-13 Visser, J. (Jozef) Down to earth. A historical-sociological analysis of the rise and fall of 'industrial' agriculture and of the prospects for the re-rooting of agriculture from the factory to the local farmer and ecology J.D. van der Ploeg, prof.dr. B. Goudzwaard (VU, Amsterdam)
2010-02-12 Nori, M. (Michele) Milking drylands. Gender networks, pastoral markets and food security in stateless Somalia J.D. van der Ploeg dr. P.G.M. Hebinck (WU-SDC)
2010-01-13 Bekele Haile, H. (Hirut) Targeting married women in microfinance programmes. Transforming or reinforcing gender inequalities? Evidence from Ethiopia prof.dr. H. Folmer (WU-ECH) B.B. Bock
2009-10-28 Boogaard, B.K. (Birgit) The socio-cultural sustainability of animal farming. An inquiry into social perceptions of dairy farming in the Netherlands and Norway A.J. van der Zijpp (WU-APS), J.S.C. Wiskerke S.J. Oosting (WU-APS), B.B. Bock
2009-09-28 Gilvonio Pérez, J.M. (José Manuel) Construcción Social de Comunidad y Migración Internacional en Usibamba. Un estudio sobre el impacto de los procesos de globalización en los Andes centrales del Perú J.D. van der Ploeg P.A. de Vries (WU-SDC)
2009-06-02 Nauta, W.J. (Wytze) Selective breeding in organic dairy production E.W. Brascamp (WU-ABG), J.D. van der Ploeg H. Bovenhuis (WU-ABG), D. Roep
2008-06-19 Daniel, F.J. (François-Joseph) Administering multifunctional agriculture. A comparison between France and the Netherlands J.S.C. Wiskerke dr. D. Perraud (INRA/MONA, France)
2008-04-16 Swagemakers, P. (Paul) Ecologisch kapitaal. Over het belang van aanpassingsvermogen, flexibiliteit en oordeelkundigheid [...] J.D. van der Ploeg, J.S.C. Wiskerke
2008-04-14 Derkzen, P.H.M. (Petra) The politics of rural governance. Case studies of rural partnerships in the Netherlands and Wales J.S.C. Wiskerke B.B. Bock, prof.dr. T. Marsden (Cardiff University, UK)
2008-04-11 Boelens, R.A. (Rutgerd) The rules of the game and the game of the rules. Normalization and resistance in Andean water control J.D. van der Ploeg, prof.dr. H. Achterhuis (University of Twente)
2008-02-29 Stuiver, M. (Marian) Regime change and storylines. A sociological analysis of manure practices in contemporary Dutch dairy farming J.S.C. Wiskerke, prof.dr. A. Rip (University of Twente)
2007-11-30 Domínguez García, M.D. (Lola) The way you do, it matters. A case study: farming economically in Galician dairy agroecosystems in the context of a cooperative J.D. van der Ploeg dr. X.S. Fernández (University of Vigo, Spain)
2007-11-15 Adey, S. (Samantha) A journey without maps. Towards sustainable subsistence agriculture in South Africa J.S.C. Wiskerke prof.dr. F.H.J. Rijkenberg (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
2007-10-30 Reijs, J. (Joan) Improving slurry by diet adjustments. A novelty to reduce N losses from grassland based dairy farms J.D. van der Ploeg J. Dijkstra (WU-ANU), E.A. Lantinga (WU-FSE)
2007-09-20 Otsuki, K. (Kei) Paradise in a Brazil nut cemetery. Sustainability discourses and social action in Pará, the Brazilian Amazon J.D. van der Ploeg dr. A.M.G. Arce (WU-SDC)
2006-10-30 Boonstra, W.J. (Wijnand) Polder limits. A case study of value-conflicts on Dutch rural land use J.D. van der Ploeg, A. van den Brink B.B. Bock
2004-12-20 Milone, P. (Pierluigi) Agricoltura in transizione: la forza dei piccoli passi. Un' analisi neo-istituzionale delle innovazioni contadine [...] J.D. van der Ploeg dr. F. Ventura (University of Perugia, Italy)
2004-05-03 Norder, L.A.C. (Luiz Antonio Cabello) Políticas de assentamento e localidade. Os desafios da reconstituiçao do trabalho rural no Brasil J.D. van der Ploeg
2003-11-05 Ziel, T. (Tjirk) van der Verzet en verlangen. De constructie van nieuwe ruraliteiten rond de mkz-crisis en de trek naar het platteland [Resistance and desire. The construction of new ruralities around the FMD crisis and the drift to the countryside] J.D. van der Ploeg dr. H. de Haan (WU-SAL)
2003-06-13 Commandeur, M.A.M. (Monica) Styles of pig farming. A techno-sociological inquiry of processes and constructions in Twente and The Achterhoek J.D. van der Ploeg, M.W.A. Verstegen (WU-ANU)
2002-10-15 Dries, A.L.J. (Adri) van den The art of irrigation. The development, stagnation and redesign of farmer-managed irrigation systems in northern Portugal J.D. van der Ploeg
2002-09-25 Gerritsen, P.R.W. (Peter) Diversity at stake. A farmers' perspective on biodiversity and conservation in western Mexico J.D. van der Ploeg K.F. Wiersum (WU-FNP)
2002-04-26 Bock, B.B. (Bettina) Tegelijkertijd en tussendoor. Gender, plattelandsontwikkeling en interactief beleid [Simultaneously and in between. Gender, rural development and interactive policy-making] J.D. van der Ploeg prof.dr. J. van Doorne-Huiskes (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
2001-09-21 Burg, J.A.C. (Jan) van Westerse cultuur uit balans: naar een nieuw evenwicht in de 21e eeuw [...] J.D. van der Ploeg prof.dr. J. Verstraeten (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
2001-05-11 Ventura, F. (Flaminia) Organizzarsi per sopravvivere: un analisi neo-istituzionale dello sviluppo endogeno nell'agricoltura Umbra [The neo-institutional analysis of meat producing districts] J.D. van der Ploeg
2001-02-09 Miele, M. (Mara) Creating sustainability: the social construction of the market for organic products J.D. van der Ploeg
2000-11-10 Hees, E. (Eric) Trekkers naast de trap: een zoektocht naar de dynamiek in de relatie tussen boer en overheid [New policy arrangements in Dutch agriculture] J.D. van der Ploeg prof.dr. J. de Vries (WU-Bestuurskunde)
2000-11-03 Roep, D. (Dirk) Vernieuwend werken: sporen van vermogen en onvermogen. Een socio-materiële studie over vernieuwing in de landbouw uitgewerkt voor de westelijke veenweidegebieden [Innovative work: tracks and traces of capacity and incapacity. A socio-material study on innovation in agriculture elaborated in depth for the western peatland region in the Netherlands] J.D. van der Ploeg
2000-11-03 Roest, K. (Kees) de The production of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. The force of an artisanal system in an industrialised world J.D. van der Ploeg
2000-11-01 Meulen, H.S. (Hielke) van der Circuits in de Landbouwvoedselketen; verscheidenheid en samenhang in de productie en vermarkting van rundvlees in Midden-Italië [Circuits in the Agro-food Chain; diversity and coherence in the production and marketing of beef in Central Italy] J.D. van der Ploeg
2000-10-20 Van der Vaeren, P. (Pierre) Perdidos en la selva. Un estudio del proceso de re-arraigo y de desarrollo local de la Comunidad-Cooperativa Unión Maya Itzá, formada por campesinos guatemaltecos, antiguos refugiados, reasentados en el Departamento de El Petén, Guatemala [Lost in the forest. A study of the reintegration, re-rooting, and endogenous development process of the communal co-operative Unión Maya Itzá, formed by Guatemalan peasants, former refugees in Mexico, resettled in the Department of Petén, Guatemala] J.D. van der Ploeg
1998-02-20 Remmers, G.G.A. (Gaston) Con cojones y maestria. Un estudio sociológico-agronómico acerca del desarrollo rural endogeno y procesos de localizacion en la Sierra de la Contraviesa (Espana) [With balls and mastery. A sociological-agronomic study of endogenous rural development and localization processes in the Contraviesa Mountains (Spain)] J.D. van der Ploeg, R.A.A. Oldeman (WAU)
1998-01-07 Broek, H.P. (Hans-Peter) van der Labour, networks and lifestyles. Survival and succession strategies of farm households in the Basque Country prof.dr. N.E. Long (WAU), J.D. van der Ploeg
1997-11-14 Wiskerke, J.S.C. (Han) Zeeuwse akkerbouw tussen verandering en continuïteit. Een sociologische studie naar diversiteit in landbouwbeoefening, technologieontwikkeling en plattelandsvernieuwing [Arable farming between change and continuity. A sociological study on diversity in farming, technology development and rural innovation] J.D. van der Ploeg
1997-09-24 Verhaar, C.H.A. Achtkarspeler JWG-ers en in streekeigen kultuer. Undersyk nei de ynfloed fan de streekeigen kultuer fan Achtkarspelen op it halden en dragen fan dielnimmers oan de JeugdWerkGarantie-wet [Getting unemployed youngsters to work] J.D. van der Ploeg dr. L.G. Jansma (Frisian Academy)
1997-05-16 Bruin, R. (René) de Dynamiek en duurzaamheid. Beschouwingen over bedrijfsstijlen, bestuur en beleid [Dynamics and sustainability: Reflections on styles of farming, government and policy] J.D. van der Ploeg
1996-12-13 Vijverberg, A.J. Glastuinbouw in ontwikkeling. Beschouwingen over de verwetenschappelijking van de sector [Glasshouse horticulture in development: Essays on the scientification of the sector] J.D. van der Ploeg
1996 Horlings, I. (Ina) Duurzaam boeren met beleid. Innovatiegroepen in de Nederlandse landbouw [Sustainable farming and policy: innovative groups in Dutch agriculture] prof.dr. K. Bouwer (KUN, Nijmegen), J.D. van der Ploeg
1995-06-20 Bentum, M. van Water, werk en waterwerken. De ontwikkeling van irrigatietechnologie in het stroomgebied van de Segura, Zuidoost-Spanje [Water, work and waterworks. The evolution of irrigation technology in the Segura River basin, South East Spain] L. Horst (WAU-Irrigatie), J.D. van der Ploeg
1994-10-21 Haan, H. (Henk) de In the shadow of the tree. Kinship, property, and inheritance among farm families prof.dr. A.T.J. Nooij
1994-02-04 Frouws, J. (Jaap) Mest en macht. Een politiek-sociologische studie naar belangenbehartiging en beleidsvorming inzake de mestproblematiek in Nederland vanaf 1970 [Manure and power. A politico-sociological study of interest articulation and policy formation concerning the manure problem in the Netherlands since 1970] prof.dr. A.T.J. Nooij
1992-10-09 Rooij, S. (Sabine) de Werk van de tweede soort. Boerinnen in de melkveehouderij [Work of the second order. Farm women in the dairy sector] prof.dr. A.L. Mok