dr.ir. O (Otto) Hospes

dr.ir. O (Otto) Hospes

Associate Professor

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 (otto.hospes@wur.nl). 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). https://doi.org/10.3390/su10124811

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. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1758-5899.12619

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

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. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/apv.12206

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.