Dr. C.H. (Kees) Biekart

Kees Biekart
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Kees Biekart is Associate Professor in Political Sociology at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

His area of expertise is in NGOs, social movements, civil society, and foreign aid, in particular in relation to Latin America. He also works on participatory research methods and action research techniques. Before coming to ISS he worked as a research co-ordinator with the Transnational Institute (TNI) in Amsterdam, and as a Lecturer at Leiden University.

He obtained his MA in International Relations (1989) and his PhD in Political Science (1999), both with distinction (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam. He has served as the President of the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS) and is a Board Member of the Transnational Institute (TNI).

He has co-ordinated the Knowledge Programme on Civil Society Building with Hivos, and is currently leading the Civic Driven Change Think Tank together with professor Alan Fowler. In addition, he is a co-editor of the ISS journal Development and Change.

  • A.F. Fowler & K. Biekart (Ed.). (2008). Civic driven change : Citizen's imagination in action. Den Haag: Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
  • A.F. Fowler & K. Biekart (Ed.). (2008). Civic driven change: Citizen¿s imagination in action. The Hague: Institute of Social Studies
  • K. Biekart (2008). Civic Driven Change: Citizen¿s Imagination in Action. The Hague: ISS
  • K. Biekart (1998). Compasi¿ calculo: Un an¿sis cr¿co de la cooperaci¿o-gubernamental al desarrollo. con: Sogge, D. y Saxby, J. (eds ). -: Editorial Icaria
  • K. Biekart (1996). Compassion and Calculation: The Business of Private Foreign Aid : in Sogge, D. and Saxby, J. (eds). London: Pluto Press
  • K. Biekart (1994). Peasants Beyond Protest in Central America: Challenges for Asocode, Strategies towards Europe.in: Jelsma, M.(eds). Amsterdam: Transnational Institute (TNI)
  • K. Biekart (1988). Lente in het Zuiden: De crisis van de Latijnsamerikaanse dictaturen.: in Fern¿ez A. (eds). -: SUA
  • K. Biekart & K.A. Siegmann (2016). Minding the gap between activism and academia – or bridging it? Reflections on how to do civic innovation research. In K. Biekart, W. Harcourt & P. Knorringa (Eds.), Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation (Routledge Studies in Development Economics, 123) (pp. 233-250). Abington, UK; New York, NY: Routledge
  • K. Biekart & S.I. Bergh (2016). Can consultants be civic innovators? Exploring their roles as auditors and allies. In K. Biekart, W. Harcourt & P. Knorringa (Eds.), Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation (Routledge Studies in Development Economics) (pp. 67-86). Abington, UK: Routledge
  • W. Harcourt, K. Biekart & P. Knorringa (2016). Conclusion: Moving Agendas Forward. In K. Biekart, W. Harcourt & P. Knorringa (Eds.), Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation (Routledge Studies in Development Economics, 123) (pp. 251-266). Abington, UK: Routledge
  • K. Biekart, W. Harcourt & P. Knorringa (2016). Introduction: Giving Meaning to Civic Innovation. In K. Biekart, W. Harcourt & P. Knorringa (Eds.), Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation (Routledge Studies in Development Economics, 123) (pp. 1-19). Abington, UK; New York, NY: Rouledge
  • K. Biekart (2014). New challenges for Brazilian civil society actors within the changing context of international cooperation. In P.M.E Mendonça, M.A Alves & F.do.A Nogueira (Eds.), The Institutional Architecture of Support to Civil Society Organizations in Brazil (pp. 80-97). São Paulo: FGV[go to publisher's site]
  • K. Biekart (2013). Ten tested propositions on citizen action (based on the Antwerp 'street parliament'). In J. Specker & M. Hindriks (Eds.), Can 'democracy by doing' deepen democracy? (pp. 40-43) Den Haag: Hivos-ISS-WRR
  • K. Biekart (2013). Novos desafios para os atores da sociedade civil brasileira em un contexto de mudancas na cooperacao internacional. In P. Mendonca (Ed.), Arquitetura Institucional de Apoio às OSCs no Brasil (pp. 80-98). Sao Paulo: Editora FGV
  • A.F. Fowler & K. Biekart (2012). Citizenship and the politics of Civic Driven Change. In C. MacFarland & D. Petty (Eds.), Citizenship: practices, types and challenges (America in the 21st Century: Political and Economic Issues) (pp. 77-90). Hauppage, NY: Nova Publishers
  • K. Biekart & A.F. Fowler (2011). El cambio dirigido por la acción cívica: Implicaciones y aplicaciones. In K. Biekart & A. Fowler (Eds.), Cambio dirigido por la acción cívica: El poder de la imaginación ciudadana (pp. 259-282). Barcelona: Icaria
  • K. Biekart & A.F. Fowler (2011). El cambio dirigido por la acción cívica: El poder de la imaginación ciudadana. In K. Biekart & A. Fowler (Eds.), Cambio dirigido por la acción cívica: El poder de la imaginación ciudadana (pp. 11-35). Barcelona: Icaria
  • K. Biekart & A.F. Fowler (2010). Civic-driven change: A concise guide to the basics. In A.F. Fowler & Chiku Malunga (Eds.), NGO management : The Earthscan companion (pp. 70-80). London/Washington: Earthscan
  • K. Biekart (2010). Overzicht van de activiteiten van de MFO¿s in Nicaragua. In Evaluatie van de activiteiten van de Medefinancieringsorganisaties in Nicaragua (IOB Evaluatie, 330) (pp. 26-49). Den Haag: Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
  • K. Biekart & V. Fox Parekh (2009). Linking, learning, and leaving : Dutch experiments promoting global citizen action. In P. Hoebink (Ed.), The Netherlands Yearbook on International Cooperation (pp. 129-144). Assen: Van Gorcum
  • K. Biekart (2009). Civil society participation in donor-driven governance programmes: Experiences from Central America. In Wil Hout & Richard Robison (Eds.), Governance and the depoliticisation of development (Routledge/GARNET series: Europe in the world, 4) (pp. 152-165). London: Routledge
  • K. Biekart (2008). Learning from Latin America : Recent trends in European NGO policy-making. In A.J. Bebbington, S. Hickey & D.C. Mitlin (Eds.), Can NGOs Make a Difference? : The Challenge of Development Alternatives (pp. 71-89). London/New York: Zed Books
  • A.F. Fowler & K. Biekart (2008). Civic driven change: citizen's imagination in action. In A.F. Fowler & C.H. Biekart (Eds.), Civic driven change : Citizen's imagination in action (pp. 11-25). Den Haag: Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
  • A.F. Fowler & K. Biekart (2008). Civic Driven Change: Implications for Aided Development. In A.F. Fowler & C.H. Biekart (Eds.), Civic Driven Change: Citizen's Imagination in Action (pp. 173-187). The Hague: ISS
  • K. Biekart (2001). 'The double defeat of the revolutionary Left in Central America', in Demmers et al., Miraculous Metamorphoses: The Neoliberalization of Latin American Populism. In -. London: Zed Books
  • K. Biekart (2001). The impact of private aid agencies on civil society development', in Arts et al., Non-State Actors in International Relations. In -. Aldershot/Brookfield: Ashgate
  • K. Biekart (1999). 'Evaluaci¿el impacto de la cooperaci¿ogubernamental al desarollo orientada al fortalecimiento de la sociedad civil', en Alonso & Mosley (eds), La eficacia de la cooperaci¿nternacional al desarrollo: Evaluaci¿e la ayuda. Madrid, AECI-UIMP-ICEI. In -
  • K. Biekart (1999). European NGOs and democratisation in Central America: Assessing performance in the light of changing priorities', in Edwards and Hulme (eds), Non-Governmental Organisations - Performance and Accountability. In -. London: Earthscan
  • K. Biekart (1999). Northern private aid agencies and transnational civil society', in Arts and Roozendaal (eds) The Influence of Non-Governmental Organizations on International and Transnational Politics. Amsterdam/Nijmegen, ASSR/NICE. In -
  • K. Biekart (1996). 'Do private agencies really make a difference?', in Sogge et al., Compassion and Calculation. . In -. London: Pluto Press
  • K. Biekart (1996). Strengthening intermediary roles in civil society: Experiences from Central America. In A. Clayton (Ed.), NGOs, Civil Society and the State : building democracy in transitional societies (pp. 141-156). Oxford: INTRAC
  • K. Biekart (1991). 'Latijns Amerika: Het militaire overwicht', in Huinder (red.), De macht van de kazerne, Kleine XminY-studies No. 7. Amsterdam, XminY Beweging. In -
  • M. Monteiro & K. Biekart (2014). Maatschappelijk organisaties, de weg kwijt? In S. Verwer, L. Schulpen & R. Ruben (Eds.), Hoe nu verder? 65 jaar Nederlandse ontwikkelingssamenwerking (pp. 248-258). Arnhem: LM Publishers[go to publisher's site]
  • K. Biekart & R.A. Icaza Garza (2013). Re-emerging interest for Participatory Action Research. DevISSues, 15 (2), 17-19.
  • K. Biekart & A.F. Fowler (2011). Platforming: Simple questions addressing new knowledge architectures. (blog). The Broker Online. (available: 20 Nov 2011).
  • K. Biekart (2010). Civic driven change: Social movements and political society. International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) Conference: Istanbul (2010, juli 7 - 2010, juli 11).
  • K. Biekart (2010). Providing space for Latin American social movements: New challenges for international NGOs. Annual Conference of the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, ‘Latin America and the Caribbean: Beyond Neoliberalism?’: University of Groningen (2010, november 18 - 2010, november 19).
  • A.F. Fowler & K. Biekart (2008). Introducing Civic-Driven Change. (Intern rapport). The Hague: Institute of Social Studies
  • N. de Jong, J. Rafaél del Cid, K. Biekart & A.G. Dijkstra (2007). Cooperación internacional y Ejecución Nacional ? Importa la calidad? Honduras country report 2007. Evaluation and monitoring of poverty reduction strategies in Latin America. (Extern rapport). Stockholm: Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)
  • K. Biekart (2007). Knowledge sharing with Hivos on civil society-building expanded. Development ISSues, 9 (1), 20-21.
  • N. de Jong, R. Cid, K. Biekart & A.G. Dijkstra (2006). Honduras: Que paso con la ERP? Evaluation and monitoring of poverty reduction strategies in Latin America. (Extern rapport). Stockholm: Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)
  • K. Biekart (2006). Oud links en nieuw populisme: Opportunistische Ortega wint de verkiezingen in Nicaragua. La Chispa, 323.
  • M. Jimenez, T. Carothers, K. Biekart & R. Zelaya (2003). Report on the evaluation of the IMD programme in Guatemala 2002 - 2003. (Extern rapport, IMD publication). Den Haag: Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy[go to publisher's site]
  • K. Biekart, W. Harcourt & P. Knorringa (Ed.). (2016). Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation (Routledge Studies in Development Economics, 123). Abington, UK: Routledge
  • K. Biekart & A.F. Fowler (2016). Effective Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives through Civic Engagement. 12th International Conference, International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR): 'The Third Sector in Transition: Accountability, Transparency, and Social Inclusion': Stockholm (2016, juni 28 - 2016, juli 1).
  • S.I. Bergh & K. Biekart (2015, maart 19). Can (Evaluation) Consultants be Civic Innovators? Exploring the Shift from Auditors to Allies. Wageningen (Netherlands), Conference on Monitoring and Evaluation for Responsible Innovation, at Wageningen University.
  • A.F. Fowler & K. Biekart (2014, juni 25). Navigating Polycentric Governance: A View from the Middle. Bonn (Germany), 14th EADI General Conference - Responsible Development in a Polycentric World.
  • K. Biekart (Ed.). (2013) Development and Change, 44(3).
  • K. Biekart (Ed.). (2013) DevISSues, 15(2).

Editorial positions (2)

  • Development and Change

    Co-Editor

  • European Journal of Development Research

    Co-Editor


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