Prof.Dr. W. (Wil) Hout

International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Wil Hout is professor of Governance and International Political Economy at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research interests relate to international political economy, regionalism, development policies and issues of governance and development. He has further done research on the state oil company of Suriname and on the implementation of good governance programmes in Uganda.

Wil Hout is the author of Capitalism and the Third World (Edward Elgar, 1993), The Politics of Aid Selectivity (Routledge, 2007) and (co-)editor of six volumes and special issues, most recently of EU Strategies on Governance Reform: Between Development and State-building (Routledge, 2012). Together with Caroline Hughes, Jane Hutchison and Richard Robison, he published a monograph on the political economy of development assistance, entitled Political Economy and Aid Industry in Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). He is currently finishing a monograph, together with M.A. Mohamed Salih, on the political economy of regionalism in Africa, to be published by Edward Elgar in 2019.

He has published articles in, among others, the European Journal of International Relations, Development and Change, the Journal of Development Studies, Third World Quarterly, Critical Asian Studies, Development Policy Review, the Revue Internationale de Politique Comparée, the Journal of African Economies and Acta Politica. Recent journal articles and chapters include: ‘The Rise of Oligarchy in Ethiopia: The Case of Wealth Creation since 1991’, Review of African Political Economy 47(157), 2018: 501-510 (with T.N. Gebregziabher); ‘The Permanent Crisis of Development Aid’, in B. Jessop and K. Knio (eds) The Pedagogy of Economic Crises: Crisis Dynamics, Construals, and Lessons, Abingdon: Routledge, 2018; ‘Gender and Policing Norms: Evidence from Survey Experiments among Police Officers in Uganda’, Journal of African Economies 26(4), 2017: 492-525 (with N. Wagner, M. Rieger and A. Bedi); and ‘Classical Approaches to Development: Modernisation and Dependency’, in J.B. Grugel and D. Hammett (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of International Development, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 21-39.

Before joining ISS, Wil Hout held positions as (senior) lecturer and associate professor at the departments of political science of Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Universities of Leiden and Nijmegen, and was a visiting fellow at Murdoch University (Australia), the University of Sheffield (UK), Johns Hopkins University (USA), the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore) and Central University of Iowa (USA). In 2009, he was a Distinguished Research Fellow of the Innovative Universities European Union Centre (Australia). From 2013 until 2017, he served as one of the two editors of the European Political Science Review, the flagship journal of the European Consortium for Political Research, published by Cambridge University Press.

  • T.N. Gebregziabher & W. Hout (2018). The Rise of Oligarchy in Ethiopia: The Case of Wealth Creation Since 1991. Review of African Political Economy, 45 (157), 501-510. doi: 10.1080/03056244.2018.1484351
  • W. Hout & N.J. Smit (2018). Working on societal relevance: Experiences from a research evaluation at the International Institute of Social Studies. In Rodrigo Costas, Thomas Franssen & Alfredo Yegros-Yegros (Eds.), Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators in Transition (pp. 1586-1594). Leiden: Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University [go to publisher's site]
  • N. Wagner, M. Rieger, A.S. Bedi & W. Hout (2017). Gender and Policing Norms: Evidence from Survey Experiments among Police Officers in Uganda. Journal of African Economies, 26 (4), 492-515. doi: 10.1093/jae/ejx014
  • W. Hout & L. Schakel (2014). SGACA: The Rise and Paradoxical Demise of a Political-Economy Instrument. Development Policy Review, 32 (5), 611-630. doi: 10.1111/dpr.12075
  • W. Hout (2013). Néopatrimonialisme et développement: Le rôle de pilote des poches d’efficacité (IN PRESS). Revue Internationale de Politique Comparée, 20 (3), 79-96.
  • W. Hout, H.A. Kifordu & P.V.V. da silva Goulart (2011). Governance, conflict and dispute resolution : introduction. The Open Area Studies Journal, 4 , 14-15. doi: 10.2174/18749143101104010014
  • W. Hout (2010). Governance and Development: Changing EU Policies. Third World Quarterly, 31 (1), 1-12. doi: 10.1080/01436590903557298
  • W. Hout (2007). Development under Patrimonial Conditions: Surinames State Oil Company as a Development Agent. Journal of Development Studies, 43 (8), 1333-1352.
  • W. Hout (2006). Playing the Only Game in Town? European Social Democracy and Neo-liberal Globalisation. Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft (International Politics and Society), 2 , 18.
  • W. Hout (2005). "Bouwen op eigen kunnen": Staatsolie als motor van ontwikkeling in Suriname. Oso: Tijdschrift voor Surinamistiek, 24 (2), 246-262.
  • W. Hout (2004). Political Regimes and Development Assistance: The Political Economy of Aid Selectivity. Critical Asian Studies, 36 (4), 519-613.
  • W. Hout (2002). Good Governance and Aid: Selectivity Criteria in Development Assistance. Development and Change, 33 (3), 511-527.
  • W. Hout (2001). Good Governance en de 17 van Herfkens. Economisch-Statistische Berichten, 85 (4328), 784-786.
  • W. Hout, J. Rood & M. Ho (2000). Internationale Politieke Economie. Vrede en Veiligheid: Tijdschrift voor Internationale Vraagstukken, 29 (2), 139.
  • W. Hout, J. Rood & M. Ho (2000). De Internationale Politieke Economie als Discipline: Een Inleiding of het Thema. Vrede en Veiligheid: Tijdschrift voor Internationale Vraagstukken, 29 (2), 178-210.
  • W. Hout (1999). Globalisering en Global Governance. Filosofie in Bedrijf, 9 (2), 67-77.
  • W. Hout (1997). ¿Nederland en de internationalisering: Aanpassing onder druk?¿ [¿The Netherlands and Internationalisation: Adjustment under Pressure?¿]. Internationale Spectator, 51 (10).
  • W. Hout (1996). ¿Development Strategies and Economic Performance in Third World Countries, 1965-92¿. Third World Quarterly, 17 (4).
  • W. Hout (1996). 'Structures in the International Political Economy: World System Theory and Unequal Development¿. European Journal of International Relations, 2 (1).
  • W. Hout (1996). ¿Het ¿nieuwe regionalisme¿: Mythe of werkelijkheid?¿ [¿The ¿New Regionalim¿: Myth or Reality?¿]. Internationale Spectator, 50 (5).
  • W. Hout (1996). ¿Globalization, Regionalization and Regionalism: A Survey of Contemporary Literature¿. Acta Politica, 31 (2).
  • W. Hout (1996). ¿Culture and the Problematic of Region: Southeast Asia¿, in: ¿The Forum: International Relations Theory and the New World Order¿, Mershon International Studies Review (Supplement to the International Studies Quarterly) Supplement 2. International Studies Quarterly, 40 , 343.
  • W. Hout (1995). ¿Ontwikkelingslanden in het wereldsysteem: Een kwantitatieve analyse¿ [¿Developing Countries in the World System: A Quantitative Analysis¿]. Mens en Maatschappij, 70 (2).
  • W. Hout & A. R.B. (1993). ¿Sleutelen aan het systeem: Institutionele vernieuwingsvoorstellen in de Nederlandse politiek¿ [¿Reforming the System: Proposals for Institutional Change in Dutch Politics]. Acta Politica, 28 (3).
  • W. Hout & L. R. H. (1992). ¿Editors¿ Introduction¿. Acta Politica, 27 (1).
  • W. Hout (1992). ¿Centres and Peripheries: An Assessment of the Contribution of Dependency and World System Theories to the Study of International Relations¿. Acta Politica, 27 (1).
  • W. Hout (1991). ¿Naar een politieke economie van de Europese integratie?¿ [¿Towards a Political Economy of European Integration?¿]. Acta Politica, 26 (2).
  • W. Hout (1991). ¿European Development Aid: A Cross-National Analysis of Competing Explanations¿. Acta Politica, 26 (4).
  • W. Hout (1988). ¿Rectification, Exploitation and the Third World: A Critique'. Acta Politica, 23 (4).
  • W. Hout (1986). ¿¿Drinking Rum and Coca-Cola...¿ De Verenigde Staten, Midden-Amerika en het Cara¿sch gebied¿ [¿¿Drinking Rum and Coca-Cola...¿ The United States, Central America and the Caribbean¿]. Transaktie, 15 (3).
  • W. Hout (1985). ¿Frank en vrij in het zuiden? Een poging tot toetsing van de dependenciatheorie van Andre Gunder Frank¿ [Frank and the Freedom of the South: An Attempt at Testing Andre Gunder Frank¿s Dependency Theory¿]. Acta Politica, 20 (1).
  • W. Hout (1985). ¿Economie en oorlog¿ [¿Economics and Warfare¿]. Economisch-Statistische Berichten, 70 (3502).
  • W. Hout (1985). Kwantitatief onderzoek en oorzaken van oorlog: Een evaluatie van de grote projecten¿ [¿Quantitative Research and the Causes of War: An Evaluation of the Grand Projects¿]. Transaktie, 14 (3).
  • W.A.A.M. de Roos & W. Hout (1983). Arbeidstijdverkorting en de rol van de overheid (Labour Time Reduction and the Role of the Government). Economisch-Statistische Berichten, 68 (3422), 812-817.
  • J. Hutchison, W. Hout, C. Hughes & R. Robison (2014). Political Economy and Aid Industry in Asia. (Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • W. Hout (Ed.). (2013). EU Strategies on Governance Reform: Between Development and State-building (ThirdWorlds). London: Routledge
  • W. Hout & R. Robison (2009). Governance and the Depoliticisation of Development (Routledge/GARNET Series: Europe in the World). London: Routledge
  • W. Hout (2007). EU Development Policy and Poverty Reduction: Enhancing Effectiveness. Aldershot/Brookfield: Ashgate
  • W. Hout (2007). The Politics of Aid Selectivity: Good Governance Criteria in U.S., World Bank and Dutch Foreign Assistance. London: Routledge Books
  • W. Hout (2001). Instituties en Ontwikkeling (Report for the Scientific Council for Government Policy, published as part of WRR: Ontwikkelingsbeleid en Goed Bestuur, Reports to the Government, no. 58). The Hague: SDU Uitgevers
  • J. Grugel & W. Hout (1999). Regionalism Across the North-South Divide: State Strategies and Globalization. London: Routledge Books
  • W. Hout & M. Sie Dhian Ho (1997). Aanpassing onder druk? Nederland en de gevolgen van de internationalisering [Adjustment under Pressure? The Netherlands and the Effects of Internationalisation]. Assen: Van Gorcum
  • W. Hout & H. Pellikaan (1995). Leren van onderzoek: Het onderzoeksproces en methodologische problemen in de sociale wetenschappen [Learning from Research: The Research Process and Methodological Problems in the Social Sciences]. Meppel: Boom
  • W. Hout (2019). The Permanent Crisis of Development Aid. In B Jessop & K Knio (Eds.), The Pedagogy of Economic, Political and Social Crises: Dynamics, Construals, and Lessons (Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy, 250) (pp. 229-243). Abingdon: Routledge
  • W. Hout (2017). Ontwikkelingslanden in internationaal politiek-economisch perspectief: Structurele beperkingen voor groei en verandering. In G. Dijkstra, H. Klaassen & P. Marks (Eds.), Klaar is Kees: Liber Amicorum voor Prof.dr. Kees van Paridon (pp. 99-110). Rotterdam: Spitz
  • W. Hout (2016). Classical Approaches to Development: Modernisation and Dependency. In J. Grugel & D. Hammett (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of International Development (pp. 21-39). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • W. Hout (2015). Putting Political Economy to Use in Aid Policies. In A. Whaites, E. Gonzalez, S. Fyson & G. Teskey (Eds.), A Governance Practitioner’s Notebook: Alternative Ideas and Approaches (pp. 83-97). Paris: OECD [go to publisher's site]
  • W. Hout (2014). 'Confidence in our own Abilities': Suriname’s State Oil Company as a Pocket of Effectiveness. In M. Roll (Ed.), The Politics of Public Sector Performance: Pockets of Effectiveness in Developing Countries (pp. 147-172). Abingdon: Routledge [go to publisher's site]
  • W. Hout (2013). EU statebuilding through good governance. In D. Chandler & T.D. Sisk (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of International Statebuilding (pp. 362-374). Abingdon, UK: Routledge
  • W. Hout (2013). Between Development and Security: The European Union, Governance and Fragile States. In W. Hout (Ed.), EU Strategies on Governance Reform: Between Development and State-building (ThirdWorlds) (pp. 139-156). London: Routledge
  • W. Hout (2013). Governance and Development: Changing EU Policies. In W. Hout (Ed.), EU Strategies on Governance Reform: Between Development and State-building (ThirdWorlds) (pp. 1-12). London: Routledge
  • W. Hout & R. Robison (2009). Conclusion: Where to Now? The End of ¿Good Governance¿ as a Policy Agenda. In W. Hout & R. Robison (Eds.), Governance and the Depoliticisation of Development (Routledge/GARNET Series: Europe in the World) (pp. 197-199). London: Routledge
  • W. Hout & R. Robison (2009). Development and the Politics of Governance: Framework for Analysis. In W. Hout & R. Robison (Eds.), Governance and the Depoliticisation of Development (Routledge/GARNET Series: Europe in the World) (pp. 1-11). London: Routledge
  • W. Hout (2009). Development and Governance: An Uneasy Relationship. In W. Hout & R. Robison (Eds.), Governance and the Depoliticisation of Development (pp. 29-43). London: Routledge
  • W. Hout (2007). Development Cooperation, Poverty Reduction and the European Union. In EU development policy and poverty reduction : enhancing effectiveness (pp. 13). Aldershot/Brookfield: Ashgate
  • W. Hout (2007). EU Development Policy and Poverty Reduction: Conclusions and Recommendations. In EU development policy and poverty reduction : enhancing effectiveness (pp. 199-205). Aldershot/Brookfield: Ashgate
  • W. Hout (2007). The Netherlands and Aid Selectivity, 1998-2005: The Vicissitudes of a Policy Concept. In (pp. 146-170) Assen: Van Gorcum
  • W. Hout (2006). European Social Democracy and the Neo-liberal Global Agenda: A Resurgent Influence or Capitulation? In - (pp. 216-233). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • W. Hout (2006). Political Regimes and Development Assistance: The Political Economy of Aid Selectivity. In (pp. 202-223) London: Routledge Books
  • W. Hout (2005). Parliaments, Politics, and Governance: African Democracies in Comparative Perspective. In M.A. Mohamed Salih (Ed.), African Parliaments: Between Goverance and Government (pp. 25-47). New York: Palgrave Macmillan
  • W. Hout (2004). Good Governance and Aid: Selectivity Criteria in Development Assistance. In (pp. 143-160) Oxford: Blackwell Publishing
  • W. Hout (2004). A Global Economy, Polycentric World, or System of Nation-States? In - (pp. 19-38). London: Routledge Books
  • W. Hout (2003). Political Parties and Governance. In African political parties : evolution, institutionalism and governance (pp. 259-274). London: Pluto Press
  • W. Hout (2001). Internationale Betrekkingen in de Informatiesamenleving. In (pp. 79-92) The Hague: SDU Uitgevers
  • W. Hout (2000). Europe and Internationalization: Introduction. In (pp. 85-87) Aldershot/Brookfield: Ashgate
  • J. Grugel & W. Hout (1999). Regions, Regionalism and the South. In (pp. 3-13) London: Routledge Books
  • W. Hout & R. H. Lieshout (1999). The Limits of Theory: Detecting Contemporary Global Change and Predicting the Future of the States System. In (pp. 43-70) Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press
  • W. Hout & J. Grugel (1999). Regionalism across the North-South Divide. In (pp. 169-177) London: Routledge Books
  • W. Hout (1999). Theories of International Relations and the New Regionalism. In (pp. 14-28) London: Routledge Books
  • W. Hout (1998). ¿Inleiding¿ [¿Introduction¿], in: Huib Pellikaan and Wil Hout (eds.), Economische modellen en politieke besluitvorming: Inleiding in de rationele-keuzetheorie [Economic Models and Political Decision-making: An Introduction to Rational Choice Theory]. In Bussum: Coutinho
  • W. Hout (1998). ¿De positie van ontwikkelingslanden sinds 1960¿ [¿The Position of Developing Countries Since 1960¿), in: Eelke de Jong (ed.), Naar gelijkwaardige partners?! Aanzetten tot een christelijk ge¿pireerde visie op de positie van arme landen [Toward Equal Partnership?! Elements for a Chritian-inspired View of the Position of Poor Countries]. In Assen: Van Gorcum
  • W. Hout & H. M. S. D. (1997). ¿Feiten over internationalisering¿ [¿Facts about Internationalisation¿], in: Wil Hout and Monika Sie Dhian Ho (eds.), Aanpassing onder druk? Nederland en de gevolgen van de internationalisering [Adjustment under Pressure? The Netherlands and the Effects of Internationalisation]. In Assen: Van Gorcum
  • W. Hout (1995). ¿Inleiding¿ [¿Introduction¿], in: Wil Hout and Huib Pellikaan (eds.), Leren van onderzoek: Het onderzoeksproces en methodologische problemen in de sociale wetenschappen [Learning from Research: The Research Process and Methodological Problems in the Social Sciences]. In Meppel: Boom
  • W. Hout (1995). ¿Het onderzoeksproces en methodologische problemen in de sociale wetenschappen¿ [¿The Research Process and Methodological Problems in the Social Sciences], in: Wil Hout and Huib Pellikaan (eds.), Leren van onderzoek: Het onderzoeksproces en methodologische problemen in de sociale wetenschappen [Learning from Research: The Research Process and Methodological Problems in the Social Sciences]. In Meppel: Boom
  • W. Hout (1995). ¿Onderzoek van de internationale betrekkingen¿ [¿Research in International Relations¿], in: Wil Hout and Huib Pellikaan (eds.), Leren van onderzoek: Het onderzoeksproces en methodologische problemen in de sociale wetenschappen [Learning from Research: The Research Process and Methodological Problems in the Social Sciences]. In Meppel: Boom
  • W. Hout (1994). ¿The Netherlands and Eurasia¿, in: Christian Franck and Nihat Akyol (eds.), The European Union and Turkey in the Eurasian Area. In Brussels: Trans European Policy Studies Association
  • W. Hout (1994). ¿Internationale economische ontwikkelingen¿ [¿International Economic Developments¿], in: J.W. van Deth and J.C.P.M. Vis (eds.), Actuele politieke problemen [Contemporary Political Problems]. In Amsterdam: nstituut voor Publiek en Politiek

Editorial positions (3)

  • Internationale Spectator

    Member Board of Editors

  • European Political Science Review

    Member International Advisory Editorial Board

  • European Political Science Review

    Co-Editor

Organization Memberships

Side positions (10)

  • International Accreditation Council for Global Development Studies and Research (IAC)

    Member

  • Netherlands Research School for Resource Studies for Development

    Senior Researcher

  • EU Framework 6 Network of Excellence on ‘Global Governance, Regionalisation and Regulation: The Role of the EU’ (GARNET)

    Coordinator of the Research Group on Global Governance and North-South Relations

  • Open Area Studies Journal

    Member, Editorial Board

  • Palgrave Macmillan Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy

    Member, International Advisory Board

  • International Studies Association

    Member, IPE Distinguished Senior Scholar Awards Committee, 2013

  • Rotterdam Global Health Initiative

    Member, Programme Committee

  • Erasmus Graduate School for Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Member, Programme Council

  • European Political Science Review

    Co-editor

  • Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University

    Associate


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