Other activities

This page contains an overview of my other professional activities and memberships.

Referee

For research councils

  • European Commission: Fifth Framework Programme (Life sciences, bioethics)
  • Foundation for Philosophy and Theology, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Foundation for Social and Human Sciences, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • UK Economic and Social Research Council
  • UK Arts and Humanities Research Board
  • Israeli Science Foundation

For publishers

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Cassell
  • Continuum
  • Earthscan
  • Routledge
  • Sage
  • UCL Press

For journals

  • Acta Politica
  • British Journal of Political Science
  • Economics and Philosophy
  • Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy
  • Environmental Politics
  • Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics
  • European Journal of Political Research
  • Global Business & Economics Review
  • Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
  • Journal of Global Ethics
  • Journal of Political Philosophy
  • Organization & Environment
  • Political Studies
  • Polity
  • Res Publica (UK)

Editorships

  • Nature, Culture and Literature book series, Rodopi Press
  • Member, editorial board of Environmental Politics
  • Member, editorial board of Intergenerational Justice Review
  • Member, editorial board of Liberaal Reveil
  • Member, editorial board of Res Publica: A Journal of Moral, Legal and Social Philosophy

Fundraising

Amongst others:

  • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
  • Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Nijmegen University Fund (SNUF)
  • Groningen University Fund
  • Operatie Boomhut (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Fishery)
  • Agricola Research School (University of Groningen)

Organizational activities

  1. Co-founder and secretary (1991-1993) of "De Kleine Kring" (The Small Circle), a network of young Dutch political theorists and philosophers with regular meetings.
  2. Organization of an international seminar on Green Politics and a meeting of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Green Politics (University of Nijmegen, 1992, together with Masja Nas).
  3. Organization of an international conference in connection with the 25th anniversary of the Department of Political Science (University of Nijmegen, 1994).
  4. Organization of the 1995 Summer School in Nijmegen for the national research school for political science and international affairs, Polybios.
  5. Co-ordinator for Dutch contacts of the Interdisciplinary Research Network on the Environment and Society (IRNES), 1996-1997, with workshops in a.o. London (1996), Florence (1997), Nijmegen (1997) and Lancaster (1997); organizer of the European workshop in Nijmegen.
  6. Organizer and chair of the workshop "The shape of sustainable liberal democratic societies", ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Warwick, UK, 1998.
  7. Co-organizer of the international interdisciplinary conference "Nature between fact and fiction", Rudolf Agricola Institute, University of Groningen (1999).
  8. Co-chair with prof. Dr. J. De Beus of a workshop on "Representation", Annual Conference of the Dutch Political Science Association (NKWP), 14-15 June 2001.
  9. Organizer and chair of the workshop "The end of environmentalism?", ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Turin, April 2002.
  10. Convenor and chair of a seminar ‘The Golden Country’, Nijmegen University, June 2003.
  11. Organizer and chair of a panel ‘Truth, lies and the environment’, ECPR General Conference, Marburg, Germany, September 2003.
  12. Co-organizer and chair (with Dr. I. Blühdorn, University of Bath) of ‘Double Standards and Simulation: Symbolism, Rhetoric and Irony in Eco-Politics’, international conference at the University of Bath in cooperation with the International Sociological Association, 2-4 September 2005.
  13. Convenor and chair of a seminar ‘Beware of the precautionary principle?’, Radboud University Nijmegen, September 2005.
  14. Organisation of a visit by prof. mr. R.F. Campusano (Ministry of Mining & Diplomatic Academy Andrés Bello, Santiago, Chili) to the Netherlands, with guest lectures for the GAP and Shifts research groups of the Radboud University Nijmegen, and the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion at the Chamber of Commerce in Amsterdam, June 2007.
  15. Co-organiser of a workshop on “Scientific advice to politicians”, Annual Conference of the Dutch Political Science Association, Berg en Dal, 28-29 May 2009.
  16. Co-organiser with Mario Kortman, Autumn Conference and 60th Anniversary of the Dutch Political Science Association, Nieuwspoort, The Hague, 5 November 2010.
  17. Co-chair with Carme Melo Escrihuela (Keele University) of a panel ‘The concept of nature in politics’, ECPR General Conference, Reykjavik, 27-30 August 2011.
  18. Co-chair with David Schlosberg, workshop ‘Animal Politics and Political Animals’, ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Antwerpen, April 2012.
  19. Co-chair with Dr C. Melo Escrihuela (Chair, University of Valencia), panel on ‘Human-Animal Fraternity’, Justice III: Fraternity Conference of RC 31 at IPSA World Congress, July 2012, Madrid.

Memberships

  1. Representative of the temporary staff in the executive committee of the Department of Political Science, University of Nijmegen (1990-1993).
  2. Member of the Department's Erasmus/SIR travel grant committee (1991).
  3. Member of the Standing Group on Green Politics in the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) (1991-).
  4. Member of the 25th Anniversary Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Nijmegen (1994).
  5. Secretary of the Political Science Alumni Association (1994-1997).
  6. Member of the advisory committee of the International School for Philosophy (ISVW), Leusden, (1996-1997).
  7. Representative of the Faculty of Policy Sciences in the National Science and Technology Week Committee of the University of Nijmegen (1999-).
  8. Member of the advisory committee on the preparation of the Fourth National Environmental Policy Plan, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Fishery (2000).
  9. Member of the Netherlands Political Science Association and Friends of the International School for Philosophy.
  10. Secretary of the Science Committee, Faculty of Policy Sciences, University of Nijmegen (2000).
  11. Secretary of the Annual Prize Committee, Dutch Political Science Association (2000-2004), Member (2004).
  12. Member of the Board, Dutch Political Science Association (2005-2011). Acting President (2010-11).
  13. Member (2002-) and temporary Chair (2004-5) of the Curriculum Committee, Department of Political Science, Radboud University Nijmegen.
  14. Secretary of the Annual Prize Committee, Dutch Political Science Association (2000-2004), Member (2004, 2006-2009), Chair (2007, 2009).
  15. Co-founder and Member of the jury, Dick Richardson Prize of the European Centre for Political Research ECPR (2007-8)
  16. Member (2006-) and President (2008), Board of Examiners in Political Science, Radboud University Nijmegen.
  17. Member and Chair (2009-), Science Committee, Faculty of Management Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen.
  18. Member of the Board of the Humanist Socrates Foundation (2010-).
  19. Member of the Audit Committee, pilot project for a national audit of the Basic Degree in Academic Teaching (BKO), SoFoKles Foundation (2010).
  20. Member of the Advisory Board to the Reader in Area Development, Hogeschool Windesheim, Zwolle (2011-).