Jeroen Warner , Ass. Prof. of Disaster Studies at Social Sciences Group, Wageningen University

Bilateral Meetings

  • 08.12.2013 Sunday (04:15 pm - 06:00 pm)

‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’. That is the mission of Wageningen UR. Within the domain of ‘healthy food and living environment’, we work around the globe doing research for government agencies and the private sector. Its strength lies in the ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and Wageningen University.

Research Sociology of Development and Change (SDC)

Research at the SDC Group of Wageningen University focuses on development and change as on-going, socially constructed, inherently heterogeneous and negotiated processes. The SDC Group links scientific and technological knowledge to everyday life through a critical analysis of the spaces where multiple realities and practices intersect. Our points of departure are the linkages among ‘global’ and ‘local’ practices, where policies, planned interventions, technical innovations and bottom-up initiatives are intertwined social actions that transform societies in often unexpected ways. For this reason, we take pride in putting the (re-)framing of problems and solutions, the values that people attach to changes in their life-worlds, and the (re)politicization of (state and market) interventions at the forefront of our research endeavours.
The SDC Group operates within two academic domains. The first is that of social change and development; here, we are driven by debates on agency and power relations, and focus on practices of social ordering and steering. The second domain concerns the mechanisms through which values, knowledge and power are mediated, perpetuated or transformed in encounters between the variety of actors involved in processes of global change.

Country: Netherlands


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