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**Wouter Spekkink is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Public Administration and Sociology since September 1st, 2019.** Wouter's research focuses primarily on complex governance processes around sustainability issues. He wrote his PhD thesis on the emergence of public-private collaborations for the development of sustainable industrial clusters. Recent studies have focused on grassroots activities related to circular economy and sustainability more broadly, as well as interactive governance processes around climate policy. Wouter's work has also covered graph-theoretical methodologies for the investigation of complex social processes. He has recently developed a decicated software suite that facilitates in the application of this approach.    Wouter teaches various courses on topics related to governance. He also coordinates the Dutch master specialization on Governance and Management of Complex Systems.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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