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Dr. ir. Y.P.B. (Yves) Van Leynseele

Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
WP Groep: Docenten GPIO

  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Kamernummer: B4.00
  • Postbus 15629
    1001 NC Amsterdam
  • Education

    From 2011, Yves has been teaching in the education programmes of the Master and Research Master International Development Studies, the Master's Human Geography, Urban and Regional Planning and the Bachelor Human Geography and Minor International Development Studies.  He has taught and teaches a wide range of courses ranging from in-depth theoretical courses on Development Theories to research methodologies and professional and academic training. He has an interest in developing diversity approaches at the university, including decolonising of the curriculum. He is also involved in management (e.g. Programme Committee) and has supervised many Master and Bachelor theses in the fields of Geography and International Development Studies.


    University of Amsterdam, MSc and Research Master International Development Studies:

    Territories, Identities and Conflict in Changing World Order; Research Methods for Doing Field Research; Poverty and Development in Comparative Perspective; Undertaking Fieldwork in Developing Countries; Theories and Politics of International Development; Policy and Practice Seminar; Research Design 1: Mixed methods; Core Issues in IDS: theoretical approaches and current debates; Critical Development Theory and Social Movements, Literature Review and Fieldwork Profile

    University of Amsterdam, MSc Social Geography and International Development Studies:

    Territories, Identities and Conflict in Changing World Order; Geo Skills: Thesis Seminar

    University of Amsterdam, BSc Human Geography, Minor International Development Studies:

    Literature course, Introduction to Development Studies

    Wageningen University, MSc International Development Studies (2009-2011):

    Sociology in Development: Towards a Critical Perspective

    Wageningen University, BSc International Development Studies (2009-2011):

    Methods, Techniques and Data Analysis for Field Research; Field Research Practical; International Policies and Institutions


  • Research

    Yves' is a political anthropologist / geographer and rural sociologist who completed his PhD at Wageningen University. His research focuses on the dynamics and emerging properties of rural and urban transformation processes in sub-Saharan Africa. His research mostly uses anthropological methods and focuses on politicised status projects like master-planned new towns, community-based committees, public-private-partnerships, white farmer mentorships and value chain collaborations with farmers. By analyzing the role of actors and their brokering, he aims to unravel how knowledge regimes, inclusive business thinking and more privatized forms of development are expanding, usually at the expense of inclusive development and room for political contestation. His research since 2002 has been concentrated in South Africa but from 2014 he has also included Kenya and Ghana and wider regional perspectives. He recently (2014 - 2019) completed a postdoctoral research position in the project 'Inclusive partnerships and innovation platforms for sustainable landscapes and greater food sovereignty among tree crop farmers in Ghana and South Africa' (https://inclusivevcc.wordpress.com/). In the context of this project, he is co-authoring a book reporting results and elaborating a farmer-centred approach to action research (expected 2021).

    For up-to-date publication list see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yves_Van_Leynseele

  • Publicaties


    • Batubara, B., Kooy, M., Leynseele, Y. V., Zwarteveen, M., & Ujianto, A. (2023). Urbanization in (post-) New Order Indonesia: connecting unevenness in the city with that in the countryside. The Journal of Peasant Studies, 50(3), 1207-1226. https://doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2021.2000399
    • Van Leynseele, Y., & Olofsson, M. (2023). Unpacking land-associated assemblages ‘from below’: Smallholders' land access strategies at the commercial tree-crop frontier. Political Geography, 100, Article 102792. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2022.102792


    • Gupta, J., Bavinck, M., Ros-Tonen, M., Asubonteng, K., Bosch, H., van Ewijk, E., Hordijk, M., Van Leynseele, Y., Lopes Cardozo, M., Miedema, E., Pouw, N., Rammelt, C., Scholtens, J., Vegelin, C., & Verrest, H. (2021). COVID-19, poverty and inclusive development. World Development, 145, Article 105527. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105527 [details]
    • Olofsson, M., Ros-Tonen, M., Gupta, J., de Steenhuijsen Piters, B., & Van Leynseele, Y. (2021). Rethinking the divide: Exploring the interdependence between global and nested local markets. Journal of Rural Studies, 83, 60-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.02.018 [details]




    • van Leynseele, Y. (2013). 'Seeing like a land reform agency': cultural politics and the contestation of community farming at Makhoba. In P. Hebinck, & B. Cousins (Eds.), In the shadow of policy: everyday practices in South African land and agrarian reform (pp. 77-90). Johannesburg: Wits University Press. [details]


    • van Leynseele, Y., & Hebinck, P. (2011). Contested livelihoods at the interface: ethnographic explorations of two land restitution cases in rural South Africa. In P. Hebinck, & S. Shackleton (Eds.), Reforming land and resource use in South Africa: impact on livelihoods (pp. 137-161). (Routledge ISS studies in Rural Livelihoods; No. 6). London [etc.]: Routledge. [details]


    • Ros-Tonen, M. A. F., van Leynseele, Y. P. B., Laven, A., & Sunderland, T. (2015). Landscapes of social inclusion: inclusive value-chain collaboration through the lenses of food sovereignty and landscape governance. European Journal of Development Research, 27(4), 523-540. https://doi.org/10.1057/ejdr.2015.50 [details]


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