Our Team

Team members


We would like to introduce the members involved in our projects.  Clicking on the name of the person involved will direct you to their personal webpage.



Tine De Moor

Principal Investigator


Ton Duffhues

Postdoc Researcher


Damion Bunders

PhD Candidate


Eline Karlas



Carolien Veldsink



Pieter Steenbergen

PhD Candidate


Eva Vriens

PhD Candidate



Affiliated researchers


Underneath you will find - in alphabetical order -  a list of our affiliated and visiting researchers and the projects and reserach themes they are involved in. Clicking on their photos or names will guide you to their personal webpages. More information on the respective projects or research themes can be obtained by clicking on the names of these projects and themes.


Lauren Antonides, Postdoc Trainee, Ministry of Intern Affairs and Kingdom Relations, The Hague


Vicente Cendrero, PhD candidate, University of Castilla - La Mancha

> Research Theme on formation of institutions for collective action



Evelien De Kezel, Assistant Professor, Utrecht University (Faculty of Law)

> Social Entrepreneurship and Citizenship 



Jonathan Fink-Jensen, Researcher, European Univeristy Institute (Florence, Italy)

> Cooperating in care

Amineh Ghorbani, Post-doc researcher, Delft University of Technology

(Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management)

> Formation of Institutions for Collective Action

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Thys Lambrecht, Researcher, State Archives Bruges

> Research Theme on relation between Marriage Patterns and emergence of ICA's



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José-Miguel Lana-Berasain, Profesor Titular of Economic History and Institutions in Public University of Navarre (Iruña-Pamplona, Spain)

> NWO-Project "Common Rules"

> Research Theme on regulations of ICA's


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Gabriela Landolt, PhD Candidate, Institute for Social Anthropology, Berne University

> Research Theme on regulations of ICA's



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Fernando Largo JiménezPhD Candidate, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)




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Silvana Maubrigades, PhD Candidate, Universidad de la Républica (Montevideo, Urugay) 

> Research Theme on relation between Marriage Patterns and emergence of ICA's


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Felix Meier zu Selhausen, PhD candidate, Mountains of the Moon University (Fort Portal, Uganda)

> Formation of institutions for collective action



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Montserrat Prats López, Assistant Professor of Information Science, Open University of the Netherlands

click for profile page Romina Rodela, Researcher, Södertörn University (Stockholm, Sweden)

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Angus Winchester, Professor of Local and Landscape History, Lancaster University

> NWO-Project "Common Rules"

> Research Theme on regulations of ICA's 


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Richard Zijdeman, Postdoc Researcher, International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

> Research Theme on relation between Marriage Patterns and emergence of ICA's


Former team members / affiliated researchers


Underneath you will find links to our former team members and former affiliated researchers, who contributed to the research and results of our research projects.


> Kleoniki Alexopoulou

> Winny Bierman

> Anita Boele

> Annemarie Bouman

> Sarah Carmichael

> Elwyn Davies

> Corry Gellatly 

> Jolien Reijerink

> Charlotte Störmer

> Annelies Tukker

> René van Weeren

> Charlotte Witte

> Linda de Veen

> Jaco Zuijderduijn


We are of course also grateful for the contributions made by other colleagues. A full list of contributors can be found here.


 Our Mission Statement


Our team focuses on the development of institutions for collective action, which are institutions that are built and managed by the stakeholders themselves in order to tackle certain problems. In literature the repertoire of collective action is usually limited to the large-scale mass movements that could often make their points only by recourse to riots, demonstrations, or forms of mass violence such as peasant revolts (McAdam, Tarrow, and Tilly, 2001). With this research we want to broaden the perception of collective-action-historians by also including institutionalised forms, such as guilds and commons. Sociologists and political scientists have made extensive studies of the internal workings of similar institutions in modern societies, mainly in Third World countries. These studies show that self-governance is an important key to the long-term survival of these institutions (Ostrom, 1990).