This site describes the research and teaching activities of Kees Jansen at Wageningen University (the Netherlands). I work in the fields of political ecology, critical agrarian studies and international development. My current research focusses on pesticide risk governance, the multi-level governance of banana diseases, and the greening of the agrarian question. My major field work experience is in Latin America, but I am also involved in research project in other parts of the world. I intend to contribute to the further development of political ecology. Theoretically I am interested in rethinking linkages between technology and social justice, and between political ecology and risk theories. Using some key insights from critical realist theory we may be able to better conceptualize technology/nature-society interactions.
All photographs on this website by Kees Jansen; cover designs of theses and books by the respective authors; some photographs show art work in our house: Moed by Astrid Roquas, Carnaval by Alberto Medina Mendieta, unknown title (mountains and typical Kazakh symbolism) by Akhmet Akhat.